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Peg Tobin
Peg Tobin
Founder, Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peg Tobin is a respected Business Woman and the President/Owner of Tobin & Associates. She is also the Founder of Interactive Care Network (ICN).  ICN is the first discharge planning solution to successfully empower the patients and caregivers while they are still in the hospital to actively participate in their own healthcare decisions.  ICN is the only application that effectively engages patient and caregivers, streamlines communication with hospital staff and optimizes exposure for community healthcare providers.

Peg has become a success in the world of business and life, through trials, difficulties and a strong ability to rise above the obstacles. Her unique sense of humor has been used to encourage, enlighten and help others overcome their trials and end up on the side of success. Before becoming a registered nurse, Peg taught students who had learning disabilities at high school level in the Public and Christian School Systems.  She has several articles which have been published in Industry Trade Magazines and she lectures and educates at both the local and national level at Industry Conventions.

Peg is the author of the leadership books, “Delegate or Suffocate” and "Are you Setting the Pace ...or taking up space?"  In her spare time she meets and invests in startup companies through her investment company Conceptual Beginnings Ltd., which she established in 2006.  In 2012 she developed a 501c3 organization, Ordinary Women Make a Difference, their mission is to connect women to the tools they need to reach their full potential. Peg believes, “Every person is here for a reason and she is committed to helping them discover that reason and make their dreams a reality."

On March 9, 2012, Peg was awarded "Business Person of the Year 2011" by the Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce and she was profiled by PNC bank in their magazine 'Women Who Achieve' in 2013 and 2014.

Peg stands by the motto that as long as you are helping others to improve, the door to opportunity will open for you. Her favorite words of wisdom are “Recognize your 'passion' and go for it. When you fall down, get back up again. When you have faith, you will succeed.”

 
 

Donna Bickis
Donna Bickis
President

Donna Bickis is a dedicated and determined Business Woman and a true leader in the Community. She is a Coach for so many in Life, Business, and Faith. Donna is a member of countless Organizations and a Professional in many Industries.  She is a Diamond Executive with Mona Vie, a Health and Wellness Expert, and Professional Networker. As a testament to her extensive Networking background, Leadership Values, and Community Involvement, Donna is currently Vice President of the Lancaster Network Professionals and a member of the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of such organizations as Dames Bond, Awesome Women in Business, TTN (The Transition Network), WOW (Women of Winchester), BPW (Business Professional Women) Women’s Life Chapter, and Key Bank. She is a former member of the Chamber of Commerce in New Albany, Licking County, Gahanna, Lancaster, Canal Winchester and Hocking Hills in Logan. Donna has been involved in every community she has resided, with a real desire to improve herself and the lives of those around her. Donna has made herself and many others very successful in life using a recipe of limitless faith, education, loyalty, and experience.

From the beginning of her adult life, Donna has worked her way to the top of every Industry she has entered.  First she was employed with the State of Ohio, Administrative Services and later in Restaurant Management.  Never satisfied, and always wanting more for her family, the Entrepreneur in Donna turned a License to sell Real Estate into part Ownership of her Real Estate Company. Donna saw a way to grow, and also to save her valued Clients money, by establishing yet another Company, in the field of Property Management. At one time her Company managed over 900 properties. Again, wanting to save her Investors more money, she created her Maintenance Company to reduce their expenses. Donna also became an Investor and was Owner of 20 plus properties.

Donna’s greatest Achievement of all has been her family. As a proud wife, and Mother of four, Donna has exercised great amounts of Selflessness, Hard work, Ambition, Determination and Faith to provide for her Family. Many years later, Donna is now a Grandmother of five, ranging from five to nine years of age. She is a dedicated grandmother and all around family woman.

Donna approaches her life, and the people in it with this in mind: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” –Erma Bombeck

 

 

Kathleen Duffus
Monica Kile
Secretary

Monica Kile began a business career in customer service at a major telecommunication company where she learned the value of providing excellent service.  That emphasis on service has become a fundamental part of her values system.  Making commitments is not something she does lightly, and when she does agree to something, she is fully engaged.

During her tenure at the telephone company, Monica held jobs in customer service, staff training and development, and, what she is most proud of, she was the area manager for engineers who planned and designed outside plant and interoffice cable. Although she had absolutely no technical background for this position, her managerial strengths positioned her for success. She gained the respect of her direct reports as well as the admiration of others as she succeeded in a very non-traditional job.

Monica enjoys working with people and brings a considerable amount of experience and training to her interactions with others. She is a certified instructor for Investment in  Excellence, a program from the Pacific Institute, which illuminates areas where we  may be holding ourselves back, providing easy to use tools to change attitudes and beliefs which reflect in greater results and higher performance. She also has worked with the Myers Briggs Personality Profile and continues to enjoy how our individual differences can make us stronger as groups.

Monica's husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at a very early age. She retired early from her telecommunications job to become the Executive Director of the Central Ohio Parkinson Society. In that role, she was able to learn about PD and provide information and support to people and families affected by PD. She prepared a monthly newsletter that had an international circulation of over 4,000. She also coordinated the efforts of 18 support groups in the community, often serving as a speaker at their meetings.  She continues to support and care for her husband as he struggles with the effects of Parkinson's.

Monica is a licensed Realtor in Ohio, and a Gold executive with MonaVie. She has served as president of several community groups and service organizations. She also served as a board member for the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce. As a member of several networking groups she continues to enjoy meeting and working with new people.

One of eight children, Monica grew up with a strong sense of the love and joy in family life. She is a devoted wife to David, the mother of three children and grandmother of two. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family. As Princess Diana said, "Family is the most important thing in the world."
   
   
 
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