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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Karen Tepe
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Corporate Chair

Karen is the Director of Orthopaedics and Neuroscience at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and Master’s degrees in both Health Services Administration and Business Administration from Xavier University. She is also certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security through the American Health Information Management Association. Karen has spent the majority of her professional career in the healthcare industry and has a passion for data and using it to drive decision-making. In addition to working for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Karen is an Adjunct faculty member at Purdue Global University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spectator sports, and spending time with her family.


Lindsay Finton
Mayfield Clinic
Corporate Co-Vice Chair

Lindsay is the Manager, Business Development for Mayfield Clinic. Lindsay has a bachelor of Science, Biological Science, from Wright State University, and is accepted into the MHA program at NKU. Lindsay lives in Lebanon, Ohio with her husband and two kids.


Tom Gamble
In-Game Sports
Corporate Co-Vice Chair

Tom Gamble is the owner and president of In-Game Sports, an event and promotions management company specializing in the creation, promotion, and operation of major high school sports events. Gamble also is a regionally recognized radio host, having spent nearly 25 years in sports talk and morning-drive, notably as one-half of both the Two Angry Guys and Gamble-n-Fin. Tom lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife Lori, their three sons, Matthew, Michael, and Nathan; and dog named Fidge.


Sheila Angeles-Han, M.D., M.Sc.
Medical Honoree

Sheila T. Angeles-Han, M.D., M.Sc. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Han is a pediatric rheumatologist who has dedicated her career to improving the visual outcomes and quality of life of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and uveitis. Her research focuses on identifying biomarkers in tears and discovering genetic associations to help better diagnose and treat uveitis. She also developed the only questionnaire to help us understand how uveitis affects children and their families called the “Effects of Youngsters’ Eyesight on Quality of Life” (EYE-Q) questionnaire. Outside of work, Dr. Han enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and two four-legged sons.


Payton Bledsoe
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Teen Honoree

Payton Bledsoe of East Dillsboro, Indiana was diagnosed at the age of 14 with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Payton's symptoms began her freshman year in high school. She is now 17 and still has some problems with long-distance walking, tying her shoes, opening bottles, and doing her hair or buttons. This will be Payton’s first year at the walk and she is so excited to be a part of it. Payton is looking forward to meeting others who go through the same daily struggles and expanding her support group. She also wants to be an encouragement to others dealing with the same things that she is.

Join or support Payton and her team, Payton's Family and Friends, on her personal fundraising page.


Tanner Libbee
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Child Honoree

Tanner Libbee of Lebanon, Ohio was diagnosed at the age of 8 with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Now 12 years old, his condition does not keep Tanner from walking and raising money for the event scheduled this year on May 15, 2022. He never sees his arthritis as a restriction for his favorite sport, soccer. “It’s just a momentary pause in his active life”. The ups and downs of the disease come when you least expect it. Tanner is just one of many young men and women forming their own team, to raise awareness that Kids Get Arthritis Too.

Join or support Tanner and his team, Tanners Walk Warriors, on his personal fundraising page.