MEET THE BOARD
Tammy Adler Foeller
Tammy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in Education and Dental Hygiene. She has been employed with Jerman Family Dentistry for 20 plus years. Tammy has earned her Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) License, is the Executive Director and one of the founding members of OpenDoor-Columbus. She is actively involved leading high school students in faith formation, serves on the Pastoral Parish Council Board at the Church of the Resurrection and, together with her husband, mentors couples preparing for marriage. Additionally, Tammy serves as the Parish Organizer for the annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and facilitates numerous Bible Study and Faith Enrichment programs for adults. She has been happily married for 20 years and her blended family includes four married children and eight grandchildren. It is with her grandchildren she finds endless joy. Tammy’s passion and commitment to OpenDoor-Columbus stems from her daughter’s struggle with addiction. Reluctantly, she accepted the lack of support and help in Columbus, and she sent her daughter out of State for treatment. It is through OpenDoor-Columbus she envisions more services, hope, help and healing in Columbus.
Penny is a lawyer working in the chambers of Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and was formerly with Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, LLP, Columbus. She is the secretary and board member of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, a non-profit dedicated to helping Ohio’s judges, attorneys, and law students obtain treatment for substance use disorders and mental health issues; a committee member of Restored Citizens Initiative helping federal prisoners reenter society; a board member of Animal Protection Network working to protect and advocate on behalf of animals; mentor at her alma matter The Ohio State University College of Law; a member of the Franklin County Horse Advisory Board, and a 4H leader for Young Riders. Grateful for her own recovery, Penny is passionate about assisting women find hope and success in their own recovery.
Rachel Muha was born and raised in Seven Hills, Ohio but has lived in Westerville for 40 years. She attended Byzantine Catholic High School and Ohio State University. Rachel has a degree from Catholic Distance University. Rachel was President of Greater Columbus Right to Life and Editor of Ohio Right to Life Newsletter. She was the director of the Gifted and Talented Program at St. Paul Elementary School. Rachel helped found Catholica, a Catholic bookstore. She also co-directed a multi-family home school in the mid-late 1990s. In 1999 Rachel, her son Chris and other family members started The Brian Muha Memorial Foundation and serves on its board. In 2005 Rachel, Chris and others started The Run The Race Club, an inner city outreach for children/families to help them overcome the obstacles and struggles in their lives and become the people God intended them to be. Rachel serves on the RTR Board. Rachel’s son Chris is married to Jean. They have two sons, Lucas and Leo who are Rachel’s joy. Rachel is happy to serve on the OpenDoor-Columbus Board because she sees the ravages of drugs on inner city parents and the consequences the children suffer because of them.
Leslie is the most experienced and longest tenured Executive Recruiter at one of the top 3 contingent healthcare recruiting firms in the country. Leslie’s success has been unparalleled in Executive Staffing Solutions’ history. Rising from Executive Recruiter in 2006 to one of only two Executive Vice Presidents of Recruiting at ESS, Leslie has been the Recruiter of the Year at ESS the 7 of the last 9 years and has also been named the Recruiter of the Quarter 20 times in the last 10 years. She is counted on by her clients to deliver well qualified and completely vetted candidates and to do so in a timely manner. Her clients describe her as “easy to deal with” and “completely transparent” and someone they can count to tell them the truth about candidates and the marketplace, even when that information is difficult to deliver. She will never trade a client relationship for a placement. It is that philosophy that has garnered her such Client loyalty and keeps Leslie’s services in high demand. Leslie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Bishop Watterson and The Ohio State University. Leslie also enjoys volunteering at the food bank monthly and delivering Meals on Wheels. Leslie is also a Co-Founder of OpenDoor-Columbus because of her personal family story.
Machelle has dedicated her life to helping others, drawing on her own personal struggles and life changing experiences. Relying on her understanding of her own recovery, she was a group leader in a women’s out-patient treatment program called Growth and was an integral part of W.I.R.E.D. Women InRecovery Encouraging Direction. On many occasions Machelle has spoken at different Columbus Public Schools, facilitated recovery seminars on different topics related to sobriety in numerous settings including women’s prisons, and volunteered at two juvenile correction centers. Machelle owned and operated a sober living home for women in Gahanna, Ohio from 2006 to 2016. Machelle has worked as a personal, executive and legal assistant throughout her career. She is currently employed as an Executive Assistant at Inland Products Inc., a 100-year-old family-owned company. Machelle enjoys spending time with her son and a grandson and loves hiking and spending time in nature.
Nancy has over 30 years experience in the business community in Columbus, Ohio. She has served management roles in business development and human resources, and has been the founder and CEO of an information technology company for 11 years. Nancy is currently co-founder and president of a home healthcare company, Sympatico Healthcare Solutions. Nancy is a Guardian ad Litem through Franklin County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program which serves children in the foster care program. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she attended Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State University.
Stu has over 30 years of executive level public, private and nonprofit Business Strategy, Capital Funding/M&A, Sales, Marketing and Distribution Management experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from The Ohio State University. He serves as the Board President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware and Morrow Counties, board member of The Serenity Street Foundation, founding member of The Recovery Church West Columbus, and former Board Treasurer of The House of Hope.
Lori Cecutti, MBA, has been in the corporate world for over 30 years in healthcare account management and has a strong understanding of business structure, strategy, and developing corporate relationships to serve the community in which they exist. Her volunteer experience includes leadership positions with the March of Dimes Women's Board, as well as school and extracurricular activity committees. She is the mother of 4 daughters and has personally experienced the damage of addictive behavior and the gift of recovery support that has been offered to her daughter and wishes to pay forward for this amazing gift.
OpenDoor-Columbus has partnered with Basecamp Recovery Center, h.a.r.t., Catch Court, Hilliard Recovery Court, Mommies Matter, Lower Lights and more to bring a continuum of care to women in recovery from substance use disorder.
Board members, Nancy Postle and Tammy Foeller pictured with Judge Jodi Thomas , Jill Hillman, and Friend Michelle.