Welcome New Board Members

Katie Bucco is a familiar face at least to those at Maryland Elementary where she was a substitute counselor for four months last year. With a BA in psychology from Denison University and a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton, Katie has worked as a school counselor in both the Amanda Clearcreek and Olentangy School Districts. Now raising three children, two of whom attend Cassingham Elementary, with her husband Aaron, Katie is looking forward to supporting the creativity and dedication of Bexley teachers through her service on the BEF Board.

Jeff Schellhaas was introduced to the work of the BEF when his wife Kim chaired the BEF’s BRAVO! event in 2017. Jeff and Kim have lived in Bexley for 14 years. They have a daughter who graduated from Columbus School for Girls who is now in her junior year at Ohio State, and son starting his sophomore year at Bexley High School. An Ohio State graduate, CPA and partner in the firm of  Kagay and Schellhaas, Jeff is bringing his financial acumen to the BEF Board.

Joy Peacock Walker, MD is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School who completed her residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of California School of Medicine. The Texas native, who is with the OhioHealth Physician Group, lived in New York and San Francisco before relocating to Columbus along with her husband, Kumi and their two children. They learned about Bexley through Kumi’s lifelong friend, Doug Ulman and have found the community offers an easier pace for their busy lives. Joy is focused on supporting diversity and inclusiveness in the schools and any efforts that help students to biome or stay well rounded and well adjusted.