Our Team

MATTHEW P. HUGHES, executive DIRECTOR

Matthew P. Hughes has been involved with Envision Children celebrated his 4th anniversary at Envision Children.  He was named its Executive Director in July 2017.  Matt brings to the position 29 years of experience in the non-profit sector including 15 years in higher education.  He served as the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa; and in a variety of fundraising leadership roles at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Outside of education Matt has served as the Vice President of Development & Marketing for the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, the Executive Director for the St. Margaret Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Director of Development for the Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Matt's expertise is in building and growing comprehensive fundraising programs.  He has personally secured over $129 million in gifts throughout his career and worked on teams which have raised billions of dollars for annual & major giving programs as well as capital campaigns.  Additional areas of expertise include strategic planning, marketing & communications, Board governance and fiscal management alumni affairs.

Matt resides in Mason, Ohio.  He is currently engaged to Rhonda Asher and together they have five adult children—Kailey, Victoria, James, Zachary and Alexandria.  Mr. Hughes is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Healthcare Professionals.  He is a past Board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Jeff Jordan, Sr. Director of Operations and Education

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Jeff Jordan, Sr. is the Director of Operations and Education with Envision Children.  He has been with Envision Children since 2017.  Jeff brought with him to Envision Children a wealth of knowledge and skill sets in the area of education and social service. In his previous position, he served as the Senior Manager of Community Life with The Community Builders, Inc. where he lead a team of staff in Avondale to manage performance toward achieving the goals and objectives of the Avondale Choice Neighborhood (ACN) Initiative, a $29.5 Million Dollar Grant.

The Avondale Choice Neighborhoods Initiative was created to ensure that Avondale is a better neighborhood for all to live, work, play, and worship.  Jeff’s main responsibilities were to manage, supervise, develop and direct the Community Life staff members, ensuring accountability of site team and sub grantee partners for carrying out the strategic objectives and work plans of both the Community Life team as well as the Avondale Choice Neighborhood Initiatives.  

At Envision Children, Jeff will primarily be responsible for all activities, programs and projects including: “African American Families For Educational Excellence (AFE2)”, and Catch Every Child – the umbrella organization for: “Extended Day Programs”, “Mini Extended Day Programs”, “Power Saturdays”, “Academic Summer Enrichment Programs” and “Private Tutoring”, just to name a few.  He will work on establishing and executing major goals and objectives and managing external relationship with key partners, as well as, fundraising for the organization.  He will analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of all organization operations and programs, develop and maintains organizational structure and coordinates all Envision Children activities.  After spending nearly two decade working in Social Service, Education and Higher Education, Jeff knows what truly drives families social and economic mobility, which over this last decade has demonstrated that investing in people’s strengths and initiatives, delivers stronger, more sustainable and cost effective outcomes for working poor families.  “It is important on how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them”.

Jeff has participated in numerous Leadership Training and Quality Improvement programs to increase understanding, such as:  IMPACTU, an Improvement Science Leadership through STRIVE Partnership and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Also, AALDP/Urban Leaders, an African American Leadership Development Program whose purpose is to develop a pool of men and women of color from various backgrounds with interest in, and leadership capacity for, effectively addressing ongoing and emerging corporate and community issues.

In addition to his extensive Higher Education and Social Service experience, Jeff is a Life Member and Midwestern Regional Registrar for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  He is past member of the Alumni Board of Directors at Northern Kentucky University and a founding member of the Black Alumni Council.

Jeff holds a BSW in Social Work, Mental Health and Human Services from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s of Science in Education from Illinois State University. Jeff began his pursuit of a doctoral degree in education at Northern Kentucky University in September 2018.

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Kimberly Lampl, DIRECTOR of tutoring and special programs

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Kimberly Lampl has worked with Envision Children since June 2012, managing academic programs, along with administrative duties.  Kim attended Wyoming City Schools and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in Middle Grades Education, with emphases in Math education for grades 4-9 and Special Education for grades K-12.  Following graduation, she spent her first year teaching math to grades 3-10 at East End Community Heritage School.

Her detail oriented thinking and organizational skills have helped support the Envision Children in its expansion. It’s her goal to reach and help as many students as possible. She is attaining that goal through the services she provides to students through Envision Children. A very family-oriented person, Kim cherishes her time with them dearly.

Carmen Stone, Assistant Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and Coordinator Kindergarten Challenge

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Carmen is the Assistant Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and Coordinator Kindergarten Challenge with Envision Children. Carmen initially joined the Envision Children team in October of 2017 working withthe Extended Day Program she then joined the Kindergarten Challenge Program in January
2018 and the Academic Summer Enrichment Program June 2018.

Carmen is a native of Cincinnati and has over 25 years of experience working with children
both inside and outside of school settings; serving in several volunteer positions at Cincinnati
Public, Winton Woods and schools along with a variety of athletic organizations. Carmen has a strong history if displaying leadership ability. From 2012 to 2014, she served as the chairperson of the Shroder High School Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC).
 
A proud graduate of Cincinnati Public School’s Withrow High School, Carmen holds an
Associate’s Degree and Certificate in Early Childhood Literacy from Cincinnati State Technical
and Community College. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender and Diversity
Studies from Xavier University.

Along with Carmen’s experience serving Cincinnati’s Youth,Carmen is a founding
member of the Nu Phi Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. In 2017, Carmen was
elected as the Chapter Youth Advisor for Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc. - Nu Phi Chapter. As
this role, Carmen she is responsible for creating, leading and ensuring the execution of a variety of activities for the chapter’s youth program for boys and girls ages 8 to 13.

Carmen enjoys finding new and unique opportunities for education and finding ways to
appeal to the challenges of today’s youth. She believes that “If she can start them with a good
foundation they can continue build on it."