About Us

About Connections Volunteer Center

Founded in 1996, Connections coordinates the referral and placement of volunteers for more than 60 different agencies who offer hundreds of ongoing and special event opportunities. Over its 25-year history, Connections has matched more than 19,000 volunteers and invested more than $8+ million dollars back into Delaware County. A community program of HelpLine, Connections core services are funded by SourcePoint and the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board.

Our Milestones

Core Values

Our core values reflect our culture and common behaviors that guide our interactions each day:

Our Staff

Connections is managed by a compassionate team of community navigators, dedicated to helping you find a cause to connect to or fulfill an area of personal or professional development. Learn more about our team below:

Suzanne Pingry

Program Director & Senior Companion Site Manager

Colleen Dennis

Community Engagement Coordinator – Training & Volunteer Resources

Elaine Miller

Community Engagement Coordinator –
Older Adults 55+

Board of Directors

The HelpLine Board of Directors is made up of a diverse, multi-skilled group of community and civic leaders, elected to a three-year term. Members are dedicated and committed to fulfilling the vision of transforming lives through hope, help and healing. The Board serves as the guiding body and is responsible for activities including fundraising, policy making, strategic planning, and general oversight of agency operations, relying on the Executive Director to manage the day-to-day operations and administer its policies.

The Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (except December, April and July). There is an expectation of regular attendance and to be active in a committee. There are a variety of committees to choose from based on interest and time availability. Currently, the Board consists of the following members:

Chair, Jane Martin,

Community Member

Vice-Chair, Teri Meider

Community Member, Retired from DACC. Adult Ed. Instructor DACC

Treasurer, Tim Steitz

Retired, PERS, Adjunct Faculty OWU

Secretary, Allison Fish

Clinical Nurse Manager, OhioHealth Emergency Department

Gordon Gaiten

Director External Relations, OPERS

Michele Gregory

Executive Director, Wexner Medical Center Advancement

Jennifer Furey

Assistant Director, Instructional Technology, Olentangy Local School District

Leana Froelich-Terry

Director of Counseling Services, Ohio Wesleyan University

Barb Lyon

Chief Empowerment Officer, Lyon & Co

Adam Moore

Chief, Delaware City Police Department

Christina Thayer

Senior Accountant, Bodine Perry PLLC

There are currently two vacancies on the HelpLine Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please contact Executive Director Sue Hanson at shanson@helplinedelmor.org.


We’re looking for change-makers and do-gooders.

Join our team at HelpLine to transform lives and reshape what hope, healing and help look like in our communities. We invite you to bring your bold personality, brilliant ideas and beautiful hearts as we work to make a difference.  Visit the HelpLine Careers page here for view below for current career openings and internship opportunities.