Teel Smegal is our Board President. Her passion to fight human trafficking and help disadvantaged women began about eight years ago when she became much more aware of the dark sub-culture and system. To fight back, she co-led a Rise & Run 5K run/walk with her sister-in-law of which all the proceeds were donated to international anti trafficking organizations. It was not until the last few months when Hava shared that the “harvest is plenty and the workers are few” Teel began to realize this was not just an international issue. This is an issue everywhere, including our small rural communities. While participating in the She Dreams Again Trauma Training (something she would recommend for every mom) she realized that every young person is susceptible to falling victim. BUT with God and his use of the She Dreams Again organization there is so much we can do as a community to not only restore hope and healing to recently recovering victims as well as raise awareness to vulnerabilities therefore preventing it from ever happening in our community or within our own family.
Teel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from YSU and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State University. She currently works as a Senior HR Leader for a large corporation in the Central Ohio area. In addition, to fighting human trafficking Teel is passionate about spending time her family, her extended church family and running (a.k.a walk with a hop). She has recently participated in a couple Ultra-thons in picturesque landscapes such as Mt. Zion, Utah or Antelope Canyon, Arizona.
Contact Teel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Vice President (interim)
Michael currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to several firms in Competitive Intelligence/Strategy and is an Executive Coach for Sales.
Prior to returning to the private sector, he most recently served at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University as Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, having served previously as the Executive Director of The Initiative for Managing Services. In addition, he was Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Logistics in undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education programs.
Under his leadership, new and successful public-private partnerships were established at Ohio State. Among them were:
- The Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights
- The Institute for Enterprise Risk Management
- Fisher Center for Predictive Analytics and Insights
- The OSU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- The OSU Real Estate Center
Michael launched his career at the Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan in Finance. Mike then progressed to senior level positions in operations, strategy, sales, and marketing at ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), the global engineering, power and automation Company. This included leadership positions in ABB Process Automation and ABB Robotics, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manger.
In 1998, Mike became Executive Vice President of Entek IRD, managing an operational turnaround through marketing, sales, service, and project management for this predictive and condition-based maintenance company (IIoT), which resulted in the successful sale of the firm to Rockwell Automation.
Mike’s final private sector role before Ohio State was with Textron, Inc., where he first served as VP/General Manager of InteSys-Textron.
He concluded his career at Textron as Director of Customer Service Leadership, leading strategic marketing projects, talent development and training business units that included Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Greenlee, E-Z-GO Golf Cars and Kautex Fuel Systems. During that time, he co-developed the Growth Leadership Program at the Fisher College of Business to instruct Textron’s top 1,000 managers in Marketing Fundamentals and Practice. Mike’s areas of expertise focus on Sales Force Excellence, Customer Service and Predictive Analytics.
Today Mike is a Strategic Advisor to the Cipher Systems (www.cipher-sys.com) in Competitive Intelligence & Strategy, serving clients such as Sherwin-Williams, Flight Safety, Greif and others.
Mike holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Detroit. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at Ohio State.
Kevin Mayer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board. He has served at Rosedale International for over 20 years and currently serves as the Mediterranean Regional Director. Kevin and his wife, Wendy, lived in Spain for 3 1/2 years focusing on reaching out to North African Immigrants, the homeless, addicts, and prostitutes.
Kevin has a degree in Psychology from Cedarville University. He is passionate about seeing the truth of the Gospel bring freedom to the least, last, and lost. Kevin sums up the passion with which he wants to live by a quote from C.T. Studd, “Some want to live within the sound of a church or chapel bell. I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”
For hobbies, Kevin enjoys hiking, travel, OSU football and Spanish Soccer.
Justin Brammer joins She Dreams Again as one of our newest board members. After learning about She dreams Again from friends, Justin sought out to learn more about human trafficking and the impact it has on our community. Through pray and conversation with other board members, Justin sought out the opportunity to serve as a board member.
He brings with him a passion for serving his community through outreach, serving his local government, and being a leader in his Church. Justin’s proven project management, leadership, and communication skills will help drive the mission of She Dreams Again.
Chris Orecchio joins She Dreams Again as one of our newest board members.