Robert Brockman – Board Secretary
Residence: North Avondale , Cincinnati Ohio
Occupation: Retired from Clayton L. Scroggins & Associates, Inc. (Medical Management Consulting Firm) Management Consultant
Community Involvement: Gateway House board member. AVOC Previous Board President & Treasurer; Great Cincinnati Alcohol & Drug Addiction Council, Previous Board Member and Treasurer , Stonewall Cincinnati, Previous Board member
Education: University of Cincinnati BS in Business Administration (Accounting)
M. Freeman Durham – Board Treasurer
Residence: East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Senior corporate counsel, Great American Financial Resources
Community involvement: Gateway House (treasurer and board member); Equality Cincinnati (treasurer and board member); Equality Cincinnati PAC (treasurer and board member); Citizens to Restore Fairness (treasurer and board member); Caracole, Inc (board treasurer); The Hillside Trust (technical advisor); First Church of Christ, Scientist (Teacher and endowment trustee).
Education: Northwestern University School of Law, JD 1983 cum laude, Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt University, BA 1980 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Why devoting time to Gateway: Understand need, believe in John Conboy’s work
Brian LeFevre – Board President
Residence: Madeira, Ohio
Occupation: Director of Coaching, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
Community involvement: Gateway House board member
Education: University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2006; Addiction Studies Certificate
Hobbies: Playing soccer, time with family, traveling, working out, and listening to music
Why devoting time to Gateway: It has allowed me to connect my academic studies with the real world and see it benefit the lives of others.
Kara Swami – Board Vice President
Occupation: Adjunct professor of Art History at Miami University in Middletown.
Community Involvement: Volunteered and interned at various art institutions including Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, and The Artist Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana.
Education: Bard College, BA, Art History; University of Cincinnati, DAAP, Master’s degree in Art History
Michael Altman – Board member
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Brand Director, Peanut Butter & Jelly Co.
Community Involvement: Previous involvement: Board member: InkTank (2005-2007), Citizens for Civic Renewal (2005-2007); Editor of online Civic Newspaper and Writing Program QueenCityForum.com (2003-’07)
Education: University of Cincinnati, BA, 2007 (Political Science)
Why devoting time to Gateway: Gateway House gives men who are willing to work for it a real chance at recovery. That is an investment in communities near and far.
Carol S. Serrone – Board Member
Residence: Cold Spring, Kentucky
Occupation: President, Chemical Systems International, Inc.,
Community involvement: Gateway House board member, Arthritis Foundation Ohio Valley Chapter Co-chair of Development Committee, Previous: Hyde Park Neighborhood Council and Women Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Education: University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from
Why devoting time to Gateway: Committed to helping those in recovery rebuild their lives and become productive participants in our community
Patrick J. Garry – Board Vice President
Residence: Hyde Park, Ohio
Occupation: Lawyer, private practice
Community involvement: Gateway House board member. Previous: Lower Price Hill Community School Board; Ohio Lawyer’s Assistance Program, Associate Director
Education: Boston College, BA, 1986; University of Cincinnati, JD, 1991
Why devoting time to Gateway: See a need for this service in our community
Rob Williams – Board Member
Residence: Cincinnati Ohio
Occupation: Morning News Anchor, FOX 19,Cincinnati
Drew F. Knowles – Board Secretary
Residence: East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Ohio
Occupation: Managing Principal at Quansoo Capital Management LLC
Community Involvement: Volunteer Admissions Network for Choate Rosemary Hall, CU-Boulder Advocates Program, National MS Society – Venture in the Valley, and CrossFit.
Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, BA in Philosophy
Why devoting time to Gateway: Serving Gatehouse House offers a great opportunity to give back to our community at a grassroots level. Being part of an organization that helps men return to their families is incredibly rewarding.
John Conboy – Volunteer Executive Director
Residence: Clifton Heights, Cincinnati,Ohio
Occupation: Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Independent Social Worker, University of Cincinnati Hospital
Education: University of Cincinnati, B.S. in Economics; University of Kentucky, Masters in Social Work
Nancy Herbert – Board Member
Residence: Clifton, Cincinnati, OH
Occupation: Attorney; Adjunct Professor, NKU Chase Law School; retired May 2011 from Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, where worked as a trial attorney.
Community Involvement: Gateway House Board of Directors; Clifton Community Chair, Arts Wave; Cincinnati Public Library volunteer; Cincinnati Arts Association volunteer; Cincinnati Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Foundation (Cincinnati Chapter), previous Board member.
Education: Miami University, B.A.; University of Cincinnati, J.D.