Meet the Board Members
Heather Dean, President
A born and bred Buckeye, Heather graduated from OSU with a BA in Psychology. Before relocating to Charlotte in June of 2010, she was actively involved with the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County, Ohio. Heather is in her 3rd consecutive term as club president and loves it! She organizes and assists with planning various events in her free time, and enjoys traveling, yoga, sand volleyball, and all things OSU. Her view of sports can be summed up in two words: GO BUCKS!!
Betsy Schaaf, Vice President
Betsy and her husband, Glen, are both Ohio State graduates. They lived in Cincinnati for many years, before moving to Charlotte in June of 2005. Betsy currently works part time at CPCC Central Campus, where she teaches reading and math to adults in the Foundational Learning program. Betsy has two children; her daughter, Lauren, is a graduate of Queens University of Charlotte and her son David is a Senior at NC State.
A long-time resident of Charlotte, Chuck graduated from OSU with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Chuck is currently the Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board of OSU's Department of Integrated Systems Engineering. He is retired and lives in South Charlotte with his wife Sharon. Chuck is active with the Knights of Columbus and volunteers regularly with the USO. An avid golfer, you'll find Chuck enjoying his down time on the greens.
Robin Graves-McKoy, Secretary
Robin graduated from OSU in 2001 with a Bachelors in Human Ecology. She relocated to Charlotte in 2012 and is currently a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. She volunteers with the local Girl Scouts and is a member of the North Mecklenburg Women's Club. In her spare time she enjoys world travel, reading, and spending time with family.
Lucille Travis, Scholarship Chairperson
A three-time graduate of Ohio State, Lucille graduated in 1968 with a BS in Nursing, in 1969 with an MS in Nursing, and again in 1989 with a Ph.D in Higher Education Administration. She is presently a Professor of Nursing at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. A Buckeye through and through, Lucille has been active in OSU alumni clubs in Houston and St. Louis.
Vicki Reich, Special Events Chairperson
A 1980 Ohio State graduate with a Bachelors Degree from the School of Allied Medicine, Vicki relocated to Charlotte in 1994. She works as an Administrator in Cancer Services for Carolinas Healthcare System. She loves mountain climbing, tennis, and anything outdoors! Her two children, Andrea and Rob, bleed scarlet and gray as well!
Bob Stratton, Membership Chairperson
Bob is a born and bred a Buckeye. He attended OSU Grad School and is a retired middle school science teacher. Bob moved to Charlotte five years ago with his wife Kate, whom is an LPC and still trying to cure him. She does not understand why he bleeds Scarlet and Gray, nor does she understand why he can't sleep the night before a game. She is also very concerned that Bob thinks Woody Hayes still walks around campus on game day. Bob is an active member of the Matthews Environmental Committee and NC EDF.
Erika Ulrich, Outgoing Student Representative
Anne Hohler, Incoming Student Representative