you can't do it alone and that is why we have an amazing team behind everything we do ensuring success! The excitment and motivation within these individuals is unlike any other. We are so thankful to have these incredible people behind us to make dreams become a reality for so many. 

 

Board of Directors

 

Elaine Hoffmann - President and Founder of Lady's Sparrow Foundation

Elaine has spent most of her years invested in the equestrian world coaching riders and horses to win in the jumper arena. She spent four years sitting on the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association helping create an amazing experience in the competition enviorment for their members. Watching her horses and riders blossom and achieve their goals was a strong passion of hers and still is. Through her own personal story over the past several years she saw a desperate need for Lady's Sparrow Foundation and found her true calling. Through the support of her family and friends she jumped in with both feet to make this dream a reality. Her passion with LSF is unstoppable. 


Dr. William Lovett - Board of Director

Dr. William Lovett has served the Cincinnati area for 26 years, specializing in both women's and men's sexual health issues, metabolic and obesity medicine, hormone replacement therapy, and emergency medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio (1988) and the St. Vincent Medical Center/The Toledo Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency program (1991). He has Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (1992), Obesity Medicine (2013) and Certified in Hormone Replacement Therapy (2014) His extensive background includes working for The Christ Hospital, Mercy Hospital System, and Tri-Health Hospital System, among other hospitals and EMS systems.

He currently spends majority of his time seeing patients at Your Wellness Center (YWC), a wellness and metabolic center that he founded with his family in 2013. In addition to YWC, he has founded other businesses, one of which earned him a "Health Care Heroes Award" from the Cincinnati Business Courier (2010). Dr. Lovett remains an active member in multiple associations, and continues to add unique services to his practice, including Platelet Rich Plasma and a stem cell fellowship for better sexual health treatment options in the future.


Cheri Derrick - Board Member

Cheri is Currently Senior Vice President, Manager of Marketing Research for Bank of America Merrill Lynch supporting commercial business segments globally. Graduate from Miami University, Oxford Ohio and have held roles in Human Recourses, Marketing, Client Experience and Marketing Research. Cheri has also served on the Board of Directors for Springer School and Center, a school for childern with learning disabilities, in Cincinnati Ohio. Personally she has 2 boys, the youngest is a junior at Miami University and the oldest is married and lives in Washington D.C.

 


Andrew Hentschel - Board Member

Andrew is partner and Managing Director of the Cincinnati based company, Terracotta Industries. Terracotta Industries is a product procurement and sourcing partner that provides turnkey solutions to companies looking for seemless and stress-free overseas manufacturing solutions. Since the companies' inceptions, Andrew has worked closely and in different compacities with clients in the sexual wellness industry. Through this work he has gained an awareness and insight into the industry, it's trends, and it's shortcomings. Andrew holds a BBA from the University of Cincinnati and a MBA from Inseec Bordeaux, France. He has worked in sales and management for over 15 years and before moving back to his home town of Cincinnati, his professional career provided him the invaluable experience of living and working abroad where he spent the majority of the past decade between South America and Europe. Andrew hopes to leverage his experience in life, business, and work done in the sexual wellness industry to create awareness and improve the health and personal well-being of women and men.


Jessica Myers - Board Member

Jessica has devoted her career path to advancing the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals suffering from mental illness. She graduated Cum Laude from Thomas More College in 2013 with her bachelor's degree in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she sat as the Vice President for the Psychology Club as well as becoming an honorary inductee of Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology). She has an extensive background in conducting and carrying out her own research and is a three time presenter at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. Currently devoting herself to clients in crisis on an inpatient mental health unit, Mrs. Myers hopes to bring her strong sense of advocacy, background in person-centered care, experience in mental health program planning to assist LSF in providing the highest quality wrap-around care for each individual who comes to us for help.


Denise Fenik-Board Member

Denise Fenik is the principal of Fenik Marketing, a marketing and media consulting business. She previously worked as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Bigg's and as an Account Executive for Clear Channel radio. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Fenik offers expertise on how the Applicant can effectively communicate its mission to the general public.


Jenna Ramsey- Board Member

Jenna Ramsey is Director of Sales for the Cincinnati based company, Terracotta Industries. Terracotta Industries is a product procurement and sourcing partner that provides turnkey solutions to companies looking for seamless and stress-free overseas manufacturing solutions. Jenna is a Cincinnati native who grew up in Anderson, atteneded Anderson High School and went on to Hope College in Holland, MI where she recieved a BA in Communications with an emphasis on Business Relations. In her years after college, Jenna dabbled in a couple different industries holding positions in health and wellness, sales, and human resources. Through Jenna's work in different industries it has provided her with the experience of being able to connect with people through mulitple facets. Jenna combines her life, work, and business experiences to continue to connect and help raise awareness of sexual health + wellness along side the wonderful, Lady's Sparrow Foundation. 


In any given moment we have two options: to step forward in growth or to step back into safety
— Abraham Maslow

Our Supportive Professionals

 

Dr. Somi Javaid - OB/GYN physician

Dr. Javaid has been a practicing OB/GYN physician and surgeon for more than 10 years. She is a board-certified and specialized in menopause, minimally invasive surgery, sexual medicine, general gynecology, laser surgery and ultrasound. Her compassion for women's sexual health is unlike any other and she goes above and beyond to educate today's society to create a healthy supportive enviorment for women. She is a graduate from University of Cincinnati Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 2001-2005 (Chief Resident 2004-2005), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1997-2001, Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts (Neurobiology)1993-1997, and post graduate certification in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. She is a member of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology -Board-Certified, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State Medical Association, Warren County Medical Association, North American Menopause Society, and International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health(ISSWSH)

Click here to learn more about Dr. Somi Javaid and her practice

 


Emma Schmidt - Sex Therapist

As a licensed professional counselor, Emma is certified as a sex therapist. Starting her practice in 2011, she set off to help individuals, couples, and families with their sexual concerns. She has volunteered extensively with Women Helping Women (a rape crisis center) and has led support groups in the areas of women's healthy sexuality, sexual addiction,sexual abuse, domestic voilence, dometic voilence, stress management, and cancer & sexuality. She also speaks nationally on a variety of topics, Emma has the pleasure of working with clients ranging in problems from sexual disorders, sexual addicitons, frequency expectations and relationships difficulties, among others. Through sessions, Emma's goal is to help guide clients to reach their optimal health and healing. 

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