Connect2Complete AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
Ohio Campus Compact
Work Phone: 740-587-8572
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Ava graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from Allegheny College in 2014. She spent her first year of AmeriCorps VISTA service (2014-15) within the Reynoldsburg City School system, working to increase parent engagement programming and developing an elementary tutoring program. Ava decided to take on the role of Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) VISTA Leader after being inspired by the efforts of OCC's Connect2Complete program in action and being offered the opportunity to connect with a strong cohort of OCC AmeriCorps members.
Ava is a passionate and dedicated reader and her position with OCC provides plenty of reading suggestions on higher education and community engagement. Ava was delighted to discover that Paul Rogat Loeb's "Soul of a Citizen" gives mention to some of OCC's work. Ava also enjoys running, hiking, and is a vegan food enthusiast.
After completing her second year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Ava plans on exploring where she fits in the world of higher education, be it teaching or student affairs.
Work Phone: 740-587-8568
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Stephanie comes to Ohio Campus Compact with years of experience working with non-profits, corporations and campaigns raising funds, planning successful events and managing budgets. Her work in civic engagement started in high school and has continued into her adult life.
Stephanie earned her bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Cincinnati with majors in finance, information systems and digital business. She is a member of the Junior League of Columbus Board of Directors and Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board. Stephanie serves on Ohio’s State Board of Education representing 13 counties in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Ohio. Stephanie resides at Buckeye Lake with her husband and three children.
Senior Program Director
Work Phone: 740-587-8571
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Lesha began her career as VISTA Supervisor with Ohio Campus Compact in January 2003 when the VISTA Program consisted of 18 VISTAs working statewide in literacy, community outreach, and service learning. She now directs the OCC AmeriCorps VISTA and Connect2Complete (C2C) Programs, along with other events and initiatives that promote higher education as a public good accessible to all who want it and as a means of learning to become civically engaged citizens of our democracy.
Lesha is highly involved in her local community in various empowerment and systemic change initiatives. She works with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and she is a facilitator of the Newark Think Tank on Poverty (NTTP) founded in June 2014. NTTP is made up of local community members who have experienced barriers in obtaining work and living wage jobs, safe housing, accessible transportation, and who are learning how to make change happen. Lesha serves with NTTP members on various community committees to bring to the decision making table the voice of those experiencing poverty and a lack of full access to the community.
Work Phone: 740-587-8570
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Richard Kinsley has been Executive Director of Ohio Campus Compact since 1997. He has over 25 years of experience as a faculty member, curriculum specialist, trainer, and administrator in the field of service-learning and experiential education. Ohio Campus Compact engages and supports it members in public and community service that builds sustainable campus/community partnerships, educates for active citizenship, and improves the social and economic well being of communities.
Under Mr. Kinsley’s leadership, Ohio Campus Compact has expanded its membership to 40+ Ohio colleges and universities, expanded its grant programs for faculty, students, and community organizations, expanded its technical assistance and training services, and developed a nationally recognized college student philanthropy program and a nationally recognized AmeriCorps VISTA program.
Work Phone: 740-587-8568
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Connie comes to Ohio Campus Compact with 17 years of experience in the nonprofit volunteerism sector. Most recently her career led her into the Directorship of a faith-based non-profit serving low-socioeconomic status families in Licking County. She previously coordinated a statewide initiative with the Ohio Community Service Council for ten years in conjunction with the Office of the First Lady of Ohio. Both family and educational influences led her into the nonprofit sector.
She completed her Master’s at Wheaton College outside of Chicago, then lived in Florida, Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, and Pennsylvania and has finally returned to her Buckeye roots, and currently resides in Granville.
Senior Staff - Communications
Work Phone: 740-587-6366
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Brenna has been with OCC since 2011. She is currently coordinating OCC's marketing and communications and the Pay it Forward student philanthropy program, and directed both the VISTA Summer Associate program and Campus Election Engagement Project in 2012. She brings many years of technical, administrative and program support experience to OCC, and has grown both personally and professionally in this position. Upon relocating to Ohio from the southern U.S., she worked in the corporate environment and desired to work again at a family-oriented organization.
Brenna has a degree in Computer Information Systems that she utilizes to assist at OCC with technology upgrades, design presentation and technical training and is known as OCC's technical guru. She is dedicated to her family and kids, volunteering her time in the community when possible.
National Director - Campus Election Engagement Project
Work Email: TBA
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