Mark Hatcher is an attorney and partner with a major law firm in Columbus, Ohio. He specializes in corporate and commercial law transactions, healthcare transactions, and regulatory compliance.
He was named as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" and recognized in Who's Who in Black Columbus where he received the renowned Emerging Leaders Award. He serves on numerous boards including the Next Generation Development Corporation, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, King Arts Complex, Ohio Physicians Health Program and Isabelle Ridgway Care Center.
Mr. Hatcher earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School, cum laude, where he was a business editor for Capital University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Curia. He earned an LL.M. in Business and Taxation from Capital University Law School, and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Larry Macon, Jr. is an inspirational speaker, pastor, teacher, and author. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has held positions in Congress and state government, and has been deeply involved in a host of philanthropic efforts ranging from organ & tissue donation to organizing Haitian relief.
Recently, Mr. Macon was selected for Kaleidoscope Magazine's "40 Under 40," a feature of 40 African Americans, ages 40 and under, who are making significant contributions within the United States and within their respective organizations.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida; Jurist Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University, College of Law; and Master's in Theological Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Mr. Macon is currently the co-pastor of one of the largest churches in the Greater Cleveland area with a membership of over 5,000.
Marlon Moore is the Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for a major banking firm in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Moore's organizational focus is on improving the mix of diverse talent and suppliers through strategic execution of Huntington's diversity and inclusion strategy and, through his leadership, the diversity team is impacting the culture to create an environment where employees are engaged and empowered.
Mr. Moore earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organization Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has written articles for Savoy and Kaleidoscope magazines on leadership and diversity. He received the Champions of Diversity Award from DiversityBusiness.com and was recognized for his Leadership in Supplier Diversity by the Asian American Commerce Group in Ohio. Recently he served on the Board of Directors for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and, in 2013, was appointed to the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council by Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Reginald Fields is the Director of Communications and External Affairs for the State of Ohio's largest physician-led association where he specializes in strategic communication, brand reputation, and community outreach. He is also a community service advocate holding board appointments for several statewide organizations focused on improving the lives of people with mental health disabilities and eradicating childhood hunger.
Mr. Fields previously worked as an award-winning journalist, twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the industry's highest writing honor. He worked as a national general assignment reporter for The (Baltimore) Sun and later as the Statehouse Bureau Chief for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily newspaper.
A Columbus, Ohio native, Mr. Fields earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master of Arts degree in Organization Communication from Ohio University.
Sherri Richardson is a Certified Public Accountant , and the founder and partner of Richardson & Associates, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio accounting firm that provides consulting, auditing, accounting, tax and grant writing services for both non-profit and for profit companies. It is certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/EDGE), and "Green" certified by the City of Cincinnati.
Ms. Richardson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Immediately following, she worked for top accounting firms such as Arthur Anderson, Federated Department stores (Macy's), Grant Thornton and Fluor Fernald (Department of Energy). The bulk of her experience is concentrated expertise in risk assessment.
Christopher Wyche is currently serving as the Director of External Affairs for the world's largest telecommuncations company in the central Ohio area. He is responsible for ensuring that local communities are aware of the company's key initiatives and for building relationships with local stakeholders. Additionally, Mr. Wyche helps to manage corporate philanthropy efforts for the central Ohio area.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wyche served as Development Manager for City Year Columbus, a local education-focused non-profit that is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. He also gained valuable experience while serving as the Corporate Relations Manager for the United Way of New England. While working for the United Way, Mr. Wyche was responsible for developing regional fundraising campaigns for large multi-state corporations headquartered in the Boston area.
Mr. Wyche is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Management, and a minor in Psychology. He believes that a quality education is the key to future success.
Ms. Juergens received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Government from the University of Texas, and completed the Executive Education Program in Leadership Decision Making at Harvard Kennedy School. She is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organizations and is skilled in team building, management, and philanthropy. Recently, Ms. Juergens was named Executive Director of the American Lung Association for the Cincinnati-Dayton Region.
Ms. Juergens’ civic contributions include her appointment with the San Benito City Commission as Mayor pro tem along with memberships of various boards such as the American Heart Association (Texas), United Way of Northern Cameron County, Family Crisis Center (Texas), Springfield Planning Board of Commissioners (Ohio), City of Dayton Human Relations Council, Project Woman (Ohio), and Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Greater Dayton Region. She has served as public and keynote speaker in support of multiple fundraising initiatives with the Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, United Way, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and American Red Cross. In addition, Ms. Juergens was appointed in 2013 by Gov. John Kasich to lead the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs where her role was to advise the governor, Ohio General Assembly, and state government agencies on all matters affecting Hispanic Ohioans. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Mr. Yonathan M. Kebede is Vice President of Operations at one of the largest home health care companies in Southwest Ohio. His core responsibility is working with local employers and schools to design community-based health and wellness services. Prior to his current role, Mr. Kebede served as the Director of Service Integration at Premiere Health with responsibilities which spanned across six institutes: cardiovascular, orthopedics, sports medicine, oncology, women’s health, and emergency and trauma services. He is an active community member serving as chair of the Logistics Committee on Dayton’s African American Wellness Walk, chair of the Health and Social Services on the Welcome Dayton Committee for the City of Dayton, and vice president of the Board of Education for the Dayton Bilingual Academy.
Mr. Kebede has a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences Management from The Ohio State University.
As Chief Executive Officer of JYG Innovations, Ms. Gamblin is responsible for defining corporate strategy and executive leadership. Her strategic vision is anchored in the belief that “no man is an island”. This belief is at the heart of JYG’s collaborative approach with employees, customers and industry partners resulting in an average growth rate of 40% each year since inception. She has held a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in the past and has over 22 years of experience in Information Technology.
Ms. Gamblin’s previous positions include Chief Operations Officer, Chief Technology Officer and various other Senior Leadership positions within the IT industry. She has served on various committees and boards including the Advisory Board Member for James Madison University Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance and currently serves on the boards of the Greater Ohio Valley Women in Defense Chapter, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, YWCA and the Foodbank. Ms. Gamblin has a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and Master of Science from Central Michigan University.
Nygeria Hicks is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Management Information Systems. She has a 3.30 GPA and expects to graduate in May 2019. Ms. Hicks is a member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society and Accounting-Finance Club, and was recognized for her academic achievement by Central State being placed on the Dean's List in 2016.
Roshay Timmons is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Manufacturing Engineering and minor in Mathematics. She has a 3.61 GPA and expects to graduate in May 2020. Ms. Timmons is the current president of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society as well as a Central State Student Ambassador and member of the CSU Honors Program.