BOARD of DIRECTORS
Ned Bruns, is retired and currently stands as the longest-serving board member in Healthy Visions’ history. After going to school at Purcell-Marian High School, the University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University (master’s in business administration), Ned enjoyed a long career in the engineering field before retiring and assisting with Healthy Visions in a variety of manners, serving as the unofficial chaplain, encourager, and motivator of the board and staff of the organization. Ned is also actively involved in the Healthy Visions mentoring program, often reaching out to young people during times when they need it most. Ned lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Sue, he has five children and fifteen grandchildren, and he enjoys building and fixing anything, as well as spending ample time in thought and prayer.
Al Early, is Healthy Visions Board President. He attended McNicholas High School and Xavier University where he obtained his bachelor degree in history, a master of education in guidance and counseling, and completed principal and superintendent licensure programs. A former principal of four high schools and a director of special education, Al brings more than forty-five years of school experience and insight to the board. After “retiring” three years ago, he has continued working in education as a special education consultant. Al lives in Sycamore Township, Ohio with his wife Tina. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Lauren N. Laskowski is a former health teacher and strength and conditioning coach. Her connection to our organization dates all the way back to 2004 when she was student teaching at Lakota West High School, and she has been an avid supporter ever since. Lauren is a graduate of Kings High School and graduate of University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and Walden University. She is currently the client coordinator at Power 3 Fitness Coaching. She currently lives in Mason and enjoys competing in the sport of CrossFit, traveling to warm and sunny places, and her photography business.
Kelly Logan has been a member of the Healthy Visions board for several years. She is a 2002 graduate of St. Ursula Academy, has her Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Business from Xavier, and a Master’s Degree from Bellarmine University. She currently works for Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in the PHO Division. Kelly enjoys life with her husband Jack and her highly energetic Boston terrier, Carly. She is thrilled to be a part of Healthy Visions and seeing the impact it has on the youth of today.
Jim Strotman is retired and is the treasurer of the board. After going to school at LaSalle High School and the University of Cincinnati, Jim enjoyed a long career in accounting and ran his own CPA company called CFO Perspectives. Jim’s commitment to helping young people was demonstrated when he began a Fathers Group to help young men become more effective fathers. The Fathers Group attracts 70 men weekly and continues to encourage and support men. Jim has also helped Healthy Visions as a member of the mentoring program, meaning he both supports and lives the ideologies of the organization. .Jim lives on the west side of Cincinnati with his beautiful wife Carol and has three grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Sue Bruns has been on the board a few months and was born in Piqua, Ohio. She graduated from Our Lady of Cincinnati College in 1962 with a degree in biological sciences and chemistry. She became a registered medical technologist after a year of internship at Good Samaritan Hospital. She then worked at Holmes and University Hospitals. Ned and Sue were married in 1964 and have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Carole and Sue have known each other for almost forty years. Sue was part of the mentoring program last year and is looking forward to participating again this coming school year.
Yzvetta Macon is new to the Healthy Visions Board after being strongly impressed by the sincere passion the Healthy Visions speakers presented when they engaged with the students at her former charter high school. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor in Education and a Masters in Education Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Yzvetta spent 29 years as an educator. She has worked in the Cincinnati Public Schools for 26 years as an English teacher and Principal and 3 years as Principal and Curriculum Director at Cincinnati State STEM Academy High School. Currently Yzvetta is an Educational Consultant, Turnaround School Specialist, and Director of the Black Agenda Cincinnati. She shares her talents by coaching principals and teachers across the country in partnership with the University of Virginia: Partners in Leadership Education program. Yzvetta resides in Fairfield Township with her Husband John and daughter Mya.
Ed Adlard has been involved with Healthy Visions as a board member since its inception as Adoption Option, which became Healthy Visions. Ed is an engineering graduate of Purdue University and holds an MBA from Xavier University. He has worked in engineering and consulting companies for 40+ years and retired this past year. Ed has been involved with Healthy Visions fundraising activities for a number of years and now is taking a more active role on the board. Ed lives in Cincinnati with his wife Carole. Carole and he have four adult children and a newly born grandson.