A current parent of three Maumee Valley students, Andy is an Associate Vice President with Morgan Stanley. Before moving to Toledo in 2008, he spent 32 years in New England, where he met his wife, Sarah, originally from Toledo. Andy graduated from St. Andrews School, Barrington, RI, and from Unity College in Maine. He subsequently provided consulting services to the commercial banking and lending industry before discovering his passion for working with individual people and families. Andy also serves as Chairman of the Board at Sunset Retirement Communities, a local non-profit, and is the Chair of the Investment Committee.
Alan is the parent of Cranston Bannister '26. He is the Commissioner of Community Engagement for the City of Toledo. Alan earned a B.A. in Public Administration from Kentucky State University. He is a lifelong Toledoan and serves on the Toledo Fair Housing Board, the United Way of Greater Toledo African American Leadership Council, and is the President of his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. graduate Chapter of Toledo.
His wife Patekka is the Commissioner of Plant Operations for the City of Toledo.
Amy Yustick is married to Robert and has three children: Bryce ‘20, Paige ‘23, and Blake ‘25. Rounding out her family are rescue dogs Willow and Happy. Amy has been part of the MV community since 2009. Having started with kids in the ELC, she has seen the MV difference in action through all divisions. Professionally, she has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and lighting industry. She currently serves as chief financial officer for Cree Lighting. Prior to joining Cree, she held various roles in finance, IT, and strategy at Ford Motor Co., Bosch, Timken, Dana, and Champion Laboratories. She received her bachelor of arts in economics and art history from the University of Michigan and her master of business administration in finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends at her lake house in Michigan, or volunteering with Bull Mastiff Rescue.
Reema Ridi is in her fourth year on the Board, where she also serves as secretary. She is the mother of two MV students and an alumnus: Sami '23, Rami '25, and Jenna '28.
She grew up in the United Arab Emirates and graduated from Al-Quds University with a major in information systems. Before moving to the United States, she was the office secretary for the first lady of the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, she moved to the United States after she married her husband, Thameen Tim Ridi.
Reema has been part of the MV community since 2015. She served two years as the president of the Maumee Valley Family Association (MVFA). She also served MVFA in the roles of treasurer and vice president, and in the Middle School as a parent representative.
Reema is very passionate about helping and volunteering. She has worked on the administrative staff of several schools and is very involved as a community member in the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, where she serves on the Scholarship Committee.
As co-founder and co-CEO of Unapologetic Projects, Mr. Boehm oversees film finance and creative development for television. Prior to Unapologetic Projects, he served as vice president at Sobini Films, where he was in charge of development and production. His past film credits include "You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder" starring Ewan McGregor, "J.T. Leroy" starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, "Mary Shelley" starring Elle Fanning, "Miles Ahead" starring Don Cheadle, "Good Kill" starring Ethan Hawke, and the British Independent Film Awards-winning "Filth" starring James McAvoy. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he was also a member of the men's basketball team. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Dr. Arjun Das is a practicing nephrologist and physician partner at Nephrology Consultants of Northwest Ohio, where he also serves as medical director of two local dialysis units. Born and raised in Kerala, India, he moved to the United States following medical school. He completed his medical training in both internal medicine and nephrology in Chicago.
He and his wife Sarada met in Chicago and have lived in the Toledo area since 2010. They both love the sense of community, often calling Toledo “The Jewel of the Midwest." They have two children at Maumee Valley: Aarav '28 and Ishana '34.
Dr. Das has served in many leadership roles, including as chair of internal medicine for ProMedica's Metro Hospitals Division (Toledo, Flower, and Bay Park) since 2020. In this role, he works closely with ProMedica leadership on strategic planning, clinical oversight, and policy development initiatives. And in 2018, he helped to found and later served as president of Toledo Physicians of Indian Origin (TOPI), a nonprofit professional networking and philanthropic organization. The group and its members raise and donate money to local Toledo charities.
He is a passionate, lifelong learner, and enjoys tennis, sailing, and traveling.
Christa Dewire has more than 30 years of experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC"), and has served clients in the banking and higher education sectors wherein she has had primary responsibility for leadership of multi-disciplined and multi-national audit engagement teams. She also serves as PwC's MidCentral Banking & Capital Markets Team Leader, where she is responsible for driving the firm's strategic priorities and leading the banking and capital markets teams across the Midwest and central regions of the United States.
