|Fathers and Families of Ohio Executive Committee|
|Don Hubin, Ph.D., Chairman
Don Hubin, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University and Chair of the OSU Department of Philosophy. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Davis and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona. He specializes in ethics, social/political philosophy and philosophy of law. One of his main areas of current research is the nature, basis and implications of parental rights. He has been active in citizen action groups to promote shared parenting, and served for many years as the Legislative Analyst and Columbus Director of Parents And Children for Equality (PACE). He has also served on several state commissions, including the Ohio Child Support Reform Shareholders” Group (2001–2003) and the Ohio Child Support Guideline Council (2003–2005).
|Matthew Johnson, M.S. Ed.
Matthew Johnson, M.S. Ed. has been an educational services professional for over eight years. Matt founded Johnson Educational Services, which provides tutoring and consulting services to students, parents, and school districts. Johnson Educational Services is a provider of SES tutoring services through the State of Ohio and the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program. Matt has a 2-year-old daughter and believes that shared parenting is what’s in children’s best interests.
|Steven J. Kokensparger, Esq.
Steven J. Kokensparger, Esq. is a family law attorney and a frequent speaker and author on the topics of divorce and high conflict custody issues. A practicing attorney for 16 years, he has lectured at seminars for the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio Psychology Association, the Ohio Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Business Institute, and others. He graduated from Ohio University with a BA, Summa Cum Laude, in 1991 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1994.
|Paul W. Lee, Esq.
Paul W. Lee, Esq. has been a practicing attorney in Columbus for 32 years, with extensive experience in family law and criminal law. He is the father of two teenage boys and served as the associate director of the Columbus chapter of PACE. He has worked with legislators to promote family court reform legislation.
|Fathers and Families of Ohio Governing Council|
Rick Bell has worked in technology sales for the past 15 years. Rick’s commitment to family court reform stems in part from his legal battle to remain a meaningful part of his 4-year-old son’s life.
Julie Carpenter-Hubin is the Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Ohio State University. Julie serves as Ohio State”s representative to the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) and has served as a member and former chair of AAUDE”s governing council. She chaired the 2006 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Track on Higher Education Collaborations, Policy Issues and Accountability, and served as President of the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning for 2004-05. Carpenter-Hubin was on the Board of Directors of Parents And Children for Equality of Columbus (PACE-Columbus) from 1998-2010, where she developed innovative approaches to protect relationships between children and their fathers after divorce or separation.
Paul Fisher specializes in website content management systems for a firm in Columbus, Ohio. In 2007, he won an Ohio Supreme Court case regarding child custody of his then-five-year-old daughter. He has orchestrated several highly-publicized protests on behalf of family law reform, including a 2008 protest which was covered by hundreds of media outlets nationwide.
|Edwin Hissa, MD
Edwin has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon for 22 years and has three children and two grandchildren. He was involved in “Operation Whitecoat” in Washington, D.C., lobbying for Medicare reform. He believes that family courts often treat fathers as an afterthought, instead of an essential element in children’s lives.
Terry Kee is a Vice President for JP Morgan Chase, Business Banking. An experienced family court reform advocate and activist, he serves on F & F’s Media Committee and often writes on family court reform.
|Terry R. Krukemyer
Terry Krukemyer is an economist living near Bowling Green, Ohio with prior work in state government (Arizona Office of Governor and Office of Treasurer), private and public sectors and business consulting. He is now self-employed with activities in rental properties, political campaigns and fund-raising. Mr. Krukemyer is married and has a 16-year-old daughter, a 13-year-old daughter, and a 13-year-old stepson. Terry’s interest in family court reform stems in part from his legal battle to overturn the illegal adoption of one of his children.
Susan Takach has worked in the accounting field for over thirty years. In 2009, Susan”s nephew was murdered by his girlfriend after suffering domestic abuse for years. Susan helped organize rallies to create public awareness of the prejudice against men in the court system and to influence the court in the conviction and sentencing in her nephew’s murder.
|Alyssa Trimble, MBA
Alyssa Trimble is a Reporting Analyst for a major credit card company and a doctoral candidate in Organizational Management at Capella University. She received received her MBA from Franklin University in 2004. Trimble is a widowed mother of two and also a stepmother. Through her involvement in numerous family law cases she has come to believe that family court reform is needed.