Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

Judith Bender-Hutton

Judith Bender-Hutton, Founder and President of Keeping Kids Safe. Graduated Cuma sum laude with my Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Findlay and obtained my License in Social Work. In addition, I am an Adoption Assessor. I have worked in the Foster Care and Adoption field for the past 26 years. I have raised two children, Brandon & Aaron and enjoy my two grandchildren! I also enjoy boating and traveling.

Art Shank

My name is Art Shank and I am a Retired Manufacturing Operations Manager from the Kroger Co.I currently live on a small hobby farm located near Rawson, Ohio. I am married to my wife, Kathy, and just celebrated our 47th Anniversary. We have four children and eight Grand Children. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agriculture majoring in “Food Science and Nutrition”. I spent 42 years in the Dairy Processing Industry in various Operational Positions including Entry Level Supervision, Site Leader, and Corporate Division Operations Manager. Following my retirement, I worked as an Operational Consultant. Currently, I serve on the Board for a Regional Telecommunications Company, as well as a Deacon at our Church. I am looking forward to Serving with the Board of keeping Kids Safe as they move forward with their vision for the primary needs of children.

Cheryl Kalmbach

Born and raised in Plain City, Ohio. Attended Jonathan Alder High School; graduated valedictorian. After graduating high school worked for various firms, lastly as a legal secretary for a litigation attorney in a large law firm in downtown Columbus, Vorys Sater Seymour; Pease. Married 32 years to Paul Kalmbach, who is the former President and now CEO of a large family-owned business, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Raised and homeschooled three children: Paul (31), Sarah (28) and Daniel (26). Two children received MBAs from Harvard Business School and one received JD from Case Western Law School. Taught children’s Sunday school classes and now leading a women’s Sunday school class for my local church. Former foster parent for Keeping Kids Safe.