Staff List

Teresa A. Trost, Executive Director

director @ (Teresa A. Trost) is the Executive Director of Community Shares of Mid Ohio. She advocates for both leading charitable organizations and area employers, helping employers become aware of social, economic, and environmental organizations of interest to their employees. 

She served over 16 years with the United Methodist Association, which provides quality care in a faith-based setting, serving nearly 400 health and human service organizations and professionals nationwide.  Prior to serving as vice president, she served as director of operations.

She currently serves as the secretary of the board for Forty Plus of Central Ohio and serves on the board of Professional Career Development Network of Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group.


Ryan Kovalaske, Community Relations Director

pr @ (Ryan Kovalaske) is the Community Relations Director for Community Shares of Mid Ohio. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing and Journalism from Ashland University. He assists members charities with honing their messaging and promoting their good works to the community at large.

His diverse background in media from websites to print to social media allows him to find the heart of each nonprofit's story and the best vehicle to tell it.

He serves on the board of SNAP! Performance Group, founded a local nonprofit meetup group, enjoys making connections, and actively explores Columbus.


Gloria Jones, Campaign & Office Administrator

office @ (Gloria Jones) is the Administrative Campaign Associate for Community Shares of Mid Ohio. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Management and a Minor in Accounting from Franklin University. She has 15 years of administrative experience and over 8 years in the nonprofit sector. As the Administrative Campaign Associate, she works diligently with the Executive Director in campaign support and bookkeeping.

Contact Us

Community Shares of Mid Ohio
1699 West Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Phone: (614) 262-1176
Fax: (614) 262-4343


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