Stepping Forward with Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is Stepping Forward - Nonprofit Agency Serving People with Disabilities in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio

Our Strong Community Impact

As the agency evolves, we are presented with new options to step forward, expand our services and meet unmet needs in the community.
At Stepping Stones, we seek ways to grow by pursuing opportunities of inclusion and serve individuals from adolescence through adulthood.

In the video below, Executive Director Chris Adams and Direct Support Professional Julie Hollingsworth discuss the state of the agency as we step forward:

Stepping Stones Special Events Highlights I Cincinnati, Ohio

Learn More About Our Successful Events

Open Your Heart   *   Sporting Clays Tournament   *   The Golf Classic   *   Bloom

Thank You to Our Leadership
Board of Trustees & Areas of Expertise

Kelly Hitter
Terri Hogan
Elizabeth Rogers
Jilda Vargus-Adams, M.D.
Gwendolyn Walton
Patti Zesch

Deb Caley, Vice President
Whitney Eckert, Treasurer
Dave Eltringham
Robert Etherington
Joe Heller
Ali Hussain
James Shanahan
Kelly Conway
David Croall
Leo DalleMolle
Jamie Griffiths
John Hassan
Steve Mennen
John Mongelluzzo, President
Julie Richardson
Adrienne Russ
Jeremy Vaughan

Site Development
Jeff Bieber
Fred Fischer
Brian Folke
Matt Hemberger, Secretary
Steve Holter
Michael Ricke

What Makes Servicing the Stepping Stones Board so Meaningful?

Stepping Stones Board Member Julie Richardson I Cincinnati, Ohio“I have worked with Stepping Stones for the last 10 plus years and joined the board in 2014. Prior to joining the board, I served on the Bloom committee and even co-chaired the event twice. That service introduced me to this agency and I have been committed ever since. I have seen the agency blossom and grow through hard-working and dedicated leadership and, more importantly, through the dedication and perseverance of our direct care staff. Those are the ones who really motivated me to serve on the board and continue to show support.”

— Julie Richardson

Stepping Stones Board Member Mike Rickie I Cincinnati, Ohio
“Being a parent of a developmentally disabled daughter, my wife Barb and I have made a lifelong commitment to serve the disability community. Serving on the Stepping Stones board gives me an opportunity to contribute my time and talent to fulfill part of that commitment.” 

— Mike Ricke

Stepping Stones Board Member Matt Hemberger of Cincinnati, Ohio
“I admire the work that Stepping Stones does to help people with disabilities find their pathway to independence and become valued members of our community. It has always been a goal of mine to be a part of an organization like Stepping Stones because my older brother, Chris, has Down syndrome. I hope to be able to use my Architectural/Real Estate background and network to help Stepping Stones identify and relocate to a new West Side campus in the near future.”

— Matt Hemberger, Secretary

Stepping Stones Volunteer Champions of 2018

Congratulations to Our Student Volunteer Champions!
Each has served more than 100 hours in our programs:

Payton Hoffman, 203 Hours
Indian Hill High School

Max Jarrell, 221 Hours
Mason High School

Rachel Henry, 202 Hours
Princeton High School

Aidan Atkins, 175 Hours
Walnut Hills High School

Jordan Hoover, 169 Hours
University of Cincinnati

Anna Farhmeier, 163 Hours
Summit Country Day School

Ramakrishna Gandhi, 156 Hours
Madeira High School

Molly Finn, 150 Hours
Loveland High School