OPRS President/CEO Laurence C. Gumina
Laurence G. Gumina serves as president/CEO of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Founded in 1922, OPRS is Ohio's largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services, employing 3,000 and serving more than 90,000 people annually.
Gumina has more than two decades of experience in advocacy for older adults and expertise in the fields of retirement communities, hospitals, community based services and affordable housing. He has overseen development of affordable housing communities, as well as the refinancing and repositioning of affordable communities.
He is a licensed nursing home administrator, a Certified Professional Occupancy Specialist and is certified in low income tax credit compliance.
His education includes a Master of Public Administration in health care administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.
OPRS Communities President Daniel J. O'Connor
Dan O'Connor serves as president of OPRS Communities.
O'Connor joined OPRS in 1990, serving as the executive director of Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio, until his appointment to a new role at the corporate office in 2006.
While at Dorothy Love, he oversaw the expansion of its independent living, the growth of home and community based services and the establishment of an adult day center. He also provided the vision for successful capital campaigns that enabled the creation of two Alzheimer's disease care units on the campus and the development of one of the first wellness centers in the OPRS system. During his tenure, Dorothy Love earned five consecutive deficiency free surveys from the Ohio Department of Health and the community was the recipient of the national LeadingAge Social Accountability Award.
Today, O'Connor is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, and financial and operational results of the 11 campuses of OPRS Communities, which serves more than 6,500 people. He also has operational oversight responsibility for OPRS Communities' corporate marketing and communications, clinical and culinary services, as well as mission and outreach initiatives.
He began his career in aging services as a licensed nursing home administrator and was the regional director of operations for a for-profit nursing home company before joining OPRS.
O'Connor graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Sociology. He holds a master's degree in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University (Scripps Foundation).
He also is a board member for LeadingAge Ohio and Linkage (formerly Senior Resource Alliance), a volunteer evaluator for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) of LeadingAge and was the 2010 recipient of the W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from Miami University.
OPRS Foundation President Thomas G. Hofmann
Tom Hofmann serves as president of the OPRS Foundation.
He has more than 37 years of experience in fundraising, organizational development and volunteer management. During his career, he has worked with volunteers, staff and boards in both youth and aging organizations.
Since OPRS Foundation's inception in 1986, Hofmann has carried the senior responsibility for fundraising and operations, with direction from the Board of Directors of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation. The Foundation has had a significant increase in gifts received and is well known, nationally, as a leader in fundraising in the retirement community industry.
A graduate of the University of Akron, Hofmann holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in finance. He also has pursued continuing education in the areas of fundraising, management and leadership and earned the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 1984.
Hofmann previously served OPRS as vice president for development and as development officer. Before coming to OPRS, he was director of development for the Boy Scouts of America in Cleveland.
Hofmann has been an active participant in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and served as president of the Central Ohio chapter in 1986. He also was a member of the AFP National Board. In 1996, the Central Ohio Chapter of AFP presented him with the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the Leadership Award of Honor from LeadingAge Ohio, OPRS' state association. Hofmann also has been an active participant in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). Additionally, he served as the chair of LeadingAge's Philanthropy Network Steering Committee.
He has spoken throughout the United States on the various phases of fundraising and has helped numerous organizations improve fundraising programs through consulting.
He is married with two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
OPRS Exec. Vice President/Project Development Kenneth A. Kemper
Ken Kemper serves as executive vice president/project development for OPRS.
Today, he plans, oversees and directs major new construction and remodeling projects but has been with OPRS since 1973.
Most recently, from 1992 to 2006, Kemper served as executive vice president/COO. Acting as senior vice president of operations from 1989 to 1992, he coordinated and implemented OPRS' general operations policies as well as supervised the communities' executive directors. Before that promotion, he was the organization's treasurer.
Kemper graduated from Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science and is a Certified Public Accountant.
He is a past treasurer of an Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a past member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, past chair of the Financial Advisory Panel of the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission of AAHSA and a past commissioner of CCAC.
OPRS Vice President/CIO Joyce Miller Evans
Joyce Miller Evans serves OPRS as its vice president/chief information officer.
Before joining OPRS in 2004, Miller Evans held the same position with the not-for-profit UHHS/CSAHS-Cuyahoga, Inc.
She was the corporate director of information services for University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland; director of information systems at what is now The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus; manager of information system support and support manager at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.; and account executive at SMS.
Miller Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Dayton.
Miller Evans' professional successes include implementing an electronic medical record system for OPRS and directing mobile technology that increased efficiency and quality of care across Ohio. She currently is the HIPAA security officer, ensuring the safe protection of resident/client information. Miller Evans is focused on the future, moving OPRS' information systems to a private co-location cloud to support expected growth.
She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems and a Certified Healthcare CIO.
OPRS Chief Human Resources Officer Dana Ullom-Vucelich
Dana Ullom-Vucelich has held the position of chief human resources officer since 2010.
She also serves as the organization's ethics & compliance officer and is an executive member of senior staff.
Before her 2010 promotion, she served as vice president of human resources and ethics & compliance officer.
Prior to joining the OPRS family in 2000, Ullom-Vucelich was the vice president of human resources for an Ohio hospital.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a Master of Human Resources Development from Webster University.
An active community member, she also belongs to several business associations.
Among her many accomplishments at OPRS, Ullom-Vucelich successfully implemented the "Power of One" recognition program, which celebrates employees who exemplify the organization's core values.
She also has been invaluable in her efforts to further OPRS' Ethics & Compliance program.