CCS Board Welcomes Four New Directors

By Roslyn Bucy Kaleal
Director of Administration & Special Projects

January 10, 2018

Community Solutions relies on our Board of Directors to help us maintain our fact-based, nonpartisan approach to navigating what can be deep waters of health and social issues, while staying on course to effect the priority areas that were determined through a thorough strategic planning process. As members of our board, individuals from a variety of backgrounds and views join in creating community solutions together. In January, 2018, we welcome four new members to our board! 

  • Jenice Contreras, Executive Director, Hispanic Business Center

Jenice is responsible for establishing and/or strengthening relationships through multiple business development agencies by establishing strategic partnerships and ensuring high-quality programs necessary to carry out the mission of the Hispanic Business Center. Formerly, Jenice worked as a public health consultant with Collaborative Research, LLC, and as director of development and HIV services for Care Alliance Health Center. Bilingual and bicultural, she is extensively involved in minority leadership efforts and is appointed by Mayor Frank Jackson to serve on the City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board.

  • Joseph W. Mead, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU; joint appointment with Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Joe serves as the interim program director for the Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership (MNAL) Degree at Levin College. Before joining CSU, he served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he defended the constitutionality of federal statutes and advised and represented the White House and other federal agencies. Joe researches the law and interactions of nonprofit organizations and governmental institutions.  He is a contributing editor on the Nonprofit Law Professor Blog. In addition to teaching and research, he consults with local nonprofit leaders to discuss issues facing their organizations. He also handles constitutional litigation in cooperation with the ACLU of Ohio.

  • Kyle Miller, External Affairs Representative, Dominion Energy Ohio

Among his many responsibilities, Kyle coordinates relationships and serves as a liaison between local and state government officials, community and business leaders, and Dominion Energy Ohio. Previously, he served as director of government affairs and public policy for the Sisters of Charity Health System, and as counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Olmsted Falls City Council and the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Bridge Builders Class of 2015. 

  • George Sample, Director of Human Resources, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Prior to joining the Cuyahoga County Public Library, George spent 10 years at The Lubrizol Corporation (his last three and a half years as manager of diversity and inclusion) and also worked at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. He is a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Cleveland and the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland. He also serves on the membership engagement committee for the Commission on Economic Inclusion of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and participates in the Cleveland chapter of the Society of Human Resources. In 2014, he won the Lead Diversity Outstanding Alumni award from the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and the John Carroll Young Alumni Award.