Meet the Board
Carole Menge, Board President
Carole has been a member of the nonviolent communication community since 2005. She was among the 21 community organizers who brought Dr. Marshall Rosenberg to Columbus, not once, but twice. She is a member of the Peer Development Group and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Professionally, she has over 40 years of experience in leadership and program development for nonprofit organizations with particular knowledge of social services, homeless issues and child welfare.
She has a personal mission to make a difference in the lives of others. As the mother of two adult children and grandmother of four granddaughters, she lives and models the principles of NVC.
Carole Menge, MSW, LISW-S, ACSW
John Henson, Board Treasurer
John Henson, CMA, CPA, LSS GB, MBA, MFE, PMP
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Gary Kopp, Board Member
Gary has worked, trained and volunteered in the field of libraries, retail, construction, and non profits for over 40 years. Gary served as a volunteer recruiter, trainer, and coordinator (teens and adults) for Columbus Metropolitan Library branches for over 20 years. Since 2005 Gary serves as a volunteer assistant trainer, facilitator, and Practice Group leader for Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio. He received his B.S. in education from the Ohio State University.
Additionally, Gary had been a volunteer with Kobacker House, a hospice facility 1997 - 2010. Gary served on the Board of the American Council of the Blind-Columbus Chapter. He also has certifications in Aquatic exercise, Ai Chi, Life Guard, and Personal Safety. Gary has been a member of the Village Singers chorus since 2012, and began volunteering at the Grandview Heights Public Library Youth Services department in the summer of 2013. Most recently, since November 2015 he has been serving on the Board of the Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio. He is also a member of the Programming and Contract Committees of CCCO, and a member of PDG (Peer Development Group) of CCCO.