OFFICER AND STAFF DIRECTORY
President Michael P. Taylor
President Michael P. Taylor has over 25 years of experience as an elected union official including 10 years as president of Local 228 in Steubenville where he started as a fire fighter beginning in 1987. He rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief.
Mike was elected to serve the 3rd District as Vice President in 1998 and is the past chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Re-Affiliation Committee as well as the first chair of the Human Relations Committee. He held the 1st Vice President position within the OAPFF for two consecutive terms. Mike was sworn in as president in 2016. Taylor served on many other boards and committees including the Jefferson Community 9-1-1 Board of Directors and has served as a SERB panelist. He currently serves on the board of directors with Bureau of Workers Compensation.
Mike has attended the George Meany Institute for Labor Studies, the IAFF Political Training Academy and a host of other trainings and education seminars held by the IAFF and OAPFF.
Mike resides in Steubenville OH with his wife Lisa and they have 3 children.
Bill Quinn, Secretary Treasurer
While attending Miami University, in 1983 Bill joined the US Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Honorably discharged in 1987, Sgt. Quinn worked in private industry until 1989 when he was hired by the City of Hamilton Fire Department (IAFF Local 20) where he rose to the rank of Paramedic Supervisor, retiring on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016.
Bill became introduced to the Union Movement in 1988 as a shop steward for the I.B.E.W. After a couple years on H.F.D., Bill became active in Local 20 serving in various capacities. Elected as union president in 1997, his involvement with the OAPFF began at that time serving on various committees including the then newly formed Legislative Committee.
In 2003 Bill was elected as OAPFF 4th District Vice President. In 2008 he was appointed to the Ohio EMS and Fire Board by Governor Ted Strickland. In 2010 following a restructuring of the OAPFF, Bill accepted the position of Director of Operations. In 2012 Bill was elected unanimously as OAPFF Vice President Emeritus and following the untimely death of Brother Mark Horton in February of 2017, Bill was appointed by the Executive Board as Secretary-Treasurer, being re-elected at the 2018 Convention by acclimation.
Bill has three children and lives in Trenton with his wife Faye and daughter.
Tom Rave, Retiree Vice President
Tom has spent a lifetime of involvement in the Union Movement. He is retired from the Cincinnati Fire Dept. having served from 1971 – 1996. Tom is the Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus of both Local 48 and the OAPFF. VP Rave also served as a Trustee of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.
In his current position, Tom attends all legislative hearings and regulatory meetings in Columbus that concern our pension system. He oversees the OAPFF Pension/Workers Compensation program while assisting members with disability pensions and many health care issues.
Tom’s more than 40 years of union activity are an important asset to the OAPFF. He and his wife Donna reside in Preble County.
Roy Hollenbacher, 1st district Vice-President (Northwest OH)
After serving two years in the US Army, Vice President Roy Hollenbacher began a career with the Lima Fire Department in 1971.
Early on in his career and surrounded by solid union leadership, Roy became actively involved and was elected to serve on the Executive Board of IAFF Local 334. Holding the position of Secretary/Treasurer throughout most of his career on the fire department. In 1990, he began at the OAPFF as the First District Work Comp & Pension Representative and was first elected OAPFF First District Vice President in 1999.
Vice President Hollenbacher has studied at the George Meany Center in Washington DC, the IAFF Political Training Academy, as well as numerous IAFF, OAPFF and SERB classes.
Mike Norman, 2nd District Vice-President (North Eastern OH)
Mike Norman joined the Cleveland Fire Department in 1997 and served as a union steward for many years before being elected Secretary of Local 93 in 2008. In 9 years as Secretary, Mike worked to enhance member communications and strengthen Local 93’s relationship with elected officials.
VP Norman was a strong proponent of Local 93 returning to the OAPFF.
He is currently the Public Information Officer for Cleveland Fire Department. He attended the IAFF Political Training Academy. Mike also ran the Issue 119 Campaign that defeated a proposed change in the city charter allowing for appointed Deputy Chief Positions.
As a 1993 graduate of Ohio University’s EW Scripps school of journalism, he brings a strong communications and media background as well as experience in negotiations.
Vice President Norman lives on Cleveland’s west side with his wife, Colette and two children.
Cory Wilson, 3rd District Vice-President
Cory began his proud firefighting career with the Air Force while being stationed in Charleston S.C. After he was done serving with the military, Cory returned home to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a professional fire fighter with Coshocton Fire in 2004. Cory worked his way up to the rank of captain in 2011.
Cory was elected Coshocton Local 216 Secretary Treasurer in 2005 and then later became union president in 2014. In 2016 at a special meeting he was elected to the 3rd District Vice President.
Cory has two children, Caden and Cammy.
Jon Harvey, 4th District Vice-President (Southwest OH)
Jon is a member of Middletown Local 336 and has been a professional fire fighter since 1995. He has spent 12 years on Local 336’s executive board, 8 of those as president. Currently, Jon serves as the OAPFF 4th District VP. The position he was elected to in 2010. He spent several years as a member of the OAPFF Legislative Committee prior to being elected to DVP.
Harvey has attended multiple trainings concerning unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, handling discipline issues and labor management relations to name a few. He lives in Germantown with his wife and two children.
Jon is also OAPFF 1st Vice President.
