Nick Farmer
President

Nick joined the Pedal with Pete team in 2018. “I wanted to get involved with the Pedal with Pete Foundation because of the dedicated volunteers who make the great work of the Foundation possible. I was impressed by the diversity of their backgrounds and the sustained results of their many years of hard work that have contributed so much to cerebral palsy research.”

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Nick joined the Pedal with Pete team in 2018. “I wanted to get involved with the Pedal with Pete Foundation because of the dedicated volunteers who make the great work of the Foundation possible. I was impressed by the diversity of their backgrounds and the sustained results of their many years of hard work that have contributed so much to cerebral palsy research.”

Nick is a graduate of the University of Maryland, holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. Nick spent most of his working career in the information industry. He worked for Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus for 24 years, holding a number of different positions from Software Engineer to Chief Information Officer. He also was the Chief Information Officer for Lexis-Nexis in Dayton, OH and for Elsevier Science in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Oxford, England. At the end of his career he was an independent consultant, holding interim positions as Chief Information Officer for several companies, including Harcourt Education in Orlando, FL and Harcourt Assessment in San Antonio, TX. He is now retired.

In addition to serving as the President of the Pedal with Pete Foundation, Nick is also involved with Linden life Fellowship and Reaching the Nations International, organizations focused on improving life for the residents of the Linden and Milo Grogan communities in Columbus. “I am very fortunate, in many ways. I want to use the technical and management skills I developed over my working career to improve the lives of those who need assistance in realizing their full potential in today’s complex and rapidly changing society.”

Nick and his wife Susan have a daughter who lives in Chicago, IL and a son and four grandchildren who live in San Antonio, TX.

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Sabine Kuhn
Vice President

Sabine first learned about cerebral palsy when her children were taking swim lessons at McConnell Heart Health Center.  A boy with CP was in the therapy pool during their lessons. She learned about Pedal with Pete through a yard sign for the annual bike fundraiser in the front yard of a house on her walking route. She first volunteered in 2019 as part of the cerebral palsy grant review team overseeing the grant review process and educating the community about cerebral palsy. She is now the team leader.

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Sabine graduated from the Ohio State University with BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Microbiology. Following graduation, Sabine worked at CAS in various management and leadership roles before retiring after 31 years.
 
Sabine first learned about cerebral palsy when her children were taking swim lessons at McConnell Heart Health Center.  A boy with CP was in the therapy pool during their lessons. She learned about Pedal with Pete through a yard sign for the annual bike fundraiser in the front yard of a house on her walking route. Sabine initially wondered if Pete Zeidner was the boy from McConnell but learned otherwise after doing some internet research. It turns out that Mimi Singh’s son Andy lives in that house. She realized that long after her children were done with swim lessons.   
 
Sabine is also keeping busy volunteering as a Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer working in school gardens, the Waterman Rain Garden and answering gardening questions from around the state as well as friends and family.
 
Sabine and her husband Dana have a daughter and son who live in Columbus. They like to travel and watch their three granddogs: PeeDee, a corgi, Charley, a puggle and Pepper, a poogle. They are looking forward to welcoming their first grandchild in February.

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Jamie Quisling
Secretary

Jamie has nearly nineteen years’ experience in pediatrics, having worked as direct caregiver and nurse educator on the Infectious Diseases Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since 2014 she has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Acute & Regional Pain Service at Nationwide Children’s, caring for infants, children, and young adults who require expert pain management due to acute illness, injury, or chronic conditions. Jamie is board certified in Pain Management.

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Jamie has nearly nineteen years’ experience in pediatrics, having worked as direct caregiver and nurse educator on the Infectious Diseases Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Since 2014 she has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Acute & Regional Pain Service at Nationwide Children’s, caring for infants, children, and young adults who require expert pain management due to acute illness, injury, or chronic conditions. Jamie is board certified in Pain Management.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jamie was adopted as an infant by an American couple. She was raised in Zanesville, Ohio. At the age of six, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (left-sided hemiplegia). Later, she became involved with Nationwide Children’s Adult Cerebral Palsy Clinic where it was discovered that she has a rare condition known as bilateral schizencephaly, which is directly linked to her cerebral palsy.

Jamie is a passionate, caring individual who finds it gratifying to use her personal and professional knowledge to improve the quality of life for patients with physical challenges, including cerebral palsy. From her own experience, she recognizes the lack of adult care providers who are well-versed in cerebral palsy. She sees the need for more resources for adults living with cerebral palsy, particularly in light of its impact on aging. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys reading, watching Netflix, trying new foods, and travelling. She is especially fond of Sanibel Island, but any beach feels like home to her!

