Staff List

Teresa A. Trost, Executive Director

director @ (Teresa A. Trost)

is the Executive Director of one of the largest Community Shares organizations in the nation. She uses 20 years of experience in all aspects of non-profit management to secure philanthropic giving to Community Shares and its member organizations. She is a strong advocate for both charitable organizations and area employees, helping employers become aware of the social, economic and environmental needs of our community. Believing that ethical fund raising practices are the responsibility of every charity and a right for every donor to expect, she is active in the Association of Fund Raising Professional Central Ohio Chapter and serves as a member at large on the Board of Trustees as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Career Transition Institute.


Ryan Kovalaske, Associate Director

pr @ (Ryan Kovalaske) is the associate director for Community Shares of Mid Ohio. He crafts marketing and communications that connect the good works of member charities to the community-at-large. His diverse background also allows him to assist in development, networking, and partnerships to benefit member charities and the community. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and journalism from Ashland University.


Gloria Jones, Campaign & Office Administrator

office @ (Gloria Jonesis the Office and Campaign Administrator for Community Shares of Mid Ohio. Gloria has over 20 years of administrative experience and 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector. She works diligently with the Executive Director in campaign and office administration. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Management and a minor in Accounting from Franklin University.


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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