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Shane Carter, Director of Lincoln Community CenterShane Carter, Director EMAIL

Shane Carter has served as Executive Director of the Lincoln Community Center since 2011. Shane has made a tremendous impact over the years, beginning with generating more than $96,000 in grant monies for the Center in 2013. The facility currently oversees 50+ programs year round and has several newly established business collaborations. Shane’s energy and zest for creating a community where everyone can thrive is a perfect fit, giving back to those who can benefit from his experiences. He currently resides in Troy with his wife, Rachel and daughter, Stella. Shane was a standout student athlete at both Troy High School and at the University Wisconsin where he accepted a football scholarship to play for the Badgers. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in only three and a half years. He is now in his second year of being the head football coach at Northwestern High School in Springfield.

Shane has earned many awards, including Omega Psi Phi 2012 Citizen of The Year and was named the A. Robert Davies MD Memorial Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 2014. This award is traditionally given to recognize the achievements of young men under that age of 40 who live in the Troy area who have distinguished themselves through civic, work and community contributions (Shane was 26 at the time). Shane was also recognized by Dayton International Peace Museum in the 1st Annual Peace Heroes Walk in 2015.

He is a graduate of Leadership Troy and also has worked on numerous of community events, including Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Bash, Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. He remains involved with other groups such as the Troy Museum of History, Troy Rotary Club, Mayor's Concert Committee and Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
Administrative Staff
Nicole Burton of Lincoln Community Center
Nicole Burton
Administrative Assistant
Assistant to Director

Nicole is a 1990 graduate of Piqua HS and also obtained an Associate Degree from Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga. She lives in Troy with her son. Along with her past in retail, banking, marketing and community involvement, she takes great pride in organizing and promoting the Lincoln Center.
  JoAnn Anderson of Lincoln Community Center
JoAnn Anderson
Building Operations Manager

JoAnn began her service at LCC as a volunteer several years ago. Now she is part of the team - bringing new ideas to programming and supporting the staff. JoAnn is a long time Troy resident and lives here with her family. She has been involved with schools, sports, boosters, and churches, along with many other fundraisers in the community. She is a recent graduate of Edison Community College with a degree in social services.
  Katie of Lincoln Community CEnter
Katie Minesinger
Donor Relations Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Troy and graduated from Troy High School in 2017. She is now attending Wittenberg University and will graduate in May of 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Educational Studies. Katie began to volunteer at the LCC in 2017 and became an employee in 2019. She hopes to impact the lives of the those here at the Center and be a positive role model for the people around her.
  Maggie Sink of Lincoln Community Center
Maggie Sink
Donor Relations Coordinator

Maggie grew up in Virginia and moved to Covington in 2010 when she married her husband. She has an Associate’s Degree in Social Services from Virginia Western Community College. Maggie first came to the LCC in 2013 as a volunteer in the After-School Program where she helped for several years before starting as a part time employee. She says, "The LCC has always felt like home to me and I’m proud to be a part of this community."

Education Staff 
John Taylor of Lincoln Community Center
John (Coach) Taylor
Education Support

John has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Supervision in the Secondary School from Wright State University. He is now retired after 39 years of teaching and lives in Troy with his wife of 47 years. John has also coached football, basketball, and track and field for 40 years. He is active in several community organizations and has a passion for education, mentoring, and leading my example.
  David Richey of Lincoln Community Center 
David Richey
Education Support

Mr. Richey is a student at Capital University where he is studying to become a social worker. He has lived in Troy for the last 12 years and he is proud to be a part of this community. Mr. Richey had his first internship at the LCC and decided to stay to be a fulltime employee.  
  Mark Scott of Lincoln Community Center
Mark Scott
Secondary Education and
After School Program

Mark Scott graduated from Smithfield High School in 1971. He attended Muskingum College and majored in history. Mark joined the U.S Navy in 1978 and retired in 1996 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 2008, he inaugurated the Navel Junior Reserve Officers Program [NJROTC] at Piqua High School. Additionally, Mark acquired a Social Studies teaching certificate and began teaching Social Studies at Piqua High School in 2008. He coached junior high boys and girls basketball and track. Mark retired from teaching in 2013. ​Mark joined the LCC Staff in 2013 as tutoring coordinator. He also works with the Troy Lunch Club.
  Ruth Scott of Lincoln Community Center
Ruth Scott
Primary Education and
Education Coordinator