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Peter Dague
Treasurer

Peter has participated in the Pedal with Pete Columbus Ride event and joined the Board of Directors in 2022. He lives in Columbus.

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Peter has participated in the Pedal with Pete Columbus Ride event and joined the Board of Directors in 2022. He lives in Columbus.

Peter is President of Dague Business Services, a CPA firm located in Gahanna, OH, and Managing Partner of Daedalus Partners, a real estate investment company. He is an accounting graduate of the Ohio State University. In addition to his professional activities, Peter has been active in several not-for-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the Westminister Thurber Community and the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and as a Director and Treasurer of the North Market Development Authority. 

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Jesus Benavente
Director

Uche is a native of Nigeria. He has over 12 years of experience as a Software Engineer working across retail, banking, insurance, and immigration services. He first learned about Pedal with Pete in 2021 through the annual fundraising ride event that year. He currently volunteers on the Technology team and helps as needed with integration, marketing, and application technology support.

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Jesus was born in Saltillo, Mexico, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey.  He began his career in various technical roles within the metal casting industry, collaborating with key plants servicing the automotive sector. At Ashland Chemical his roles included designing car engines and managing a global computational particle fluid dynamics software project. After obtaining an MBA with a finance focus from Tecnologico de Monterrey, he returned to Ashland as a Global Business Manager, responsible for a $200M P&L. In his current capacity as the Sales Director for Bostik, he steers the label business in North American markets, seamlessly blending technical expertise with strategic sales direction.

Beyond his professional pursuits, his true fulfilment lies in his family – his wife Vanessa, and his two cherished children, Gerardo, and Elissa. An avid triathlete, he finds joy in pushing his limits in both professional and personal arenas.

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Uche Chilaka
Director

Uche is a native of Nigeria. He has over 12 years of experience as a Software Engineer working across retail, banking, insurance, and immigration services. He first learned about Pedal with Pete in 2021 through the annual fundraising ride event that year. He currently volunteers on the Technology team and helps as needed with integration, marketing, and application technology support.

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Uche is a native of Nigeria. He has over 12 years of experience as a Software Engineer working across retail, banking, insurance, and immigration services. He first learned about Pedal with Pete in 2021 through the annual fundraising ride event that year. He currently volunteers on the Technology team and helps as needed with integration, marketing, and application technology support.

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Sha Clark
Director

Sha has over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker with the majority of her career employed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program. She is excited about this opportunity with the Pedal with Pete Foundation to further promote CP research as well as community inclusion opportunities for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their families.

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Sha has over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker with the majority of her career employed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program. Sha supports children and adults living with Cerebral Palsy and their families, with a goal of reducing barriers that can negatively impact health outcomes. Sha also provides professional development and community education promoting disability rights and inclusion. Sha and her husband are parents to two adult children, one of which is living with Cerebral Palsy. She is excited about this opportunity with the Pedal with Pete Foundation to further promote CP research as well as community inclusion opportunities for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their families.

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Heather Darling
Director

Heather has participated in the Pedal with Pete Columbus Ride event and joined the Board of Directors in 2022. She lives in Columbus.

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Heather has participated in the Pedal with Pete Columbus Ride event and joined the Board of Directors in 2022. She lives in Columbus.

Heather Darling is the Executive Vice President of Clients Insights & Engagement at HealthLinx. In this role she aligns the struggles experienced by hospitals with the value delivered by HealthLinx and its proven processes for outcomes improvement through high-performing nurse leaders and culture. She focuses on the use of technology and digital media to develop strategies and processes for increasing marketing engagement and comprehensive client understanding. Heather joined HealthLinx in 2014 as Web Marketing Strategist and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing in 2016 and then Executive VP of Client Insights & Engagement in early 2019. Heather has over 20 years of experience in marketing and project management. She has presented on the topic of social media marketing at national non-profit industry conferences, and her fingerprints can be seen on the websites, email campaigns, and social media campaigns of companies in the healthcare, foodservice, construction, and non-profit industries. She embraces her label as a tech-geek and is constantly searching for the latest and greatest digital channels to add to her marketing arsenal. Heather is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her professional activities, Heather is the Music Director for her church.

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Angie Gallis
Director

Angie’s first experience with Pedal with Pete was through the bicycling fundraiser event. An avid cyclist, she and her husband continue to participate in this annual event often. She hopes to learn more about cerebral palsy as well as expanding awareness by serving on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors as the leader of the social media team.

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Angie’s first experience with Pedal with Pete was through the bicycling fundraiser event. An avid cyclist, she and her husband continue to participate in this annual event often. She hopes to learn more about cerebral palsy as well as expanding awareness by serving on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors as the leader of the social media team.

