Fairfield County Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Fairfield County Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees: Martin Barker, Cheri Russo and Jennifer Sitterley.

“The Foundation is pleased to welcome these dedicated community members to our Board of Trustees,” said Amy Eyman, Chief Executive Officer of the Fairfield County Foundation. “Each of them brings their own unique and diverse experience and expertise with a shared passion for our community. We look forward to their contributions as members of the Foundation Board.”

Martin Barker, 2024 Board Member, Fairfield Community Foundation

Martin Barker, 2024 Board Member, Fairfield Community Foundation

Martin Barker earned his Bachelor of Arts in art education from Asbury University. He founded Martin Barker Design in 2001 and has dedicated his career to graphic design. Martin received the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2019 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Lancaster, where he is a long-time member. Martin currently serves on the Lancaster Festival Board and the United Way 5k Organizing Board. He has previously served on the New Horizons Mental Health Services Board, Frontier Players Board, Fairfield Medical Center Community Advisory Board, the Fairfield Affordable Housing Board and the Rotary Club of Lancaster Board. Martin is married to Juliana and has two grown children, Meg and Erin.

Cheri Russo, 2024 Fairfield Community Foundation Board Member

Cheri Russo, 2024 Fairfield Community Foundation Board Member

Cheri Russo is a proud Ohio University alumna, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. She started her career as a journalist, serving as a reporter, producer and digital content manager. She then transitioned to more of a communications and marketing role at Ohio University Lancaster and later, The Ohio State University. She found her way back to WOUB Public Media at Ohio University in 2019, where she currently serves as the community engagement and membership manager. A Lancaster resident for 20 years, Cheri is married to Tom Russo and has two sons, Ryan (18) and Alex (14).

Jennifer Sitterley, 2024 Fairfield Community Foundation Board Member

Jennifer Sitterley, 2024 Fairfield Community Foundation Board Member

A lifelong Fairfield County resident, Jennifer Sitterley graduated from Fairfield Union High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance from The Ohio State University in 2002. She received her Master of Business Administration in 2006 and completed her Juris Doctorate at the University of Akron C. Blake McDowell School of Law in 2009. In 2018, Jennifer became one of only 38 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Ohio and one of only 26 Specialists in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Jennifer was named 2022, 2023 and 2024 Best Lawyer in America in Trusts, Estates and Elder Law. Jennifer served as an at-large Lancaster City Council member, is past president of the Fairfield County United Way, and former secretary of the Fairfield County Republican Executive Committee. She also serves as a trustee for Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County, is a member of the Small Business Committee of the Ohio Chamber, a member of the Lancaster Rotary and past president of the AHA Children’s Museum in Lancaster. Jennifer is married to Brad Hutchinson, and they reside in Lancaster with two daughters.

About the Fairfield County Foundation
The Fairfield County Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that along with its supporters, helps to sustain and enhance the quality of life and economic viability in our community. Its scholarship program helps to sustain opportunities for local youth to achieve their academic goals. The Foundation was formed in 1989 and grants today continue to support the arts, children’s programs, health and wellness projects, community development, academics, and more. For more information about the Foundation, please call (740) 654-8451 or visit the Foundation website.

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