Springer School and Center is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Trustees for the 2013-2014 school year.
Dora Anim (top, left photo) currently serves as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, Health Collaborative and HealthBridge, where she leads efforts to define the implementation plan of large strategic initiatives. Previously, she served as the Vice President, Quality and Data, at the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, where she managed the Data Services division and key quality improvement, patient safety and health transformation initiatives for Health Council hospital members. In addition, Dora plays an integral role in the management of the Southwest Ohio Community Care Transitions Collaborative. This collaboration brings together hospitals, physicians, health information technology, and community-based programs to address specific factors that contribute to hospital readmissions in the frail and elderly population.
Dora has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Cincinnati and currently serves on the board of the Suzuki Cooperative of Cincinnati Public Schools and Women Excel Executive Advisory Board for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
Lynwood Battle’s (top, right) career with Procter & Gamble spanned 28 years. At the time of his retirement from P&G, he was the Manager of Diversity. In that role he coordinated the company’s affirmative action and equal employment policies. These programs were recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s prestigious Opportunity 2000 Award, which is presented to only one company annually.
Prior to joining P&G, Lynwood was commissioned into the U.S. Army Field Artillery, and served in the Panama Canal Zone and in Vietnam, for which he earned two Bronze Star Medals.
Lynwood has served on numerous boards locally and nationally. He currently serves as a trustee for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and The Charter Committee. Previously, he served for eight years as a member of the Cincinnati Board of Education, including two years as its President.
He is a third generation mortician in the family business, the J.C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home, and serves on the board of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Ann Munson Steines (bottom, right) is the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Macy’s, Inc. Her responsibilities include managing the Corporate, Credit, Retail Operations, Employment, and Benefits attorneys and legal professionals based in Macy’s Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York, San Francisco and St. Louis law offices.
Ann is active with various organizations focused on different aspects of diversity and inclusion. She presently serves on the Steering Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program, the President’s Council of Cornell Women, and she chairs the Planning Subcommittee for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Ann is a past President and member of the Board of Trustees of Tender Mercies, Inc., and past board member of the Stepping Stones Center. She holds a law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law.
Patricia Towbin (bottom, left) received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati. She is certified as an Educational Diagnostician and teacher in the area of Special Education and Elementary Education, specializing in working with students who have learning disabilities, chronic health conditions, and attention and behavioral difficulties.
Over the past 30 years, Patti has worked in public and private school programs. Prior to returning to Cincinnati in 2009, she was part of a Multi-Disciplinary private practice group consisting of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Educators and Speech and Language Pathologists, addressing the educational needs of students between the ages of 4 and 21.
In her current position at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Patti consults with parents, school personnel, and medical professionals, and assists in developing and implementing individual education plans and teaching strategies.
Patti currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of 4C for Children, which focuses on high-quality early education and care.