Originally from Massachusetts, Angie moved to Ohio along with her family in 1979. She spent more than three decades pursuing her passion for teaching dance and serving in administrative roles, but her passion for teaching and mentoring others in living a healthier happier lifestyle through wellness guided her decision in 2010 to shift her focus and become a certified group fitness/yoga instructor and personal trainer. In 2021 she earned her 500-hour yoga teacher and 200-hour meditation teacher certifications and can currently be found teaching live online sessions on one of the world’s largest yoga and meditation apps, Insight Timer.

Since 2018, she has also served on the board of directors of a faith-based recovery home for women, Grace Haven. Away from her yoga mat, you will find Angie traveling the country judging dance competitions, riding her bike, and cheering on her favorite baseball team! Angie would be honored to have the opportunity to continue to inspire and enhance the lives of many through her service as a member of the board of directors with the Pedal with Pete Foundation!

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Melinda Hill
Director

Melinda has participated in the Columbus Ride Event for a number of years, beginning in 2009. She has volunteered extensively for a number of charitable organizations, focused on groups related to cancer and Parkinson’s research. In her role as a Director of the Pedal with Pete Foundation she will focus on recruiting volunteers to help carry out the functions of the foundation.

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Melinda has participated in the Columbus Ride Event for a number of years, beginning in 2009. Melinda recently retired as the Site Analytics Manager for IQVIA. She previously served as an Analytics Consultant in Oncology for Integra Connect, and Director of Strategic Analysis for the American Cancer Society. She was a Clinical Instructor at the Ohio State University, where she also worked at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. She worked for several other Columbus area organizations, including Columbus State, Ohio Health, Riverside Hospital, Pharmacia, Peer Review Systems, the Columbus Health Department and Battelle Memorial Institute. She has volunteered extensively for a number of charitable organizations, focused on groups related to cancer and Parkinson’s research.

Melinda has a BS in Genetics, an MS in Preventative Medicine/Epidemiology, and a PhD in Kinesiology, all from the Ohio State University.

Melinda and her husband live part of the year in Columbus and part of the year in West Palm Beach. In her role as a Director of the Pedal with Pete Foundation she will focus on recruiting volunteers to help carry out the functions of the foundation.

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Lauri Kaplan
Director

Lauri began volunteering at the Columbus ride in 2009. She currently serves on the Research and Education team and helps as needed prior to each Columbus event. She has served on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors since 2010, and as secretary since 2014.

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Lauri Kaplan began volunteering at the Columbus ride in 2009. She currently serves on the Research and Education team and helps as needed prior to each Columbus event. She has served on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors since 2010, and as secretary since 2014.

Lauri works full-time as a liaison at the Ohio State School for the Blind serving families of children who are blind or visually impaired and their local school districts across Ohio.

Lauri and her husband are parents of two adult children. Their oldest, Jake, lives with cerebral palsy and enjoys pedaling his adapted bicycle with family around Columbus.

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Roger Schenck
Director

Roger brings a strong interest in both cycling and charitable activities to Pedal with Pete. He joined the Board of Directors in 2019, and is the Team Leader for the Columbus Event.

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Roger brings a strong interest in both cycling and charitable activities to Pedal with Pete. He joined the Board of Directors in 2019, and is the Team Leader for the Columbus Event.

Roger was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, in a suburb of Wilkes-Barre called Forty Fort. After graduating with a major in chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1970, he spent three years in graduate school, eventually making his way to Columbus, Ohio to accept a position at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in 1973. After 42 years at CAS, Roger retired and is now living with his wife, Dawn, in Dublin, OH. 

He spends much of his time volunteering with a faith-based organization called “Reaching the Nations International,” helping to revamp a home in the Milo-Grogan area of Columbus. 

Roger enjoys woodworking, reading and bicycling.  

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Paul Stock
Director

Paul Stock has served on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors since 2010. Before serving as a board member, Paul was a frequent sponsor of Pedal with Pete’s annual Columbus ride though his computer consulting company, Stock Consulting.

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Paul Stock has served on the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board of Directors since 2010. Before serving as a board member, Paul was a frequent sponsor of Pedal with Pete’s annual Columbus ride though his computer consulting company, Stock Consulting.

An avid cyclist, Paul first became acquainted with the Pedal with Pete Foundation through regular participation in the Foundation’s events. 

In addition to being a Director, Paul provides occasional technical support for Pedal with Pete for any computer related issues. 

Paul also previously served on the board of the Purple Door Christian Childcare Center in Grove City, Ohio.

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