Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer
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Manager / Chair

Daniel Rosenthal
Milestone Aviation Group


Dr. Raphael Pollock
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cindy Hilsheimer
Managing Principal, BeecherHill


Michael C. Eicher
Senior Vice President for Advancement
President, The Ohio State University Foundation


Robert H. Schottenstein
Chief Executive Officer, M/I Homes, Inc.


Steve Steinour
Chairman, President and CEO, Huntington Bancshares Inc.


Abigail Wexner


Dr. Michael A. Caligiuri
Board Emeritus



Kris-AndersonDirector of Event Operations and Safety

Kristopher Anderson

Job Description
Kris oversees the day-to-day management and logistics of ride weekend, the Ride Safe Initiative Program, and assists in the planning of other Pelotonia events such as Pelotonia on the Pavilion and the Check Celebration.

Favorite Pelotonia Memory
“Like a lot of other good things in life, you always remember your first. Even with years of experience in sports management and event operations, nothing compares to my first ride in 2011. Between the start of setup for the Opening Ceremony, thousands of Riders lined up in the chute, the energy of our volunteers, the signs and cheers along the route, watching that last Rider cross the finish on Sunday, the random “thank-you[s]” and hugs from people I had never met, and all the personal stories heard and shared throughout, it was unlike anything I had been part of before.”


Joe-ApgarDirector, Pelotonia Momentum Fund

Joe Apgar

Job Description
Joe is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Pelotonia Momentum Fund (PMF). He directs the allocation of PMF dollars, project manages key initiatives supported by the fund, oversees financial and impact reporting, and keeps investors engaged and informed. Joe also collaborates with the Director of Fundraising to confirm and steward all of the PMF philanthropic investors.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“Pelotonia is the result of amazing community collaboration coexisting with a passion towards a common goal — to end cancer. It represents moving our world to a better future and the hope to see a cure in our lifetime. Both myself and my sister are cancer survivors, so this mission is very personal to me. The opportunity for Pelotonia to be a national and worldwide movement is real, and I’m excited to do my small part in making that become a reality.”

Nick DenbyVice President of Finance and Information Technology

Nick Denby

Job Description
Nick is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing all the internal financial and information technology strategies and systems of the organization.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“I am thrilled to be participating in my first Pelotonia this year as a Virtual Rider and a member of the Pelotonia staff! I was drawn to Pelotonia by its reputation, it’s single focus on ending cancer and the overwhelming support in the community. Pelotonia staff, riders, donors and volunteers are an amazing group of people who all share the common desire to do all they can to fund life-saving initiatives at the James. I am honored to be part of the Pelotonia community, where 100% of Rider-raised dollars go directly to life-saving cancer research.”

Janelle-GoldbachDirector of Administration

Janelle Goldbach

Job Description
Janelle facilitates the processing of all donations and matching gifts. She also oversees Pelotonia’s financial and administrative processes.

Favorite Pelotonia Memory
“During the event weekend, the Riders were in tears as they crossed the finish line. I looked around and saw several signs that said, “thank you for saving my life.” That’s when I knew Pelotonia had so much impact on the community.”

Amber-HerronEvent Operations and Volunteer Coordinator

Amber Herron

Job Description
Amber is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of operational aspects of Pelotonia’s annual event weekend, and other smaller events throughout the year.  This primarily includes managing logistics and recruitment and coordination of community Volunteers that make our events possible.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“There is a contagious passion and commitment imbedded into the organization to defeat cancer once and for all. I am truly inspired by the unprecedented community support to further the Pelotonia movement and that makes me want to work even harder. Every person has a story about the devastation of cancer, including myself, and that connection is at the heart of Pelotonia’s mission. The opportunity to be a part of the Pelotonia team is a dream come true and I cannot wait to see what else we can accomplish together.”

Ally-HueberMerchandise and Marketing Manager

Ally Hueber 

Job Description
Ally oversees our merchandise program which includes The Shop at the Pelotonia HQ, our online store, as well as merchandise tents on Ride Weekend and throughout the year. She also provides project management support for various aspects of the marketing plan.

What does Pelotonia Mean to You?
Pelotonia is more than a bike ride.  It’s a means to an end.  It’s a collaboration of people determined to cross a finish line.  A community determined to end cancer.  That’s powerful.  We come together to celebrate the lives of survivors, supporters, and lost loved ones.  We come together to celebrate our victories – whether that’s crossing the finish line at the end of the ride or a major breakthrough in cancer research.  That’s what Pelotonia means to me.

Susanna-KondrackeAdministrative Ambassador

Susanne Kondracke

Job Description
Susanne greets office visitors, assists with merchandise sales, fields telephone inquiries, and responds to general email messages. She also assists with Doug’s schedule and provides support with events and new initiatives.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“Pelotonia means everything. I was among the first 100 riders to sign up the first year. Little did I know that the word “Pelotonia” would come to have great meaning for me and become a mission to which countless others would become exceedingly devoted. I thought that the event would be a good fit; I had been on a cycling team and more importantly, I hated cancer, having heartbreakingly lost my father to it. Pelotonia has created for me a deeply personal and positive outlet for the pain that cancer has caused in my life.”

Jill-LondinoRider Recruitment Coordinator

Jill Londino

Job Description
Jill focuses on supporting corporate and community pelotons. She also helps to recruit Riders and Virtual Riders for Pelotonia.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“To me, embracing the Pelotonia mission means embracing a feeling of empowerment against a scary, senseless disease that has unfairly ended and impeded the lives of so many. At its core, Pelotonia stands for the notion that a group becomes stronger together.” 

