Community Service and Board Membership
Ashtabula County Bar Association
1997 to present
President – 2006 through 2007
Vice President – 2004 through 2005
Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
02/16 to 06/19
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
01/16 to present
*Speaker on a panel discussion at the White House, February 22, 2016 on ASALH’s theme: “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”
Geneva Area Seniors Board Member
11/04 to 6/20
Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum Board Member
01/14 to present
President – 2014 through 2018
* Moderator of a panel discussion on May 20, 2017 involving “The Promise of Canada: The Reality of Freedom,” Cambridge, MD, as part of the 2017 National Park Service Convention in honor of the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, MD.
Law Library Resource Board Member
06/12 to present
*Duties include review of library services to the Municipal and County Courts, as well as expanding educational opportunities to the general public.
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Board Member
10/00 to 6/07
President – 2005 to 2006
Vice President – 2004 to 2005
Ohio State Bar Association
Member 11/04 to present
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Life Fellow 2006
*Class project developed “Keys to the Courtroom” to assist pro se parties in navigating through the legal system when they must represent themselves in court. Program launched in May, 2008, in conjunction with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Ohio State Legal Services Association, and the Ohio Library Counsel.
Supreme Court of Ohio Commissions
*Member of the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on pro se and indigent litigants, 2008 to 2012.
*Member of the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education, appointed Sept. 2017 to present.
Rotary Club of Geneva
9/00 to 6/20
President – 2008 to 2009
Vice President – 2007 to 2008
Paul Harris Fellow – November, 2008
*Club was awarded the “A.Z. Baker” Award for Community Service, 2009, and Rotary International’s “Presidential Citation” for its “Outstanding Efforts to Reduce Child Mortality,” 2008 to 2009.
*Participation in fund-raising activities including our Club’s Grape Jamboree events; 5K Run for the Grapes; Chocolate Fest; and Reverse Raffle where I have continually participated as emcee.
*Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 6630, 7/10 to 6/11.
University Hospitals, Geneva and Conneaut Medical Center Board Member
05/11 to present
*Board Vice Chair – 2018
*Board Chair – 2019