Ruth grew up in Coshocton County and moved to Troy when her husband retired from the U.S. Navy in 1996. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1972 and Muskingum College in 1976 with a BA in history and certified in elementary education. She taught children in Florida, Oregon, and Newfoundland through 1982 when the first of her 5 children was born. She has taught preschool for over 6 years with Smart Start Preschool at The Rec. As the Program Director for Troy Lunch Club for 10 years, Ruth enjoyed planning enrichment programs for the students during the summers. At the Lincoln Community Center, she uses her experience with enrichment and academic skill-building to help develop the wonderful potential each child has to grow and glow
Recreation Staff 
Julio Herrera of Lincoln Community Center
Julio Herrera
and Support Staff

Originally form Columbia, Julio now resides in Troy with his wife and son. He has a degree in Sports Science and has coached track and field before relocating. Julio has enjoyed working with many youth in the community and says it has brought him more joy in life.
   Marcus Couch of Lincoln Community Center
Marcus Coach
and Support Staff

Marcus was born in Dayton and raised in Troy. He graduated from Troy High School in 2005 and then attended Hocking College in the fall of 2005. Marcus has been coming to the LCC since he was in 5th grade and he is now a part of the recreational staff. He has coached Troy Junior High football, Troy Junior basketball, and he now coaches Northwestern High School football. Marcus’s favorite thing about the LCC is working with the youth to provide a positive outlook on society.
  Robin Lucas of Lincoln Community Center
Robin Lucas
and Support Staff

Robin is a native Trojan who has been coming to the Lincoln Center for 45 years and has been on the staff for 28 years. He has met and become good friends with a lot of people who have come through the LCC doors. He has watched kids become adults, and for this he feels forever blessed.
Support Staff 
Alexis Smith of Lincoln Community Center
Zavaughn (Alexis) Smith
Support Staff 

Zavaughn graduated from Troy High School in 2017. She grew up attending the Lincoln Center’s After School Program and she says “The program helped me to see the value of education and the importance of community. Now I’m extremely proud to be giving back to other students like me as an employee of the same Lincoln Center After School program”. Zavaughn also holds a certificate as a Dental Assistant.
  Anthony 'Tate' Foster of Lincoln Community Center
Anthony (Tate) Foster
Building Maintenance and
Support Staff

Anthony is a graduate of Troy High School. He resides in Troy with his wife and daughter. He has worked at the Lincoln Community Center since 2015, with vivid memories of growing up in the neighborhood. He also coaches youth recreational sports for other Troy programs. 
  Daryl Chavis of Lincoln Community Center 
Daryl Chavis
Retired - Building Supervisor

Mr. Chavis, retired in 2016 after serving at the Center for over 50 years. At a reception celebrating his retirement, he received an award for the longest tenured employee in City of Troy history. During his 50 year career, Mr. Chavis, handled every job that the Center had to offer from janitorial duties all the way to building supervisor. There was no job too big or small for him to tackle. He was born and raised in Troy and still lives here today.
  Harold Hughes of Lincoln Community Center
Harold Hughes
Support Staff

Mr. Hughes is a Troy native who has never desired to live anywhere else. During early adulthood, he jumped around from job to job until he found his calling at the Lincoln Community Center. Mr. Hughes has been an integral part of the Center for the last 31 years. He comes to work with the same attitude every day – to be both the best mentor and father figure that he can be.
Marcus Foster of Lincoln Community Center 
Marcus Foster
and Support Staff

Marcus is a lifelong Troy resident. He graduated from Troy High School in 2012. He acquired a degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Professional Sales from the University of Cincinnati. Marcus has an optimistic sense of positivity and self-growth values with hopes to reflect those values by being an impacting and mindful influence to the youth and community.
  Ramel Mitchell of Lincoln Community Center 
Ramel Mitchell
Recreation Support
and Special Events

Ramel is a graduate of Urbana University with a B.A. of Arts and Science. A former Akron native, Ramel is Assistant Principal at McKinley Elementary in Marion City School District. Ramel feels consistent positive exposure can cultivate our youth's minds to be successful. He has dedicated his life to uplift and develop youth into their full potential. As a previous high school and college basketball player, he provides training to student athletes in his spare time.
Board of Directors
Karen Boone, President
Ken Willis, Vice President
Barb Lurie, Secretary
Ted Zimmerman, Treasurer
  Rob Burnette, Member
Bart Denlinger, Member
Jordan Emerick, Member
Nevin Fessler, Member
  Matt Frey, Member
Paul Hohlbein, Member
Andrew Johnston, Member
Sue Knight, Member
  Matt Levorchick, Member
Allan May, Member
Earl Reives, Member
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Troy, OH  45373
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