Eric OlsavskyDirector of Business Development & Partnerships

Eric Olsavsky

Job Description
Eric is responsible for identifying and cultivating corporations, corporate foundations and private foundations in order to secure significant cancer research dollars, in addition to the funds needed to support Pelotonia’s annual operations budget and the overall fiscal stability of the organization.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“Pelotonia is representative of what can be accomplished when a community aligns for a common goal. Pelotonia means that we will never be alone. I am honored and humbled to be able to contribute to the success of Pelotonia. As the son of a breast cancer survivor, Pelotonia emits a ray of hope for my family… and instills confidence that we will all overcome. Onward we go, One Goal in-mind.”

Michael-NestorChief of Staff

Michael Nestor

Job Description
Michael is responsible for leading Pelotonia’s people strategy. He oversees the administration of many of Pelotonia’s human resource functions, including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training & development, succession planing, etc. Michael is also responsible for monitoring, guiding, and developing the culture of the organization. Finally, Michael provides support to Doug Ulman, managing Doug’s calendar and a wide variety of strategic initiatives.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
“Being a team member at Pelotonia gives me the opportunity to connect my passion and profession in an effort to make the world a better place. It allows me to meet and collaborate with an engaged community of grassroots fundraisers and cancer advocates. It gives me a daily dose of hope and inspires me to be my best. But most importantly, my service at Pelotonia gives me the chance to honor my mother and her quiet yet powerful determination to fight cancer three times…and win.”

Susie-PattisonDirector of Rider Recruitment and Stewardship

Susie Pattison

Job Description
Susie is the main point of contact for all Riders and Virtual Riders.  She works to ensure that every participant can successfully achieve his or her fundraising and riding commitment. She spends a majority of the year visiting company and community events to introduce individuals to the Pelotonia movement and invite them to join our efforts.

Favorite Memory
One of my favorites from 2015 took place at Kenyon College.  As the finish line celebration was winding down, I realized that I was surrounded by my entire family and that each of them had participated in a valuable way. My husband was a 180 mile High Roller, my brother-in-law was a 100 mile Rider, my sister and mom were 50 mile Riders and my Dad was a Volunteer.  My one year old nephews were even in attendance wearing Pelotonia jerseys!  The moment emphasized that Pelotonia is much more than my job.  It has become a lifestyle for not only me, but my entire family.  I could not be more proud to have brought them into our movement and shown them that they can make a difference in the lives of those that are currently fighting cancer or will fight cancer in the future.”

Miguel-PerezVice President of Mission & Brand

Miguel Perez

Job Description
Miguel is responsible for coordinating strategic efforts to increase awareness of, participation in, and support for the Pelotonia movement, and ensuring the strategic and responsible utilization of Pelotonia funds. Miguel works closely and interfaces with key stakeholders at The Ohio State University, Pelotonia funding partners, and the Board of Pelotonia.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
Pelotonia is a way forward. Pelotonia is always looking for next. Pelotonia brings us all together, because it recognizes that the power of all of us, together, will get us to a world without cancer faster. Focusing on this one goal is so important to me. I have lost three siblings to cancer (breast, kidney and leukemia) and late last year cancer took my sister-in-law. Too many loved ones gone too soon. Too many fighting every day. We can and must do something about this.

Gift Processing & Accounting Coordinator

Olivia Rozsits

Job Description
Olivia is responsible for processing and auditing all incoming donations and matching gifts, as well as being responsible for a variety of tasks to support the financial management and reporting of Pelotonia.

What does Pelotonia mean to you?
While I can’t choose just one Pelotonia memory, from the famous PB & J sandwiches, to the Granville parade there is one that was the major turning point for me. My first-year riding in Pelotonia, I rode alone. I was incredibly nervous and remember having the biggest fear of entering the chute. From the moment I left the chute, I realized I would never be alone for the next 50 miles. From joining many different groups of riders to the countless spectators cheering us on, I began to understand the community that Pelotonia has brought together. Those 50 miles were the quickest I have ever ridden and at the finish, I wasn’t ready for the ride to be over. I have since been a rider for each year after my first, and campaign to all beginners that Pelotonia is a life changing movement. Pelotonia has inspired me to chase my passions and challenges me to reach for more.

Emily SmithCommunications Manager

Emily Smith

Job Description
Emily is responsible for developing content that supports all aspects of our organization in an effort to increase awareness and participation for Pelotonia. She also manages our social media and public relationships strategy, as well as our email communication.

Favorite Pelotonia Memory
“I have been a Pelotonia Rider for the past few years and my favorite memory is seeing a man along the route who holds a sign that says, “Thank you for saving my wife.” He is there every year, rain or shine, with a smile on his face, cowbell in hand, and that bright yellow shirt. Each year I look for him and he pushes me to ride harder for his wife, and anyone else who has been impacted by this dreadful disease.”

Stephani-SmoluchaDirector of Fundraising

Stephani Smolucha

Job Description
Stephani is responsible for creating, executing, and monitoring fundraising and stewardship strategies at Pelotonia.

Favorite Pelotonia Memory
“My favorite Pelotonia memory so far was the 2015 Check Presentation. It was only my third week on staff, so the check presentation was my first “official” Pelotonia event. It was amazing to look back as we celebrated more than $100 million raised for cancer research, and to look ahead at our exciting future.”

Doug-UlmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Ulman

Job Description
Doug is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and direction of Pelotonia and also serves as an advisor to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

What does Pelotonia Mean to You?
“Pelotonia symbolizes the best in humanity. It represents a broad, global community of people coming together to tackle one of our greatest challenges. A community with one goal. A community who believes that together we can end cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, and the son of a breast cancer survivor and a prostate cancer survivor, Pelotonia is very personal. Being a small part of a movement that is impacting the lives of so many people is an honor, and I am excited to see all that the Pelotonia community can accomplish in the future.”