Ohio State Marion Board
Michael D. Dostal grew up in Bucyrus, graduated from Bucyrus High School and went on to college at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He joined Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services in July of 2005. Now a partner at Dostal & Kirk, Michael oversees agency locations serving Bucyrus, Galion, Powell & Marion (previously Scharer Insurance).
Michael is active in the Crawford County community and has served on the board of directors of The Community Foundation for Crawford County, The Crawford County Development Board, Bucyrus Area YMCA, Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Crawford County, Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau and the Elks Lodge #156 Invitational Track Meet.
In addition to business and community involvement, Michael resides in Bucyrus with his wife, Kiley.
Thomas Frericks was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2014.
Frericks is a graduate of the The Ohio State University College of Law and has been an attorney with the law firm of Frericks and Howard since 1971. He is chairman of the Marion General Hospital Foundation board of trustees and secretary of the Marion Palace Theater Endowment Fund board of trustees. He is a past president of the Marion Rotary Club and former chairman of the Marion County Board of Elections.
He and his wife, Patricia, have three adult sons.
Lynn Oliver Garvin was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2003. Garvin is a native of Bay Village, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
A dedicated community volunteer, Garvin has served on the boards of directors of Junior Service Guild, The Marion Association for Gifted Students, The Marion Education Foundation, The Continuous Improvement Committee of the Marion City Schools, and as Vice President of Harding Music Parents. She was selected as Volunteer of the Year for the State of Ohio PTA. Garvin also serves as Chair of the Administrative Council and Lay Delegate of Epworth United Methodist Church. She currently serves on the Regional Club Council Advisory Committee at The Ohio State University.
Lynn and her husband Charlie have 3 adult children. In their spare time, they breed and show Dalmatian show dogs, and have bred 90 AKC Champions. She serves as the AKC Delegate for The Marion Ohio Kennel Club.
Daryl Gates was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2011.
Gates is the president/CEO of Morral Companies, LLC, Morral, Ohio. He serves as the treasurer of Marion General Hospital and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of Marion Rotary Club, Marion County Farm Bureau, The Fertilizer Institute and the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation.
He has a degree in finance from The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Valerie, have four adult sons.
David Hypes, D.D.S was chair to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2012.
Hypes is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University ('78, '81) and has practiced dentistry in Marion, Ohio since 1981. He is a member of the American Dental Association, and past president of both the Ohio Dental Association and Marion Academy of Dentistry. In addition, Hypes is a member of the American Orthodontic Association and a past delegate to the Ohio Dental Association General Assembly.
David and his wife Lisa reside in Marion. They have two adult children.
Stephen Keen was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in June of 2007.
Keen is Assistant Vice President of First Federal of Ohio, serving as manager of both the Mt. Gilead and Cardington offices. A resident of Galion, he is involved with several financial literacy programs in the Morrow County area teaching finances and economics in several local schools. In addition, he is the current treasurer of the Morrow County United Way Board, president of Morrow County Board of DD, past president of Morrow County Kiwanis, YMCA Advisory Board, Morrow County Revolving Loan Board, SBDC Board, Masonic Lodge member, and active member in the Morrow County Chamber.
Keen received an Associate Degree in Business Management from Marion Technical College and is a graduate of Northmor High School.
David Miller was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2014.
Miller is currently the vice president of operations of OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians. Before that, he served as executive director of the Smith Clinic for 23 years. He is a board member for the Marion Chamber of Commerce and Marion United Way, treasurer of Marion Rotary, and district chairman of Boy Scouts.
He has a degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jessica Bacon-Moon is a Member of the law firm of Roth & Bacon Attorneys, LLC, concentrating in estate, probate, trust, business association planning, taxation and related areas. Ms. Moon graduated from Ohio University as an undergraduate in 2004 and subsequently received her Juris Doctor from Capital University and has been practicing law in Ohio since 2008 and in Florida since 2010.
At Roth & Bacon, Ms. Moon has worked with clients to create estate and business succession plans; revocable and irrevocable trusts; and Medicaid plans. Ms. Moon has undertaken work with both large and small businesses, including but not limited to farming matters, regarding mergers, acquisitions, and sales of family businesses.
In addition to her board service at The Ohio State University at Marion, Ms. Moon is/has served as a board member for several other non-profit entities, including: School Ministries Ohio, Inc.; Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky; United Way of Wyandot County; Open Door Resource Center, Inc.; and Wyandot County Young Professionals, Inc.
Ms. Moon is married to Gregory Moon and together they have two children: a son, Henry, age 7; and a daughter, Charlotte, age 5. She lives in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Ms. Moon’s firm has offices in Upper Sandusky, Marion and Port Clinton, Ohio and Fort Myers, Florida.
Curtis Sybert was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2016.
Sybert has been a partner with Scherner Sybert & Rhoad, LLC, in Powell since 2003. Prior to that, he was a partner at Decker, Vonau, Sybert, Lackey & Viets Co, LPA. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Delaware County Finance Authority.
He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University before earning his law degree from Capital University.
Donna Bobbitt-Zeher is an Associate Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University at Marion.
Her research primarily concerns gender and inequality, how gender inequality changes over time, and the consequences of these changes. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work, and drawing on a race/class/gender perspective as well.
Lydia Drake is the student representative of the Ohio State Marion Board for the current academic year. She is very involved around campus, including Undergraduate Student Government where she served at the President during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Lydia is a Senior at Ohio State Marion, studying psychology. She is a native of Marion, Ohio.