The Board of Directors for the Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation
Tara Ackerman - Tara has been a resident of Anderson Township for over 30 years, and with her Northern Ohio native husband, Dave, chose Anderson as the place to raise their family. An OU Bobcat who majored in Geography, Tara fell in love with the more specialized area of Cultural Geography, and remains fascinated even today with people and culture, and their connections to the places in which they live. With her formal studies behind her, her professional focus has been in the branding arena, where she has worked as an Account Executive and Project Manager for over 20 years. She believes her professional expertise lies in being a trusted liaison across creative and business teams, and works to serve as an advocate for both. Tara began serving as a director for the Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation in 2016. She looks forward to leveraging her love of place and her ability to build relationships across disciplines into actively growing support for the Anderson Park District.
Dale C. Bartholomew - Dale and his wife, Louann, have been married for over 30 years and have a daughter, Chrissy, who lives in Chicago and works as a church minister and a hospital chaplain. Together, Dale and Louann operate and manage Daleco, a commercial kitchen installation business based in Anderson Township.

Dale has served as an Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation director since 1996. He served on the Anderson Park District Board of Park Commissioners from 1996 - 2016.

Previously, Dale was previously a long-time active member of Kiwanis International. Kiwanis is a world-wide service organization working through individual community clubs for the benefit of their respective communities with a particular focus on needs of children.

In 1991, Dale’s knowledge of construction earned him an appointment to the Anderson Township Development Advisory Committee. He is still active on that committee having served many years as chairman.

For his long record of unending community service, Dale was recognized as Citizen of the Year in 1997 by the Anderson Township Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1984, the Bartholomew family has been active in the Mt. Washington Baptist Church. Dale has served on the board of the church’s land holding company serving as Vice President for two years and as the past chairman of the holding company’s board of trustees.

In 2001 Dale was appointed to the State of Ohio Small Business Advisory Council by then Ohio Governor Bob Taft to assist in advising the governor on matters important to small businesses in the State of Ohio. He served on that council until the end of Governor Taft’s term in 2006.

In 2007, the Great Oaks Career and Technical Educational School District recognized Dale as “Distinguished Alumni.”
Doug Boettner - Doug has deep roots in Anderson. Doug graduated from Turpin and then the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Biology. Following a brief stint working at the UC medical school, he left to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Continuing his progression south, Doug spent 9 years in Miami, Florida at the UM Miller School of Medicine as a Post-doctoral Fellow and then a Professor engaged in research and teaching. All along the way, he was accompanied by his wife, Carrie, whom he met at what was once known as the Beechmont Mall. Once his son Charlie was born, it was time to come home and that opportunity arose in 2015. Now, Doug works for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals as Medical Science Liaison. He is excited to contribute his energy to the positive momentum that has already elevated the Anderson Parks.
Josh Gerth - Josh grew up and has lived in Anderson Township for over 30 years. He has served as a Director of the Foundation since 2009. He is also currently serving his first term as an Anderson Township Director. Josh was an Anderson Township Board of Park Commissioner from 2009-2013. He is a member of the Anderson Township Economic Development Committee, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, and represents Anderson Township on the OKI Regional Council of Governments Board and the Eastern Hills Exchange Club.

A graduate from The Linder College of Business at University of Cincinnati, he currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors at UC’s College of Business. He is past-president of the local chapter of NAIOP and currently serves on NAIOP’s Ohio Board. Josh is a Board member of the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati and a Board Member of The Society for the Preservation of Memorial Hall in downtown Over-the-Rhine. He is a graduate of The Cincinnati Chamber’s Young Leadership Program, C-Change, and was also a recipient of the Business Courier’s Forty under 40 Award.

Josh is Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) which provides corporate and commercial real estate consulting. He, and his wife Melissa have a daughter and twin sons.

Wayne Hermann - Retired from the Procter & Gamble Company, Wayne was with the company from 1967–2002. He served in various management positions, including 10 years as Lawn & Roads Manager for the Winton Hill Technical Center Facility.

In the late 1980's through 1996, Wayne served on the Board of the Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association. He served in various positions for this organization, including President his last few years. He resigned in 1996 to accept a position as a Board of Park Commissioner with the Anderson Park District.

From 1995-2005, Wayne served on the Board of Park Commissioners in various position. That time frame saw the construction of Clear Creek Park and Riverside Park, as well as the acquisition of W. M. Johnson Hills Park.

From 2006-Present, Wayne has served as a Director with the Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation.