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Advisory Board Members


Dr. Donna Evans 
Dean (Ret.)
The Ohio State University College of Education
Pamela Foster
Community Volunteer
Dr. Roderick McDavis 
Ohio University
Dr. Daniel Curran 
University of Dayton
Dr. John Powell 
Executive Director
Kirwan Institute, The Ohio State University
Patricia Blackmon
Eight District Court of Appeals

Michael J. Taylor
Senior Vice President
West Territory Executive
PNC Bank

Larry W. Zukerman, Esq.
Zukerman, Daiker and Lear Company, L.P.A.
Cheryl Boyce
Retired Executive Director
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Andres Gonzales 
Director, Office of Diversity & Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic
Michael Walker
Executive Director
Partnership for a Safer Cleveland
Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. 
Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
Bishop Timothy Clarke
Senior Pastor
First Church of God
Vicki S. Giambrone
Vice President for Marketing and External Relations, Children's Medical Center of Dayton

Dr. Estus Smith
Retired COO
Kettering Foundation

Dr. Olivia Whythe Thomas
Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics
Columbus Children's Hospital

Bishop Judith Craig
(Ret.) Ohio United Methodist West Conference

Tom Breitenbach
Retired President and CEO, Premier Health Partners

Amy Schultz Clubs
Chief Operating Officer



Cheryl BoyceCheryl Boyce
Retired Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Ms. Boyce earned a BS in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and MS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She has served as Coordinator of the Ohio Governor’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health and the Program Director and the Associate Program Director for Advocacy and Protective Services, and was employed by the Ohio Departments of Health, Mental Retardation and Rehabilitation Services Commission. She is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois.

Michael WalkerMichael Walker
Executive Director, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland

Partnership for a Safer Cleveland is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people prevent and reduce youth violence and crime, and to build safer, more caring communities. He received his BA in Communications and Political Science from The Ohio State University. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Bishop Timothy ClarkeBishop Timothy J. Clarke
Senior Pastor, First Church of God

Bishop Clarke received a Master in Ministry from the Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles. His honors include a Doctor of Divinity from Mid-America Bible College in Oklahoma City; a Doctor of Laws, Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles; a Doctor of Humanities, Wilberforce University; and an induction into the Morehouse College Board of Preachers.

Andres GonzalesAndres Gonzales
Director, Office of Diversity and Commuity Outreach, Cleveland Clinic

Mr. Gonzales holds a MEd from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Flagship Program. Mr. Gonzalez was formerly the Executive Director of the Cleveland Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc.

John A. PowellProfessor John A. Powell
Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University

Professor Powell has traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America, India and Europe working as a consultant to governments to address issues concerning race, ethnicity, poverty and the law. Professor Powell has taught at Columbia University School of Law, Harvard Law School, University of Miami School of Law, American University the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Pamela FosterPamela Foster
Community Volunteer

Pamela Foster is the founder and president of Results Unlimited—a national non-profit capacity building consulting firm. Pamela created financial service programs that impacted the bank’s lending, services and investments inclusive of the “unbanked”, emerging markets and “New Americans."

Foster has served as a Facilitator for the Women and Money seminar series launched by the Treasurer of the State of Ohio. She launched the Young Bankers Club, a financial literacy program for fifth grade students and has written several articles on financial education. In addition to her passion for financial education, Pamela works with Community Development Corporations to improve quality, safe and affordable housing for the underserved communities. Pamela Foster has written and published articles on homeownership, served as a guest speaker on local radio broadcasts, and developed and presented housing seminars to the community at large.

Pamela is a member of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the National Alliance of Economic Development Associations (NACEDA).

Roderick J. McDavisRoderick J. McDavis
President, Ohio University

Dr. McDavis is the 20th president of Ohio University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, his master’s degree from the University of Dayton and his doctorate from the University of Toledo. Before taking over as president of Ohio University, Dr. McDavis served in a number of other positions at institutions of higher learning such as Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Florida, the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Academy for Leadership Training.

Olivia Whythe ThomasDr. Olivia Whythe Thomas
Ambulatory Chief, Columbus Children's Hospital

Dr. Thomas serves on the medical staff at Columbus Children's Hospital. In addition, she is a clinical professor at the Ohio State University in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Thomas earned her BS from Kentucky State University and her Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Thomas has been the recipient of many honors and is the member of many community service boards, including the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.

Larry W. Zukerman
Attorney at Law and Partner, Zukerman, Daiker and Lear

Mr. Zukerman practices criminal and civil litigation and appellate representation in all municipal, state and federal courts. He received his BA in Economics from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mr. Zukerman is admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Ohio, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

The Honorable Patricia Ann Blackmon
Judge, Eighth District Court of Appeals

Judge Blackmon sits as a three-term incumbent on the Court of Appeals. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi’s Tougaloo College. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. She has served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland. Judge Blackmon is the recipient of many honors both personal and professional, including being inducted into Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996.

Daniel J. CurranDr. Daniel J. Curran
President, University of Dayton

Dr. Curran leads the University of Dayton, which is recognized as a top tier national university and one of the ten best Catholic universities in the country. He earned his PhD from the University of Delaware after receiving a Master’s degree from Temple University and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University. He is a sociologist by training and a noted scholar in criminology, juvenile justice and social problems and he has a deep interest in international issues.

Donna EvansDr. Donna Evans
Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Education, The Ohio State University

Dr. Donna Evans served as the first African American Dean of The Ohio State University College of Education. Dr. Evans earned three degrees from Ohio State—a BS in Elementary Education, a MA in Counselor Education and a PhD in Counselor Education, Human Growth and Development and Educational Administration. Prior to her tenure at Ohio State, Dr. Evans was the Dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University. She also held similar positions at the University of North Florida and Wayne State University.

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Retired, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

Reverend Moss was called to ministry at age 17. He received both his BA and MA of Divinity degrees from Morehouse University. He ultimately achieved his goal of Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. Reverend Moss has consulted with presidents, been honored for his work in civil rights and has delivered the Word of the Gospel all across the globe. He is recognized and revered for his dedication to all humankind. Reverend Moss served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Morehouse University and co-pastored with Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He also serves on a number of boards, including as Vice-Chairman of the Cleveland Foundation Board of Trustees.

Carolyn Farrow-GarlandCarolyn Farrow-Garland
Program Officer, Kettering Foundation

Mrs. Garland works on projects involving the public, public citizens, public schools and higher education for the Kettering Foundation. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Central State University and a MEd from Antioch College/Washington Center. Mrs. Garland writes extensively for the Kettering Foundation and has been a contributor to several published research studies.

Tom BreitenbachTom Breitenbach
Retired President and CEO, Premier Health Partners

Tom Breitenbach is president and chief executive officer of Premier Health Partners, Dayton, OH, the parent operating company for Good Samaritan Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, and Atrium Medical Center. Premier’s three hospitals total 1,400 beds and generates $1.2 billion in net revenue.

A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Breitenbach originally joined Miami Valley Hospital as chief financial officer in 1979. In 1982 he left Ohio to serve as a founding partner in a firm that developed the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. He returned to Dayton in 1984 to become MedAmerica’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, a position he held until his appointment as president and CEO in 1987. From 1987 to 1998 he was also president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital.

OH_Advisory_Board_Michael_TaylorMichael J. Taylor
Senior Vice President, West Territory Executive
PNC Bank

Michael J. Taylor is senior vice president, West Territory Executive, for PNC Bank. He is responsible for community development and CRA activities for Northern Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinious, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Prior to this he was the president and executive director of the National City Community Development Corporation, the first community development corporation founded by a financial services company.

Michael Taylor is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Administration.  He is also a graduate of Robert M. Perry School of Banking. He was awarded a 2000 National City Bank of MI/IL Excel Award, the highest recognition award an employee can receive, for outstanding contributions and service to the community.

Vicki S. GiambroneVicki S. Giambrone
Vice President for Marketing and External Relations, Children's Medical Center of Dayton

Ms. Giambrone leads the hospital’s advocacy, branding, marketing, development and volunteer divisions. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board certified in health care administration. She serves on the University of Dayton Board of Trustees, the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross and the Ronald McDonald House, and is the President of the University of Dayton National Alumni Board.

Judith CraigJudith Craig
(Ret.) Ohio United Methodist West Conference

Judith Craig was born in Lexington, Missouri. She attended William Jewell College, Eden Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. She was honored with an honorary D. D. from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1980.

After serving as pastor in East Ohio churches, Judith Craig was elected to the episcopacy in 1984. She was assigned to the Michigan Area from 1984-1992, and then moved to the Ohio West Area where she served until her retirement in 2000.

Bishop Craig received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Adrian College in 1985 and a Doctor of Divinity from Otterbein College in 1994, a Doctor of Divinity from Lebanon Valley College in 1994, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Baldwin Wallace College in 1979.

In retirement, Bishop Craig has become the Bishop in Residence and Visiting Professor of Leadership at Methodist Theological School of Ohio.

Amy_Schultz_ClubbsAmy Schultz Clubbs
Chief Operating Officer

Amy Schultz Clubbs is the chief operating officer for Molina Healthcare of Ohio. Clubbs is responsible for operational oversight of the company, including marketing, community outreach, member services, provider services and contracting. Clubbs has over 21 years of financial experience and over

13 years of health care and insurance experience. Prior to her current position, Clubbs was the chief financial officer of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. Clubbs also served as director of payment management and director of finance for CheckFree Corporation, director of financial analysis and audit for the

Midland Life Insurance Company and operations controller for VOCA of America. Clubbs is on the board of directors for Molina Healthcare of California. She is also a member of the board of trustees

for The Neighborhood House, a 100-year-old nonprofit organization that helps children, families and adults become self-sufficient. Clubbs received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, majoring in finance, from Ohio University.