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

 


BOARD MEMBERS


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.

 


DeMarco Donegan


DeMarco prides himself on being considered a mentor. A young educator, he spends countless hours in the community and classroom teaching the importance of giving and living. DeMarco has been a special education teacher at Winton Woods and Fairfield City Schools. Along with teaching, he is a devoted varsity and AAU basketball coach where he is recognized on a national level for coaching top 10 nationally ranked teams. DeMarco received a higher education at Central State University studying Music Education and Intervention. There he was involved in many organizations including Young Black male educators, Ohio State Educators/Urban Educators society along with serving many roles such as Student Government Vice President and student affairs. DeMarco was an NCAA athlete and scholarship singer with the Grammy-nominated Central State Choir. Being a Cincinnati native and product of Winton Woods, DeMarco is determined to work in many different innates to improve the youth quality of life.


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.

 


Ki-Afi Ra Moyo


Ki-Afi Ra Moyo is a certified project manager (PMP) with 16+ years of marketing, project management and procurement experience. She has produced key strategic initiatives for Ford Motor Company, The City of Plano, Texas, Affordable Housing Advocates of Greater Cincinnati and recently joined the Kroger Team for Tag Worldwide. Ki-Afi Ra is a subscribing life member of Florida A & M University’s National Alumni Association where she received an undergraduate degree in Business and MBA in Marketing.