BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick Garry
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

Nancy Herbert
Board Secretary

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.

John Conboy
Founder/Board Member

Residence: Avondale, Ohio

Occupation: Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Therapist: Licensed Independent Social Worker, University of Cincinnati Hospital; Founder of Gateway House (1998), Volunteer Executive Director, Gateway House (1998-2017)

Education: University of Cincinnati, B.S. in Economics; University of Kentucky, Masters in Social Work

Rob Williams
Vice President

Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio

Occupation: Evening News Anchor, FOX 19,Cincinnati

Education: Washington State University, Edward R. Morrow School of Communication, B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Journalism

Why devoting time to Gateway:   I believe in what Gateway does for countless men who are looking to reconnect with their family and loved ones. The stories of success I witness at the annual open house makes it all worthwhile.

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

Robert Brockman
Board Member

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)

Kurt Platte
Board Member

Residence: Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati Ohio

Occupation: Owner, Platte Architecture + Design

Community involvement: Gateway House (board member), Greater Cincinnati Recovery Resource Collaborative (board member). Previous; Serenity Recovery Network (board member).

Education: Miami University, Bachelor of Environmental Design; North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude

Why devoting time to Gateway: Believe in bringing the battle to the disease. Love participating in the rescue mission of those suffering with the disease.

Ted Light
Board Member

Residence:  Mt. Lookout

Occupation:  Chair & Associate Professor, Commerce Department, Miami University

Community Involvement: Former President Warren County NAMI

Education:  BBA, MBA, PhD University of Cincinnati

Why Devoting Time to Gateway:  Personal experience with close individuals  

Ronda Breeden
Board Member

Residence:  Ft. Thomas, KY

Occupation:  Retired Owner of Arnold's. Currently non-paid professional restaurant Covid advisor

Community Involvement: Family Promises, La Soupe, Our Daily Bread, Community Outreach/Power of a Dollar

Why Devoting Time to Gateway:  Upon my retirement it seems only right to stay involved in Gateway like I have the past twelve years. Seeing, for myself, the success that happens at Gateway makes me truly believe in the principles of Gateway and the men that are succeeding in moving forward with their lives in a productive way.