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Panther Pride Foundation 

Marker 1147 Saco Street 
Maumee, Ohio  43537
Marker Icon 419-893-8778 
ext. 20260

Board of Directors

George ChapmanGeorge Chapman  2016-2021
George retired in 2014 as CEO of Health Care REIT Inc. and is a strong advocate for economic and cultural development in Maumee and the Toledo area. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and a law degree from the University of Chicago. He has served as the Board Chairman for the University of Toledo and assisted other organizations such as Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He began his career as a history and economics teacher at Maumee Valley Country Day School. He is a graduate of Maumee High School (1965) as are his three sons.

Fran Anderson2Fran Anderson- 2016-2019 (retired)
Fran has a 65 year legacy of service and support to family, friends, the community, and the family business (The Andersons, Inc.). Over her lifetime, she has touched the lives of countless individuals through her involvement as a volunteer and leader in charitable organizations including United Way, Boy Scouts, Mobile Meals, Lucas County Children’s Services, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony Auxiliary, St. Luke’s Hospital, University of Toledo, as well as many others. She has lived in Maumee all her life and in 2006 was named as Maumee’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. She is the 7th of 13 children and she and her husband Dick have 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Diane BalcerzakDiane Balcerzak  2016-2022
Diane is a key account manager for an international company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Heidelberg College. An active community member, she also serves on the Maumee School Board, Penta County Voc. School Board, Wayne Trail School PTP, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She is the mother of an MHS graduate and current Gateway Middle School student. Diane and her husband of 29 years are also active with the extracurricular and academic interests of their children. 


Matt DickMatt Dick  2016-2021
Matt is the principal of Maumee High School. He holds a B.S. in science education from BGSU, an M. Ed in school psychology from UT, a post-MA endorsement from BGSU, and an EdS in Educational Administration. After 21 years of teaching, began serving as assistant principal and principal in 2013. He is deeply committed to educational programming and the students of the Maumee community. He is a founding member of the Panther Pride Foundation and believes in the development of the whole student experience - academics, arts, and athletics. He is also a proud member of the Maumee Rotary and Maumee Elks organizations. Matt and his wife Cathy have two daughters.


Tom DusselTom Dussel 2016-2020
A dedicated Maumee resident, Tom graduated from Maumee High School in 1965. He attended BGSU and In 1969 he then joined his father’s business and dedicated himself to the insurance industry and the Maumee community. Tom is involved with the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, as well as Maumee Rotary Club. Dussel has been involved in all things Maumee. He is married to Sharon (Sherry) and they have two grown children (Corey and Tom) and one grandchild.

Mark KarchnerMark Karchner 2016-2022
Mark is a lifelong resident of Maumee. He and his wife Kim graduated from Maumee High School and have 3 children who are Maumee School graduates. Mark has over 30 years of business experience as a certified public accountant and owner and managing partner of a successful public accounting and financial advisory firm. He has a long history of working with the Maumee School District, including serving on a number of committees. Mark has also assisted and volunteered with many other area organizations, particularly those benefiting and assisting youth.

Kim LaClair

Kim LaClair 2016-2021
Kim was an educator for 30 years - 20 at Maumee High School where she served as the chairman of the department. She holds a B.S. and a Masters in secondary education. Kim is passionate about substance abuse prevention, serving on the Maumee Substance Abuse Intervention League, advising the Maumee High School Youth to Youth program, and working with student mentors in the D.A.R.E. program. She was honored with a Citizen’s Commendation Award for her efforts. She also worked as a junior class co-advisor for safe prom and after-prom activities. Kim and her husband, Bob have 3 children who all attended and graduated from Maumee High School


Lynn OlmanLynn Olman 2016-2021
Lynn retired from his successful State Farm Insurance agency in 2014. He served on Maumee City Council for 15 years before his appointment to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1995, where he served the state until 2004. Lynn is the Executive Director of the Ohio State Farm Agents & Associates PAC. He is active with a number of nonprofits including Lucas County Board of Mental Health & Recovery Services, Lucas County Board of Elections, Lutheran Home Society, and ProMedica Insurance Corp. Board, Maumee Rotary Club, and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Lynn and his wife Joyce reside in Maumee and are graduates of Maumee High School. They have three children. 

Matt SzyndlerMatt Szyndler 2016-2021
Matt has been an Athletic/Activities Director at the junior high and high school for 17 years. Prior to serving in schools, he served the Mid-American Conference and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He has a B.S. from Bowling Green State University and an M.Ed. from Xavier University. Working for several districts has allowed Matt the opportunity to learn what schools must do to achieve and maintain successful extracurricular programs. He believes the Panther Pride Foundation, as well as all parent and booster support organizations, are critical pieces in keeping Maumee High School a source of pride for the city. Matt resides in Maumee with his wife and 2 daughters.

Sarah OtisSarah Otis 

Sarah Otis is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Maumee City School's Panther Pride Foundation. She is a graduate of Maumee High School and lives in Maumee. Her children graduated from Maumee High School as well. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Youth & Community Services from Bowling Green State University.  Sarah worked for 28 years in the not for profit arena before coming to Maumee City Schools.