Ms. Dewire is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio and New York. She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting (Summa Cum Laude) from Miami University. She and husband Tony live in Toledo and have two children at Maumee Valley Country Day School.
Tim Foster ’83 operates several laundromats in the Toledo metro area. Additionally, he maintains an office in Perrysburg and manages private investments with a focus on the Midwest. Tim is an MV alumnus (1983), donor, parent (Tyler ’24, Wesley ’22, and Alaina ’20), and current chair of the Board of Trustees’ Buildings and Grounds Committee. He also serves on the board of the nonprofit Diabetes Youth Services. His past service as a trustee includes the boards of Stranahan Foundation, YMCA Fort Meigs Branch, and The Victory Center.
Maumee Valley Family Association Member since 2022
Lex is a passionate entrepreneur, marketing technology specialist, and analytics wizard. He founded HQdigital in 2014 to help businesses discover how to systematically and predictably grow revenue through marketing and sales optimization and technology adoption.
He and wife Meghan are parents of Elle '31.
Lex attended Denison University from 2005-2009, where he earned his B.A. in economics and was a standout cross-country and track athlete.
Lex is a well-known expert and enthusiast on emerging technology who has been featured on PBS, CBS, and at industry events throughout the nation.
Lex was a HubSpot Champion User in 2018, which recognized the top users of the platform worldwide. He was also an Inbound 2018 speaker.
Dr. Raj Kattar was born in India and raised in Wisconsin. He moved to Toledo in 1998 and joined the cardiology group of physicians which today is called Promedica Physicians Cardiology. He was Chief of Staff at St Luke Hospital from 2014-2016 and is currently President of the Promedica Heart institute, overseeing the cardiology service line for the entire system.
Raj and his wife of 30 years Rajitha have two sons that graduated as “lifers” from MV, Nihal ‘13, and Sahil ‘18. Raj is a talented singer and an avid fan of sports and music.
Adam M. Levine, the Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey director of the Toledo Museum of Art and a scholar of ancient art, is a transformative leader with a deep conviction that art inspires and museums are change agents. Levine is the 10th director of TMA since its distinguished founding in 1901.
Prior to embarking on his directorship at TMA in 2020, Mr. Levine was the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs director and chief executive officer of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Under his leadership at the Cummer Museum, Levine oversaw numerous strategic initiatives, including the reconstruction of its historic gardens, expansion of its educational offerings and the implementation of innovative membership and audience development programs with dramatic gains in visitorship.
Levine originally joined TMA in 2012 as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, a two-year post-doctoral program designed to prepare the next generation of museum leaders, and went on to increasingly senior management roles at the museum, ultimately serving as deputy director and curator of ancient art. During his six-year tenure at TMA, Levine curated a diverse range of exhibitions, advanced the Museum’s first campus master plan and shared oversight of TMA’s $16 million budget and 250 employees.
Levine graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in anthropology, art history, and mathematics & social science. He continued his studies as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he earned his master’s degree with distinction and D.Phil. in the history of art. He publishes widely and is a frequent presenter on topics ranging from ancient art and interpretive strategies, to museum and management practices.
Combining his interests in mathematics and art, in 2009 he co-founded Art Research Technologies, a data and research company that was purchased in 2016 by a London-based finance company. He has founded or advised several other start-ups, including the Center of Visual Expertise at the Toledo Museum of Art. Levine has consulted widely for museums, universities, art market business, and think tanks.
A third-generation member of the Oberlin family to lead a broker/dealer, Cliff Oberlin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Oberlin Financial International, a Broker/Dealer, and Oberlin Wealth Partners, a Registered Investment Advisor serving the ultra-affluent with an office in Miami and an Operations Center in Ohio. Cliff was also Founder, President, and CEO of NRP Financial, Inc., a broker/dealer and registered investment adviser founded in 2000. NRP Financial and NRP Advisors grew to over 450 Registered Representatives, 150 offices, and over $50 million in revenue prior to being acquired by LPL Financial in December 2010. NRP was a two-time INC 500 company, ranking #2 on the list in 2009.
