Board of Directors
Josh Hughes, President
Andrew Anderson, Vice President
Nancy Hiltibrand, Secretary/Historian
Carl Stamm, Treasurer
Be Concerned Leadership Team
Andy Brunsman, Executive Director
When you meet Andy, you will quickly realize you are talking to someone that is going to change the world. He has an energy level and “can do” attitude that inspires you to want to be a part of whatever he is doing!
One of our favorite phrases he will often say is “we will find a way to yes.” That sets the tone for how the organization operates every day. His passion and focus on the mission have resulted in his receiving a variety of community awards in the region including his induction into the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2020 Forty Under 40 class.
Andy’s fourteen-year career includes experience with four local nonprofits including Our Daily Bread, Ronald McDonald House, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky and his current position as executive director here at Be Concerned. Andy became executive director in May 2014 after joining the organization in August 2013 as marketing director. Andy is a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lynda Crossan, Development Director
Lynda transitioned from Be Concerned volunteer and board member to development director in November of 2020 after thirty-two years in financial services. She has leadership experience across many functions including marketing and communications, project management, process improvement, operations, event management and sales.
She also has twenty years of board and committee service for several nonprofits in the Northern Kentucky area. Lynda is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Paul Gottbrath, Grants Director
After nearly ten years as a volunteer and board member, Paul became director of Be Concerned in January 2009. He retired from that position in April 2014, but remained with the agency as part-time development director. Paul is now leveraging his organizational knowledge and writing skills as our part-time grants director.
Paul was born and raised in Louisville, and earned a B.A. from Bellarmine University there. He worked for a variety of newspapers for thirty-two years before joining the nonprofit world.
David Laake, Erlanger Site Director
Dave started with Be Concerned in May 2020. Prior to coming aboard, Dave worked as the homeless services supervisor for Directions for Living in Clearwater, Florida. Dave also worked locally as a homeless program coordinator for The Center for Independent Living Options in Covington, Kentucky.
Dave graduated with a sociology degree from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
Dan Clifford, Operations Director
Dan started at Be Concerned in December of 2018. He has previously worked as a service provider for other organizations such as Welcome House, Volunteers of America, and Camelot Therapeutic Day School.
Dan is from Chicago and received his Master’s degree in social work from Aurora University in Illinois.
Josh Stone, Warehouse Director
Josh joined Be Concerned in November of 2020. Josh’s previous roles include operations lead at the Freestore Foodbank for two years, warehouse receiving for ten years at McLaine Food Service and nine years in packing/handling at Cengage Learning.
Josh is from Erlanger, KY and recently returned to Erlanger from Florence, KY.