Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors and the members of our team that run the show.

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Denise Mayer


Denise Mayer is a 48 year resident of  Anderson Township.  Denise received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati.  She has worked in many volunteer endeavors and was the creator and publisher of Brainstorm Magazine, a publication written by and for high school students which was distributed at sixty-five high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area in the late 80’s and 90’s.  A huge advocate for children’s safety and welfare, Denise started Step Up Anderson Township to bring awareness and education to the community on the topics of illegal drugs, vaping and underage drinking that are affecting our young people.

She is a grandmother of six , two granddaughters at Anderson High School and two grandchildren presently at Maddux Elementary with two more to come.  She and her husband Rick are dedicated to their welfare and health as well as that of the Anderson Community.

Aimee Heis

Aimee Heis


Aimee Heis is a retired physician, and mother who has been a resident of Anderson Township since 2002.  She received her B.S from John Carroll University, and her MD from the University of Cincinnati. She went on to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina.  She spent time working as an Emergency Medicine physician at St Elizabeth Hospital. She has been active in many volunteer groups at Wilson Elementary, Nagel Middle School and Turpin High School.  

She has a passion for helping children in our community and teaching them the dangers of drugs and alcohol. She currently lives in Anderson Township with her husband Forest, and their 4 children and 2 dogs.


Amy Tamkus


Amy Tamkus is a retired nurse and resident of Newtown for the past 11 years. Amy received
her BSN from Elmhurst College in 1993. Upon graduation, she became a commissioned officer
in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps and remained on active duty from 1993-1999. She
cared for patients in the medical and surgical ICU serving veterans, active duty members of all
branches of the armed forces as well as civilians. After leaving the service, Amy and her family
lived in California, Arizona and Illinois and continued to work as a nurse in the ICU. Ultimately, Amy, her husband Mike along with their 4 children, moved to Ohio.

StepUp Anderson Township was created as a need for prevention and education for parents,
students and concerned community members in the current climate of alcohol and drug
use/abuse. Amy believes that together with the coalition and community involvement we can
continue to identify and support one another to keep our kids healthy and safe.


Erika Dimling


Erika Dimling has been a resident of Anderson Township for all of her 45 years.   She received her BFA from Bowling Green State University. She has spent time working as a Guardian ad Litem for the public defender’s office as well as being a foster parent.  She has worked as a volunteer within the community serving Maddux Elementary, Nagel Middle School and Anderson High School on various committees and projects.   She currently works in sales as an account manager and is passionate about improving the lives of the young people in her community by providing a safe environment and an increased awareness of substance abuse. She hopes to be able to help provide the much needed change in direction and support that our youth so desperately need and deserve.  Erika currently resides in Anderson Township with her 2 teenage daughters and husband of 22 years.

Other Founding Members


Rick Mayer

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Kelly Coldiron


Sonya Carrico

Jessica Sellar

Jessica Sellar


Monica McGrew

Heidi Hagedorn

Heidi Hagedorn

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Kelley Earls