The Ohio State University at Marion


Ohio State Marion Advisory 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.

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 , Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Elks Lodge #156 Invitational Track Meet.

In addition to business and community involvement, Michael resides in Bucyrus with his wife, Kiley.


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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 the former 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.


Stephen Keen was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in June of 2007.

Keen is a Vice President/Sr. Loan Officer for First Federal Bank of Ohio located in Galion. A resident of Galion, he is involved in several financial literacy programs in Morrow, Crawford, and Richland counties teaching finances and economics in several local schools. In addition, he is a current member of the Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce, the Galion Kiwanis, and the Masonic Lodge #206.


David Miller was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2014. He is the former Chair of the board.

Miller is currently the Vice President of Operations & Strategy for Evolve Health. Previously, he served various leadership capacities with OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians and as Executive Director of Smith Clinic. He is a past board member and Chair for the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Marion United Way, Board Member and Treasurer of Marion Rotary, and District Chairman of former Harding Area Council, and Boy Scouts of America.

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.


Dr. Moodley can trace his roots in Marion back to 1979 when he attended Harding High School as an exchange student.

His fondness for Ohio and the Marion area led him to pursue both his undergraduate and medical degrees at The Ohio State University. Following graduation, he completed his internship and residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Moodley is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by The American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and also is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Jay Moodley, Marion Women’s Health Center provides the most current treatments in gynecology, general and high-risk obstetrics, infertility and pediatric/adolescent gynecology. As an OB-GYN Physician of 25 years, Dr. Moodley strives to establish strong, long-term relationships with his patients. He regularly provides care for 2nd and 3rd generation patients, delivering thousands of babies within the community of Marion.

He strongly believes in developing and nurturing long-term relationships with patients and as a result―2nd and 3rd generation families come to Marion Women’s Health Center for their care. Dr. Moodley has welcomed thousands of happy, healthy babies into the Marion community and continues to passionately care for them and their families.


Curtis Sybert was named to the Ohio State Marion Board in 2016. He is the current Chair of the Board.

Sybert is a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1986 graduate of Capital University Law School. Curt is the senior partner at Sybert Rhoad Lackey & Swisher, LLC., located in Powell. Curt has over 35 years of litigation experience in many areas of the law mostly involving insurance coverage issues. He served two terms as a Liberty Township Trustee from 2006 through 2013. Curt is a past Chair of the Supreme Court’s Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University before earning his law degree from Capital University. He and his wife, Karen, own Sybert Performance Horses, LLC., where they breed, train, and show quarter horses.


Susan Gershman is an Associate Professor of EEOB at The Ohio State University at Marion.

Her research focuses on the evolution of animal behavior. Interested in sexual selection, differences in reproduction caused by heritable differences in the ability to reproduce. Using insects, including crickets and flies, as her study subjects.


Alex Cabungcal is the student representative of the Ohio State Marion Board for the current academic year.