PO Box 67, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068   |   (614) 895.1882   |   info@kindway.org

Staff

Christine Money - Executive Director

 

Christine Money is a veteran of corrections and social work, having served as warden of three different prisons and as an interim director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

 

Ms. Money earned a degree in social work from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and a Master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University in 1981.

 

She began her career as a social worker for Chillicothe Correctional Institution in 1981 and later was warden at Franklin Pre-Release Center, the Ohio Reformatory for Women and the Marion Correctional Institution.

As warden, she was instrumental in implementing innovative faith-based programming, a multi-media center, fatherhood initiatives and vocational programs. She also supported pre-natal care, parenting and recovery programs.

 

In 2005, Ms. Money became special assistant to the director of the Department of Youth Services, emphasizing faith-based initiatives and the role of community volunteers in helping incarcerated youth reenter society.

 

In 2005-06, Ms. Money was an active member of the Ohio Correctional Faith-Based Initiatives Task Force, which helped pass a law allowing faith-based organizations to provide reentry services to incarcerated youth and adults. She serves on the board of directors for Kairos Prison Ministry International.

 

Ms. Money lives in Marysville with her husband, Kent. She has two adult children, Whitney and Keith.

Jan Roberts - Women's Transition Manager

 

Jan Roberts serves as the EMBARK Women's Transition Manager. She works with EMBARK participants while they are inside the Ohio Reformatory for Women to prepare them for successful reentry. Jan was employed as a Columbus Police Officer for twenty-eight years and served as a Detective in the Sexual Abuse Squad for over 11 years. In 2005 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio Dominican University, graduating Magnum Cum Laude.

Jan has been a member of the New Faith Baptist Church of Christ for twenty-three years. She is a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Praise Team.

 

In 2008, she began volunteering at Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility, serving for five years with "Heart to Heart" a Christian based program that met twice a month with young women who were incarcerated in the facility. She also volunteered for two years as a mentor with the Kindway/EMBARK Ministry prior to being hired on.

 

She lives in Columbus with her husband of forty years. They have one daughter and one granddaughter.

 

 

 

R. Paul Sparks, II - Men's Transition Manager

As the Men’s Transition Manager Paul Sparks brings a unique set of experience to Kindway. Paul is a graduate of Marion Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Business and a restored citizen to the community. He is a graduate of EMBARK Season #4 and continued to stay connected with Kindway after his release into the community while employed with Engineered Profiles (one of Kindway’s employment partners). He has a passion for the restoration of men to the community and is active in recovery. He is a member of Leave A Mark church where he is active in Celebrate Recovery and often encourages other EMBARK participants to attend.  

 

Heather Bernardo-Gildner - Operations Manager

 

Ms. Bernardo-Gildner has more than 25 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant and Purchasing Professional for local Fortune 500 companies. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at Franklin University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Bernardo-Gildner also holds the Certified Purchasing Manager designation from the Institute of Supply Management.

 

As Operations Manager, Ms. Bernardo-Gildner is dedicated to providing the support required to ensure that the organization runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In this manner she desires to support the Kindway mission “To invest in the lives of those impacted by incarceration.”

 

Ms. Bernardo-Gildner resides in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Ebony Howard - Resource Developer

 

Ebony Howard is the Resource Developer for Kindway. A native of Michigan, Ms. Howard was an English major at The College of New Jersey from which she graduated in 2005.

 

She has had a number of volunteer positions throughout the East Coast and serving as a VISTA member in the early winter of 2011 and completing her three year commitment in November 2014.

 

She is responsible for researching grants and events for Kindware. Ms. Howard assists with communication with EMBARK participants in the community.

Ms. Howard lives in the Reynoldsburg area with her family.

Debbie Southwick - Women's Project Manager

 

Debbie has been involved in Kairos Prison Ministry since 2002. She has facilitated EMBARK programming inside the Ohio Reformatory for Women since the first season that launched in 2011.

Debbie owned and operated her own business Antique and Gift Shop for 15 years after which she worked as a purchasing professional for a local Fortune 500 company for twelve years.

All of this experience has prepared her to lead our Kindware social enterprise project including coordinating events. In addition she is responsible for reaching out

and staying connected with women who have lived in the community for more than one year.

Robin Lorms - Men's Project Manager

 

Robin Lorms is the retired founder and partner of Integra Realty Resources, a commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Marquette University, Lorms began his real estate career serving for 43 years. He was awarded the MAI designation in 1974 and served as a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and held the CRE designation. Clients served include insurance companies, national retailers, hoteliers, developers, attorneys, financial institutions and wealth management advisors. Mr.Lorms’ primary role was new business development and strategic planning.

 

Integra has provided real estate analytics on several of the largest projects in Ohio.  Examples include Polaris, Easton Market and Huntington Center. Lorms continues as a partner in the Morris-Lorms Co., developers and owners of small commercial properties.

Mr.Lorms worships at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church and has served as President of church Council and chairman of several committees. Other board memberships include Hilltop Christian Community Development Corporation and Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corporation.

 

Mr.Lorms’ passion is for those needing a new start or second chance in life.  His spiritual gift of encouragement has found opportunity in serving the less fortunate in the Hilltop, men incarcerated in Marion Correctional Institution as well as those reentering society.

 

Robin and his wife, Diana, have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and live in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Tom Deuber - Director of Job Development

 

Tom is a graduate of Ohio University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Tom was co-founder and President of Trans-Lift Systems, Inc., a material handling equipment dealership in Dayton, Ohio. After selling that company Tom began his 35 year career with Lane Aviation in Columbus Ohio where, for the last 12 years he served as President. 

 

Tom retired from Lane in 2012 and is now following his passion to work with incarcerated men and women both in the KAIROS Prison Ministry and with the Kindway / EMBARK reentry program.

Tom worships at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church where he has served as chair of the Ministry Council and the Evangelism Committee. Tom currently serves on the Church Board and on the KAIROS Advisory Council for Marion Correctional Institution.

 

Tom and his wife Carol live in Gahanna. They have two adult children and four step-grandchildren.

Contact Us

Kindway

PO Box 67

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

 

PH: (614) 895.1882

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