Board Of Directors

John Sayre

John Sayre – Founder

John is a graduate of the University of Toledo with degrees in Organizational Development, Transportation Management, and Business Management.

He is a seasoned business executive with more than 30 years experience in Sales, Operations, Product Planning, Strategic Management, Information Technology, Consulting and Sales Training. John is involved in his community and participates in several charitable and non charitable events each year.

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Beth Rose

Beth, owner of Rose Auction Group and third generation auctioneer has been providing clients with auctioneering services over 25 years.

As the first female in history to win Michigan State Auctioneers Association bid calling contest in 2009, and auctioneer of the year in 2010, Beth has proved herself a top notch Industry Veteran.

Beth’s company founded in Toledo Ohio, has expanded to serve clients throughout the state of Michigan and also Naples Florida. Beth participates in several charity auction events each year for many of the well known charities in the Toledo area and abroad.

Todd Gagne

Todd Gagne’

Todd is the CEO of Its Interactive Media, a media and marketing firm based in Toledo Ohio. He is a highly accomplished and motivated business professional with a proven track record of rapport building and resourceful problem solving.

He studied music and business administration at Florida State and possesses degrees in marketing and web design and development. Todd was instrumental in the development of the Monclova Historical Foundation’s Monclova Community Center restoration project and is a volunteer for 1 Matters, a homeless awareness project based in Toledo Ohio.

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Pam Mills

Pam’s impact into volunteerism spans more than 25 years, and most recently involving 4-H and other local non profit organizations. Professionally, she is employed with Impact Products in Sylvania Ohio as a  Marketing Content Coordinator.

Pam studied VCT (Visual Communications Technology), Business and Marketing at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. Prior to working at Impact Products, she worked at The Blade Newspaper for 15 years as a graphic designer, then transitioned to the IT department as an IT System Analyst.

With her 20 plus years of experience as a graphic designer, experience as an IT systems analyst, and instructor in the media industry, Pam brings extraordinary talent to  our marketing efforts.

Pam is married to David Mills and they reside in Sylvania Ohio with their 6 children.

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Tonya Adams

Tonya is an associate with Tuffy Corporation. She has extensive experience working for and with with various charities including the United Church of Christ in Cleveland Ohio.

With the UCC she assisted with the UCC Disaster Ministries helping to coordinate their global disaster relief efforts.

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Tony Iannucci

Tony is a lifelong resident of Toledo Ohio and an active volunteer with Blessings in Disguise and other charities. He is a 1983 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1988 alumnus of The Ohio State University.

Tony spent 25 years as an F-16 pilot for the 180th Fighter Wing here in Toledo and is currently a Captain for United Airlines. He lives in Sylvania with his wife and has 2 adult children who also attend OSU.

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Kari Shuman

Kari came to blessings in disguise as a volunteer and decided when asked that joining the Board would give her better insight and understanding and get more immersed in our mission.

She is a fight attendant with Southwest Airlines and has two children.

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James Preston

James came to Blessings In Disguise as a very active volunteer and joined the Board in October 2017.

He is very active in our fundraising efforts and commits his time to various nonprofit organizations in the area. James is a professional DJ and Emcee where he resides in Toledo with his son.

Kristian Brown

Kristian Brown (Honorary Member)

Kristian Brown is an on air anchor at 5:30 PM and news reporter on 13ABC in Toledo, Ohio since 2002. She studied broadcast journalism at the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens Ohio. She has won numerous awards for her achievements including induction into The Ohio School Board Association Media Hall of Fame for her reports on Education.

Kristian has also received the Northwest Ohio Black media Association Media Achievement Award as well as the Toledo’s 20 under 40 award. One of her major achievements was an Associated Press Award and a Telly Award for her story “Hip Hop Math”.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is also an active member of the Church on Strayer. She is married and has 3 children. Kristian enjoys speaking to young women about goals, self-esteem, and making positive choices.