Leadership Akron & United Way of Summit County Announces Third Class of Diversity On Board

Aug 14, 2018

Leadership Akron and United Way of Summit County have selected a group of 17 leaders for Class 3 of the Diversity On Board Program. The class includes participants from Greater Akron’s business, education, government, nonprofit and religious sectors. In 2014, United Way invited Leadership Akron to partner in reimagining its Project Blueprint program, aimed at promoting minority representation on nonprofit boards throughout the community. Using this framework, Leadership Akron and United Way developed Diversity On Board as the successor to Project Blueprint, with the mission of advancing diverse representation through leadership development, education, and board-matching services.

Over the course of the year, Diversity On Board participants will develop a well-rounded perspective on the Akron community, setting the stage for future board leadership opportunities. Beginning the year with an Opening Retreat, they will spend a full day each month focusing on different aspects of nonprofit board leadership to ensure participants are prepared, motivated and connected to serve on nonprofit boards. Participants will also meet with coaching groups and learn alongside active nonprofit board members who will provide hands-on experience and invite them to community-wide events. Upon graduation, the class will be poised with new knowledge, connections, and commitments to empower their service to the Greater Akron community. 

                Members of the new class are:

Janeen Akins
Protective Caseworker
Summit County Children Services

Charlene Butler
Human Resources Administrator – Analytics
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Donna L. Delgado
Sr. Strategist, Digital Marketing
Summa Health

DE`Shaun S. Dunn-Bey
Aspire Leader
FedEx Custom Critical

Tyrell Fletcher
EVS Supervisor
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Randall J. Freeman
County of Summit Executive's Office

Coletta M. Ivery
Distribution Technician II
Ohio Edison

Lakisha A. Miller-Barclay
Director of Finance & Administration
Rubber Division, ACS

Albert J. Moss
Professor/Assistant Lecture
The University of Akron, Wayne College

Christa L. Nuru
Akron Public Schools

Tamiyka Rose
Health Equity Ambassador
City of Akron

Patricia A. Sewell
Sales Analyst
FirstEnergy Corp.

Tonya W. Shelton
Learning & Development Representative
FirstEnergy Corp.

Dejale L. Solomon
Assistant Business Analyst
FirstEnergy Corp.

Dannika Stevenson
Community Health Worker
United Health Group

Genell Tuck
Administrative Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic

Jonathan B. Turner
Senior Pastor
Israelite Baptist Church

For over 30 years, Leadership Akron has equipped participants for more effective community involvement and leadership. The Signature Program offers intensive study of community issues and interaction with top decision-makers, enabling participants to expand their effectiveness as community leaders. In addition to the Signature Program, Leadership Akron empowers a cross-section of diverse leaders through its other programs. For more information on Leadership Akron, visit the website at www.leadershipakron.org.


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