The Management Team, appointed and supervised by the Program Coordinator, is responsible for making a year-round program of sports training and competition available to all eligible Special Olympics athletes in the given counties of Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn.

Greg worked in the field of developmental disabilities for nineteen years prior to becoming an Associate Broker/Realtor with RE/MAX. He has been involved with Special Olympics Indiana since 1991. In March of 2005, Greg was instrumental in forming the program in Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn counties.

As our Program Coordinator, Greg oversees the management team, is responsible for planning an annual calendar of events, manages the program’s finances, implements volunteer policies, submits competition entry forms, and represents the program at area, regional, and state meetings.

Angie is a parent of an athlete. She and her family have been involved with Special Olympics Indiana for approximately eight years, which has given her family the opportunity to meet other families, like themselves, with a child with intellectual disabilities.

As our Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator, Angie is responsible for coordinating communication amongst the management team, maintaining files and records, and recording minutes of meetings, identifying the program’s volunteer needs, recruiting volunteers, registering and assigning volunteers at events, and coordinating volunteer training and recognition program.

Cheryl has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for twenty years, currently she is employed with Indiana Mentor as one of their Program Directors. She has been involved with Special Olympics Indiana for eleven years.

As our Finance Secretary/Fundraising Coordinator, Cheryl is responsible for securing an annual budget, identifying income sources, submitting fundraising applications to the state office, conducting fundraising activities and assuring deposits of funds.

Curtis started volunteering with Special Olympics while a freshman in high school. Shortly thereafter, he became involved in many of the “behind the scenes” type duties of the Program. His volunteerism continued during his years at Ball State University, where he graduated with a degree in Computer Technology. He is currently employed in business development with Echopath.

As our Public Relations Coordinator, Curtis is responsible for developing an annual public relations/education plan; compiling a media and PR directory; writing news releases; preparing promotional materials, media kits, and fact sheets; and administering our Facebook account and website.

Nine years ago, Kim was invited by Special Olympics athlete, Laura Sassaman (her employee at Kroger) to watch her basketball game. Watching the athletes play was not enough for Kim; she wanted to become more involved. Kim earned her certification as a Class A volunteer, then started coaching basketball, cheerleading, walk club and played unified volleyball. In addition, Kim expanded her Girl Scout Troop to Special Olympics athletes, which currently has ten scouts.

As our Family Coordinator, Kim is responsible for coordinating social activities for our athletes, their families and our volunteers; develop four focus areas for family engagement; refer families to appropriate programs and/or resources, and organizing an EKS Day.

Lisa has worked as a registered nurse for twenty-one years and is currently employed at Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.  She just recently became involved with Special Olympics Indiana.  Lisa has had years of experience with special needs with her brother-n-law, Greg.

As our Health Coordinator, Lisa is resposible for managing our athlete medicals assuring that all are up to date and complete, admintistering medications during overnight competitions, providing training, and coordinating health clinics and trainings.

Jesse started volunteering with Special Olympics while a sophmore in high school as a life guard. Shortly there after, he became one of our assistant aquatic coaches. His volunteerism continued during his years at Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated with a degree in computer information technologies. He is currently employed as a Systems Administrator with Advanced Testing Laboratory.

As our IT/GMS Coordinator, Jesse is responsible for researching, recommending and monitoring IT vendors used by the Program, reviewing the adequacy and allocaiton of IT resources, manage the Games Management System (GMS), and administering our Facebook account and website.

Dan is the father of Max, one of our athletes.  They have been involved in Special Olympics since 2006.  Dan is certified to coach basketball and snowshoeing, and in the past has coached both basketball and soccer for Special Olympics.  He and his three daughters have all been Unified Sports partners, playing volleyball with Max.   He previously held the position of Assistant Sports Coordinator.  Dan is a mechanical insulator with the Cincinnati Heat and Frost Insulators Local #8.

As our Utility Player, Dan is responsible for coordinating our annual weekend camp, assisting with local competitions, and assisting the management team as needed.

Jeanette is a parent of a Special Olympics athlete and serves as one of our bowling coaches. She is serving her second term on the management team and looks forward to the challenge. Watching the athletes socialize, laugh, have fun while perfecting their bowling skills and  get a little exercise, is what Jeanette enjoys most about coaching. It’s very important to her that during competition the athletes have fun, the medals and ribbons are just bonuses.

As our Coach Education Coordinator, Jeanette is responsible for assisting our coaches in developing their coaching skills. She accomplishes this be sharing information with our coaches, coordinating training, and managing cetifications.

Randy Schuman

Athlete Representative
Randy became involved with Special Olympics eight years ago while in school at East Central High School. He participates in basketball, flag football and volleyball.

As our Athlete Representative, Randy is responsible for attending athlete leader training, representing athletes during meetings, and assisting the management team according to his strengths.

Gary is a retired educator who taught building trades technology for 30 years at the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles, Indiana. His love of God and his family, especially his daughter, Lindsay,  have motivated him to get involved with Special Olympics. He is an avid woodworker .

As a Utility Player, Gary hopes to help our athletes and their families by helping develop programs that include appreciation of music, dance and art and other practical life experiences that will enhance the Special Olympians athletic and social experiences.