Dee Anders of Plain City has been named executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Dee Anders of Plain City has been named executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Anders has served as development officer for the last year. She replaces Paul Thompson, who previously held the titles of executive director and CEO and who will continue as CEO.

Prior to joining RMHC, Anders served for nine years as the development and art studio gallery director for Goodwill Columbus.

She also served as the YMCA community affairs director and as the KidsSpeak coordinator for the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Anders serves as a VSA of Ohio board member.

She also volunteers her time as the Dublin Irish Festival vendor manager and Red, White & Boom concessions/vendor coordinator.

Anders is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in education.

Meredith Liepelt, CEO of Rich Life Marketing, received the 2010 Micro entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category of media and entertainment from Increase Community Development Corporation.

Rich Life mentors women business owners.

This is the fifth year the central Ohio organization has presented the awards, recognizing local entrepreneurs.

Dr. Thomas Best, co-director of Ohio State University's Sports Medicine Center, has been named president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

The largest sports medicine and exercise science association in the world, ACSM represents more than 35,000 members and certified professionals in a variety of medical specialties, allied health and scientific disciplines.

Best, a Dublin resident, previously served as president-elect of ACSM, and vice president and associate editor-in-chief of the organization's journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He has also served on the board of trustees during his 19 years of membership.

Columbus State Community College has named Patricia Fabrisi assistant director for new Delaware campus.

In that role, Fabrisi will be responsible for student and instructional support services and all day-to-day operations of the campus, including close communication and collaboration with library, IT support and business services provided at the campus.

The 11-year veteran of the college is currently the program coordinator for Applicant Processing and Admissions Systems in Enrollment Services.

She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan and a master's degree in community mental health from Northern Illinois University.