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.




Rodney Harris


Rodney and his wife Patricia live in Springdale with their children Rodney II and Ryann. Rodney is a native Cincinnatian and proud Cincinnati Public School product (Pleasant Hill Elementary and Walnut Hills High School). Mr. Harris received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Central State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Law School. He has practiced law as a criminal defense attorney for 20 years.

Mr. Harris spent his first 17 years practicing law in private practice but then closed his private practice to serve our community. For the last 3 years, Mr. Harris has held the office of Director of the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office felony division where he has raised the standard for indigent defense in Hamilton County. In 2016, Mr. Harris was the recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association “Attorney of the Year” award for his work. In 2017, Mr. Harris was awarded the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati “Distinguished Service” for his service to the greater Cincinnati community throughout his 20 year career. Recently, Mr. Harris was recognized for his community service by the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives.

Mr. Harris is active in the community serving as a ‘Mentor-Leader’ to many area youth. He formed, founded, presided over and coached for Viking’s Youth Athletics, ltd. youth football and cheerleading. Mr Harris has also taken a lead role in educating the community through Black Lawyers Association community forums and has been recognized as a criminal law expert.

 


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.

 


Ron Twitty


From police patrolman to the first African-American Assistant Police Chief for the City of Cincinnati, Ronald Twitty has over 30 years of community relations, ombudsman, fiscal management and executive leadership experience. Colonel Ron Twitty (retired) graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College at The Ohio State University; holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati and is an alumnus of the Leadership Cincinnati XXIV, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.