Board of directors

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Pictured from the left (seated) Amy Hanauer (executive director), Harriet Applegate, Bakari Kitwana; (standing) David Bergholz, Doug Wang, Earl Pike, Stephen Crowley, Yvonne Hunnicutt, Kirk Noden, Kamla Lewis, Susan Helper, Jeff Rechenbach.

Policy Matters Ohio has a talented board of directors made up of business, labor, non-profit, academic and community leaders from all over Ohio. Like our staff, the group includes a healthy mix of men and women, and includes innovative thinkers from black, white, Latino, Asian and multi-racial communities; click here to read board biographies. Also read A labor leader and a banker walk into a boardroom, a piece on Huffington Post about the Policy Matters board.

Harriet Applegate, Board Vice Chair
Executive Secretary, North Shore AFL-CIO

David Bergholz, Board Chair

Stephen Crowley
Professor, Oberlin College

Susan Helper
Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Yvonne Hunnicutt, Board Secretary
Executive Director, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Bakari Kitwana
Author, Why White Kids Love Rap, The Hip Hop Generation and The Rap on Gangsta Rap

Kamla Lewis
Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, City of Shaker Heights

Renuka Mayadev, board secretary
Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio

Kirk Noden, Board Treasurer
Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative

Earl Pike
Nonprofit Consultant

Jeff Rechenbach
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus, Communications Workers of America

Pari Sabety
State, Provincial and Local Government Strategy Consulting, Accenture

Baldemar Velásquez
Founder and President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Doug Wang
Board chair, Saint Luke’s Foundation


Former board members

William Burga
Kevin Carter
Mark Cassell, Ph.D
Michael Charney
Ruth Clevenger
John Corlett
Peg Gallagher
Joyce Goldstein
Lusanne Green
Blaine Griffin
Anne Hill
Chris Howell
Marvin McMickle
Dave Megenhardt
Susannah Muskovitz
CJ Prentiss
Julian Rogers
Seth Rosen
John Ryan
Alvin Schorr
John Walker
Becky Williams
Warren Wolfson
George Zeller