Mr. Oberlin has over 35 years of experience in broker/dealer management. He formerly served as President and CEO of MFI Investments, the Oberlin family’s first broker/dealer. MFI was named an Inc. 500 company for three successive years and grew to 90 offices and 275 registered representatives prior to being purchased by a multi-billion dollar bank holding company in 1995 and renamed Sky Investments.
Mr. Oberlin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Cliff earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and graduated from the three-year Owner/President Management Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.
He was a member of the FINRA Membership Committee, served as Vice-Chairman of The Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education, and was the Chairman of the Firm Element Committee. Mr. Oberlin has served on the FINRA District 8 Business Conduct Committee and was Chairman of the FINRA District 8 Business Conduct Nominating Committee. He is a past Chairman of the International Association for Financial Planning (now FSI) Broker/Dealer Division. He is a member and past chair of the YPO Miami | Fort Lauderdale Gold Chapter, Vice-Chair of the YPO International Financial Services Network, and Chair of the YPO Family Office Network. Cliff holds various securities licenses, including FINRA Series 7, 24, 4, 53, 63, and 65. He is a Trustee of the Bryan Area Foundation and the Cliff Oberlin Foundation.
Grace O'Leary is the current president of the Alumni Council and has been a member of the council since 2020. She attended The College of Wooster where she majored in communication studies and philosophy.
After graduating in 2020, she moved to the Chicago area to work for the Schuler Scholar Program, a college-access non-profit. She is still currently working with the program at George Westinghouse College Prep as a college counselor.
Marc Savage is the chief executive officer and founder of Emprise Technologies. He earned a bachelor of science degree in physics for Bowling Green State University and a master of science in physics from The University of Toledo. After completing his education, Mr. Savage taught math and science in the Fiji Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. He then returned to Toledo to begin his professional technology career.
He and his wife, Kim Edwards, have four children attending Maumee Valley Country Day School.
Nazarene Tubman is a first-generation Liberian-American. Due to the civil wars in Liberia, her family sought refuge in the United States where she grew up in Gaithersburg, Md.. She holds her degree in public policy analysis with a concentration in health policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nazarene is a director of vaccine clinical development overseeing global zika, chikungunya, flu, and COVID/flu combination vaccine studies. Her global full-scope project management work has led to FDA approvals treating and/or preventing illnesses including hepatitis b, pediatric seasonal flu, major depressive disorder, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Her personal life has also followed this trajectory of dedication to positively affecting public health. Nazarene has spent time volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa, working with multiple organizations assisting persons living with HIV/AIDS. She volunteered at the Rocklands Clinic providing pre-testing counseling and with the Treatment Action Campaign providing training to the trainers and campaigning on access to care for those living with HIV.
Nazarene also worked to organize medical mission trips to Liberia, West Africa, to provide free health care in remote areas. Other highlights of her work include collecting and shipping medical supplies to Liberia during the Ebola crisis. She also serves her community locally as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Nazarene currently serves on the McLaren St. Luke’s Foundation Board and the Toledo Museum of Art’s Development Committee.
Her mother, former Superintendent of Maryland County, Liberia, and her late grandfather, Liberian President William VS Tubman, inspired Nazarene's dedication to public service and philanthropy. This lineage of public service continues with her 9-year-old daughter Leila who founded the non-profit Leila's Promise to empower and encourage youth voices in service.
Sy currently serves as the head of investor relationships at Balance Capital, a real estate private equity fund headquartered in Seattle, WA. At Balance, Sy works closely with fund investors and homebuyers to constantly meet their capital needs as well as property management and related duties.
Before joining Balance, Sy accumulated four years of bilateral real estate work experience with commercial real estate developers in New York and a Chinese real estate developer in Beijing. Sy earned his BBA from the George Washington University with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate.
Sy resides in Beijing, China, where he is father to 4-year-old George and husband to Emma.
A dedicated member of the MV community, Ann served as President of the Board in the 1980s. She created and produced the documentary on Maumee Valley for Toledo Stories and wrote the school's 125 Year History. Ann is an author, poet, and humanitarian. She is a past parent, current grandparent, and strong advocate for Maumee Valley.
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