Board Members

Thomas J. Bonasera

Mr. Bonasera is an Attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP. He has been recognized as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as voted by his peers. He focuses on trust and estate administration and litigation, estate planning and closely-held business matters.

Denison Neale Jr.

Mr. Neale has had a successful career for over thirty-five years in the commercial real estate mortgage banking business. He is currently with Bellwether Real Estate Capital.

F. Donald Rothermich

Mr. Rothermich is First Vice President–Investments with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. He has been a successful financial adviser for over thirty-five years. Mr. Rothermich is a past President and Chairman of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has been an active member of the Board for over forty years. He is the son of CMRF founder, Norman O. Rothermich.

Ronald L. Whisler, M.D.

Dr. Ronald L.Whisler is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his Internship/Residency at The Ohio State University, and his subspecialty training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic. After which, he returned to The Ohio State University where he was named Director of the Division of Immunology in 1980. His specialty interests include osteoarthritis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis, with research focused on osteoarthritis and autoimmunity. He has been involved in numerous research studies on the cause and treatment of arthritis and disorders affecting the immune system.

Dr. Whisler was a friend and colleague of Dr. Norman O. Rothermich, founder of the CMRF.

Elizabeth A. Tschosik

Dr. Tschosik is a Principal Patient-Reported Outcomes Scientist at Genentech, Inc. Prior to joining Genentech, she worked as a health economic and outcomes research consultant for the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry. Dr. Tschosik has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Administration from The Ohio State University. Dr. Tschosik is the daughter of current CMRF Chairman, F. Donald Rothermich.

Richard H. Turner, M.D.

Dr. Turner is a widely-respected Orthopedic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He is a past President and long-time member of the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Turner was affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital and is now retired. Dr. Turner is the son of the former CMRF Board Member, Floyd Turner.

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