Sowing Seeds for Success

About Lettuce Work

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Doug Sharp, Executive Director

The Lettuce Work Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 charity dedicated to serving young adults with autism and training them for the future. Our goal is to build a fully-operational, self-sustaining commercial greenhouse business that provides school-to-work transition services, job training and employment opportunities for young autistic adults in a professional work environment.

Located near New Albany, Ohio, Lettuce Work specializes in growing produce that will be sold and delivered to local schools, hospitals, supermarkets and restaurants, and will generate revenue used to support the company's mission: to build life-long independence for autistic adults by improving their work and communication skills.

Lettuce Work is an approved agency provider for the Ohio Developmentally Disabled system and is authorized to provide adult vocational rehabilitation, adult day habilitation, enclave and community employment, and transportation services.

Our Board of Directors


Seth Becker, RFC


Seth Becker

Seth has over 20 years experience in the securities industry, including 12 years with Bank One, and has managed assets in excess of $100,000,000. Seth has served on several non-profit boards including Oakstone Academy where he served as Treasurer. Seth is a monthly columnist for Business First.


Jonathan Cope


Jonathan Cope

Jonathan is a practicing attorney at law in the Columbus area. Jonathan has served as a member of the Oakstone Community School Board for many years.


Charlene Griffith


Charlene Griffith

Charlene is a mother of a son with autism, secretary of the Oakstone Community School Board and Partners in Play located in Powell, Ohio. She has been employed with Farmers Insurance for 22 years and member of the Fellow Life Management Institute.


Jennifer Okezie-Watts


Jennifer Okezie-Watts

Jennifer is currently employed by Grange Insurance where she designs and develops training solutions. She has earned two Master degrees in the field of education: K-12 and instructional design. Prior to working in the corporate training area, Jennifer taught in an elementary school that ascribed to an inclusion model for students with special needs.


Walter M. Sharp, PhD.


Walter M. Sharp

Since 1957 he has taught students at the secondary, vocational and adult levels. His most recent teaching was at The Ohio State University. Sharp has authored or co-authored sixteen textbooks to help master keyboarding and computer skills. In 1984 he worked for the World Bank to establish a computer program at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau.


Galen Stover


Galen Stover

Galen is a vice president with Nationwide Insurance. Galen currently also serves as board president for the Children's Center for Developmental Enrichment, and previously served as a board member of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities.


Lisa Wenzke


Lisa Wenzke

Lisa is the Secretary and Treasurer of Lettuce Work. Lisa is a Mathematics teacher at Oakstone Academy in Westerville and has a degree in Mathmatics and a MBA from The Ohio State University.