About Us

Candice Tolbert

13174064_1197948646891465_514188801131041607_nExecutive Director: Candice, a mother of 3 boys, had a son suspended for staring. She brings the passion of wanting to develop our youth. For the past 5 years, the Tolbert Family has worked with youth at the entry point of the court system by volunteering at Hillcrest Academy. Candice has helped numerous individuals with felonies find gainful employment through entrepreneurship.


  • nominated for CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Award
  • nominated and chosen for WCPO’s Next Nine: Community Leaders
  • graduate of Community Leaders Institute May 2017



Andrea Donegan (Board Member – Finance Chair)

Andrea Donegan is a financial professional that has a very diverse work experience. She has over 25 years of business experience in Accounting and Human Resources. Andrea graduated with honors from Wilmington College in Business Administration and received her MBA from Thomas Moore College in 2011. In 2016, she earned a certificate in Emotional Intelligence and Diversity from UCLA. Andrea Donegan is a proud member of National Black MBA Association and The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) since 2014.


Kelli Prather

Kelli is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist and minority business owner. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her personal and professional background. She relates to and works cohesively with City Administration and City Council colleagues with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for the citizens of the Greater Cincinnati Community.