HOSA Staff


Staff Member


Staff Member Background

Jay Dearth

Executive Director



Jay was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but spent his childhood moving through the United States.  He went to high school in Cincinnati where he played baseball.  He has three boys, two of which have played in the HOSA organization.  Jay's younger brother played competitive soccer, and it was through traveling to and watching those games that Jay developed a love for the sport.  Jay works locally for a large financial institution, where he manages a team tasked with the analysis for complex financials.  He has experience serving on the Board of the Columbus Opera, and enjoys seeing the success of non profits such as HOSA.



Todd Banks

Director of Operations







Todd grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and started playing soccer at 5 years old. At that time most kids started at age 8, but the local recreational program needs kids and allowed him to play. At age 9 Todd started playing competitively. At age 13 Todd played his competitive youth soccer for The Boardman Spirit, where they went to the State Cup finals two years in a row, winning it once! Todd went on to play HS soccer and was a 4-year letter winner. He made the All-Star team his senior year along with many other local and regional awards. To no surprise, Todd also ran track. He broke the Middle school record in the mile and broke his HS record in the ½ mile, as a freshman. After HS, attended Akron University before leaving NE Ohio the following year.

Over the past 20+ years Todd has been involved in multiple youth soccer clubs here in Central Ohio as a board member, a coach, a tournament director and now the Director of Operations here at LFC.  Todd’s main goal is to build a passionate culture of soccer here in Hilliard that develops each player’s individual ability on and off the field.



Kim Gajda

HOSA Administrator





Kim is originally from western Pennsylvania and relocated to the Columbus area in 1991. Kim became involved with HOSA in 2005 when both of her sons started playing soccer in the HRSL program before both playing on HFC teams. During her sons’ time playing soccer Kim participated in many roles, some of which involved parent administrator, tryout volunteer, and member of the uniform committee. Her involvement as a volunteer led to her roles as HOSAs administrative assistant and now as HOSAs administrator. Professionally, she brings experience in customer service, bookkeeping, and office management in addition to experience as a business education teacher.