Our People

Jack Grote

Jack Grote

Founder

Jack Grote is a staff accountant with GBQ Partners in Columbus. He graduated from The Ohio State University with his degree in accounting in May, 2016. Jack is an avid reader, football fan, and has completed a full marathon.

Gina Grote, CPA, ABV

Gina Grote, CPA, ABV

Co-Founder/Founding Board Member

Gina is a Senior Manager at Blue & Co, CPAs. She has over 20 years’ experience working with nonprofit organizations performing tax and consulting services, and has served on several nonprofit boards. In addition to her seat on the Same Page Board of Directors, she is also a Board Member and Board Treasurer for The United Way of Delaware County. Gina is the mother of three children, one of whom is Jack Grote. She graduated from Kent State University.

Michele Savoldi

Michele Savoldi

Founding Board Member

Michele has experience in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors including 6 years with Make-A-Wish Foundation and 8 years as a marketing and communications entrepreneur. She is currently the Director of Corporate Engagement for The United Way of Delaware County, with whom she has been heavily involved for four years as a committee member and the chair of the Women’s Leadership Network. Michele graduated from Bowling Green State University and has two children.

Christian Hviid, CFA

Christian Hviid, CFA

Founding Board Member

Christian is the Chief Investment Officer for Wealthstone in Columbus. In his professional career Christian is a former entrepreneur, has served in a variety of senior roles at national and regional investment organizations, and has been highly involved in community initiatives. He graduated with a degree in accounting and finance from American University in Washington, D.C. Christian was born and raised as a Danish citizen in the Canary Islands, Spain before coming to the United States to pursue university studies with a Division I swimming scholarship. He is the proud father of three children.

Barb Lyon

Barb Lyon

Founding Board Member

Barb has spent the majority of her professional career working in nonprofit management, in areas ranging from disaster preparedness and response to volunteer management. Barb is currently the Vice President of The United Way of Delaware County where she applies her expertise to the organization’s strategic planning, organizational efficiency and staff development. Barb is the mother of two children and is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Nancy Kirchner, CPA

Nancy Kirchner, CPA

Founding Board Member

Nancy is a tax manager at Blue & Co, CPAs where she has worked for 16 years. She graduated with a degree in accounting from Franklin University. Prior to pursuing a career in accounting, Nancy originally worked as an elementary school teacher in Tucson, AZ. She is a native of Minnesota and has two married daughters, and four grandchildren.

Gina Stull

Gina Stull

Founding Board Member

Gina is currently the principal at St. Mary School in Delaware, Ohio. Prior to becoming principal in 2013, she began her career teaching at St. Mary and was Jack Grote’s fourth and fifth grade teacher. Before she began her career in education, Gina practiced public relations for agencies and nonprofits in Columbus and operated her own public relations and graphics company. Gina is a native of central Ohio and has her degree in Journalism/Public Relations from The Ohio State University and a BA and MA in Education from Ashland University focusing on Curriculum and Effective Instruction. Gina is the mother of two grown children who also reside in Delaware County.

Our Partners

Our pilot program kicked off in January, 2017 at the Liberty Community Center in Delaware, Ohio. The LCC is a fantastic organization that provides daily childcare services to just over 100 children from the surrounding neighborhood. Visit them here.

Our Volunteers

The Same Page Foundation would not be able to have a positive impact on the community without the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. We primarily rely on high school students who serve as role models for the young children with whom they read. Currently, The Same Page Foundation has a student committee established at Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware who have organized a bookraiser and recruited volunteers to visit the children.

Jerry Kaltenbach

Jerry Kaltenbach

Founding Board Member

Jerry is a partner at Kaltenbach Vargo, LLC, a boutique business and litigation law firm in Columbus.  In his 15th year in practice, Jerry has represented and counseled businesses of all sizes from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.  Jerry is a central Ohio native, a graduate of Ohio University and Capital University Law School, and resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Georgia, and their elementary school aged son.  

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