Board of Directors

NEST Community Learning Center exists to address the generational poverty crisis, that has now moved into the suburbs around every major city in the U.S.. NEST is a comprehensive, targeted, community-based program that changes the outcome of low-income neighborhoods in Loveland, Ohio.

Meet our Board of Directors:

  • Amy Van Strien, President
  • Donel Autin, Vice President
  • Chuck Braddock, Treasurer
  • CeeCee Collins, Secretary
  • Kari Dunning
  • John Cummins
  • Nick Winnenberg

Amy Van Strien has a Master’s degree in Education and has been a School Psychologist for 25 years; serving a wide range of communities. She is currently a School Psychologist for Indian Hill Schools and an adjunct professor for Miami University in the Educational Psychology Department. She is a 20-year resident of Loveland, Ohio.

Donel Autin : originally from South Louisiana, Donel came to Cincinnati in 2011 as the CFO of one of the country’s largest distribution companies where he helped guide its eventual merger and IPO in 2014.  A longtime active investor, he is now an executive with a Cincinnati-based real estate development, construction, and operating company focused on transforming communities by investing in retail, multi-family, mixed-use, and office properties.  Donel lives with his family in Loveland, Ohio. 

Chuck Braddock is a partner at the PricewaterhouseCoopers and it the practice leader for the Private Company Services practice for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana market.  He has 31 years of experience as an audit partner.  He is responsible for overall quality of services PwC delivers to its private company clients and oversees a team of more than 90 professionals fully dedicated to serving private companies. Chuck is a Christ Follower, husband and father of 4.  He lives in Loveland (Warren County) and attends Branches Community Church. 

CeeCee Collins has been the President of the Little Miami River Chamber of Commerce since 2013, formerly the Loveland Area Chamber.  She brings her experience from the USA Today Newspaper as a Regional Marketing Manager, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Greater Cincinnati YMCA, and Ohio Valley Voices. She resides in Miami Township with her husband Jim, and enjoys her work at the Chamber as well as keeping up with their three children.

Kari Dunning, PT, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) at the University of Cincinnati and Director of Clinical Research at UC Health Drake Center.  She has an MS in Neuroscience, a PhD in epidemiology, and has been a Physical Therapist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of neurological patients for over 20 years. Kari has been a resident of Loveland, OH for 20 years.

John Cummins earned degrees from Northwestern University and the Ohio State Law School.  He is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  In his practice, John represents creditors in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  His focus the past two decades has been on mortgage foreclosures.  John has coached many sports and lead clubs for youth.  He and his wife have lived in Loveland for 30 years and raised three children.

Nick Winnenberg has a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and business management from Ohio University.  After graduating, he joined the family business CDAN.  Professionally, he wears many hats.  He is the Senior Sales Representative at Express Employment Professionals.  He is also  the Co-Founder and Sales Manager of BergTech Solutions.  Additionally he is the Founder of Loveland Young Professionals.  He also serves on a number of boards including the board of directors of the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance, and now NEST Community Learning Center.  Personally, he likes woodworking, volunteering, rock climbing, traveling, and his wife Rami- not in that order.  Nick resides in Miami Township with his wife, two cats and a dog named Hagrid.