Board of Directors
General Election Results
IMPACT Community Action held a Governing Board Election on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to fill three vacancies on its Board of Directors to represent the low-income sector in the following geographical areas in Columbus and Franklin County: Southwest, Northeast and Near East communities.
The top finisher in each sector will serve on the Governing Board and the runner-up in each sector will serve on the Advisory Board.
Meet the New Governing Board Members
Near East Sector
Meet the New Advisory Board Members
VISION ... GOVERNANCE ... SERVICE
IMPACT has a tri-partite board made up of three equal numbers of private sector, public sector and democratically-elected low-income representatives. The Governing Board members are responsible for policy, governance, and strategic oversight of IMPACT Community Action. As such, each board member has a fiduciary responsibility to the organization to ensure it is managed properly and has sufficient resources to deliver programs and services effectively to low-income residents of Franklin County. The Chief Executive Officer of IMPACT Community Action reports to the Governing Board Members.
The Advisory Board members support the work of the Governing Board by serving on one of the Governing Board subcommittees. The role of an advisory board member is to provide additional insight, expertise and advocacy in shaping the programs and services of IMPACT Community Action. Advisory Board members will work directly with Governing Board members and staff to ensure that IMPACT Community Action remains fiscally sound, is well managed, and continues to provide relevant and effective programs and services.
Community Sector Board Members
Pastor Dalyn Dunn, NearEast Sector
Ms. Maude Hill, West Sector
Ms. Glynis Jackson, Southeast Sector
Ms. Pamela D. Palmer, Southwest Sector
Mr. Lamar Peoples II, Northeast Sector
Ms. Sharyn Rigsbee, North Central Sector
Mr. Kenneth G. Ruffin, Northwest Sector
Private Sector Board Members
Mr. Cecil Jones, Board Chair, Acceleration Services
Mr. Henry Davis, Board Treasurer, Nationwide Insurance
Ms. Ann Healy, Woodforest National Bank
Mr. Marc Mast, Huntington Investment Company
Mr. Jon Moorehead, H.C. Bland Realty Company
Ms. Peggy I. Simmons, Board Secretary, AEP Ohio
Public Sector Board Members
Ms. Joy Bivens, Franklin County Job and Family Services
Mr. Eric L. Brandon, City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks
Dr. Robert O.E. Keyes, Board Vice Chair, Dept. of Public Safety, City of Gahanna
Mr. Ashon L. McKenzie, Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus
Mr. Ernest Perry, Hands On Central Ohio
Mr. Matthew Smydo, Education Policy, City of Columbus
Mrs. Carla Williams-Scott, Department of Neighborhoods, City of Columbus
Advisory Board Representatives
Ms. Jennifer Criswell, G6 Hospitality
Ms. Valerie Johnson, Franklin County Job & Family Services
Ms. Patrica A. Powell (retired), President of Peace Keepers Block Watch
Ms. Keena Smith, Workforce & Economic Development, City of Columbus
Mrs. Angela Wright. Huntington National Bank
Mr. Larry Price, Larry Price & Associates (Board Consultant)
Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at IMPACT Community Action.
- 2017 board meetings are scheduled for January/February, April, June, August, October and December.
Community Sector Representation
Being the Best Community Action Board
Being the Best Community Action Board:
An Eight-Session Discussion on Effective Board Service
Board of Directors eligibility criteria and links to Board Candidate documents are listed below (scroll down).
Unit 1 - Overview
Unit 2 - Organized to Lead
Unit 3 - Setting the Course
Unit 4 - The Board-Executive Relationship
Unit 5 - Getting It Done
Unit 6 - Financial Oversight
Unit 7 - Program Oversight
Unit 8 - Administrative Oversight