Dave Montgomery, 5th District Vice president Central and Southern OH
Dave began his career with Columbus Division of Fire in 1992. He quickly jumped into union work becoming one of 21 stewards who were in charge of disseminating information to over 1500 Local 67 members. Dave has held several positions within Local 67 including shift representative, vice president, and president. Montgomery has assisted and been lead on 2 major contract negotiations with the City of Columbus. He has attended numerous IAFF and OAPFF conferences and training sessions.
Dave currently lives in Sugar Grove, Ohio with his wife Tammy and they have 3 children
Jeff Younkins, Trustee
Younkins has been OAPFF Trustee since 2012. Jeff is a member of Warren Fire Fighters Local 204 and has been a career firefighter for 33 years. He has served as President and Trustee of his local. Younkins is currently a Captain in the Warren FD. He also has served as President of Champion Local 2948.
Jeff is a retired member of Warren Fire Fighters local 204. He served as President and Trustee of his local. Younkins retired as a Captain.
Jeff also graduated from the Brown Memorial Hospital paramedic program. Younkins has served on the OAPFF Legislative Committee since its inception. As a Trustee he continues to assist with legislative matters as well as his primary duty of financial oversight of the OAPFF.
Younkins and his wife, Terri, live in Brookfield, and his daughter is a student at the University of Akron.
Ryan Launder, Trustee
Ryan has been OAPFF Trustee since 2014. He is a member of Dayton Fire Fighters Local 136. As Trustee of the OAPFF, Ryan is one of three people responsible for oversight of the finances of the organization.
Rich Goforth, Trustee
Rich was elected to the position of OAPFF Trustee in May 2018. He has been with Springfield Local 333 for 11 years. Trustee Goforth has also been elected Secretary of his local for 3 terms. Rich is a member of the OAPFF Peer Support Team. As OAPFF trustee he is one of 3 people responsible for the oversight of the finances of this organization.
Dan Mitsch, Sergeant At Arms
Dan Mitsch spent most of his career in the Cincinnati Fire Department as a Fire Apparatus Operator before retiring in 2004. A second generation fire fighter, Dan saw the importance of the union from an early age. Dan was elected to four terms as Local 48 Trustee during his time at the CFD.
Wanting to assist at the state level, Mitsch was elected OAPFF Sergeant At Arms in 1998. Dan also serves as Sergeant At Arms at IAFF Conferences. Dan is affectionately known throughout the OAPFF as Mongo, a nickname he cherishes.
Dan lives in the Cincinnati area with his wife, Kim, and two daughters. In true OAPFF spirit, he is always willing to assist any local with any issue that arises.
Jim Carney, Director of Governmental Affairs
Jim currently serves as a Fire Captain/Paramedic with the Plain Township Fire Department in New Albany on the northeast side of Franklin County.
Jim was the charter local president of IAFF Local #3850 and continues in that position today. In 2004 Jim joined the OAPFF staff when he was appointed as Director of Governmental Affairs. He served as a pension/worker’s compensation representative and legislative committee member prior to his appointment as Director.
In 2004 Jim was awarded the IAFF Harvard Trade Union Program scholarship.
David Bernzweig, Director of Health, Safety and EMS
David Bernzweig has been in the fire service for 30 years, the past 23 with the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire, where he is currently serving as the Chief of Health, Safety, and Innovation. David is the Director of Health, Safety, and EMS for the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters. He is a member of several NFPA Technical Committees, the InterAgency Board, and the Health and Safety Committee for the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association. He is a Safety Officer for FEMA US&R Ohio Task Force One, and is a Fire Instructor for the State of Ohio. He has degrees in Political Science and Economics from The Ohio State University.
Bill Mastroianni, Director of Operations
Bill Mastroianni has been with the Euclid Fire Department for over 20 years. Since then he has become a paramedic and attained the rank of Lieutenant. Bill is a state certified fire instructor and teaches at the Ohio Fire Academy. He also holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology.
Director Mastroianni is a member of Euclid Local 337 Executive Board holding multiple positions over the past 10 years. Bill was asked to be on the OAPFF Legislative Committee in 2011 and was later appointed to OAPFF Director of Operations in 2016.
He currently lives in Geauga County with my wife and two children.
Mark Hill Director of Communications and Media Relations
Mark Hill was born and raised in the city of Columbus. He started in the fire service with Columbus Division of Fire in the summer of 1992. Mark has been a paramedic since 1996. Hill was on the committee that developed the current EMS model for city of Columbus. He is also an aide to the 2 unit Deputy Chief for Columbus fire.
Director Hill served in multiple positions within Local 67 including Union Steward, Shift Representative and Vice President. He has sat on several commitees including Political Action Committee, Contract Negotiations, and Elections committee. Hill has recently joined the staff of the OAPFF as the Director of Communications and Media Relations.
Mark is married with 3 children and lives in Gahanna Ohio.
Joan Ferner, Office Manager
Joan has been the Office Manager at the OAPFF since 1986. In that time she has assisted the officers and staff at every turn, assisting in creating a professional atmosphere for the OAPFF. Joan’s expertise is not confined to strictly issues of office administration. With her education from Columbus State University, Joan has helped in developing many of the IT elements utilized by the OAPFF.
Joan is the proud mother of three. A Toledo native, she now, and for the past 25 years has called the Columbus area home.