Executive Staff

Robert "Bo" Chilton subscribes to a guiding principle of “to those whom much is given, much is required.” His passion for empowering people and building a sense of community is reflected in his work as CEO of IMPACT Community Action; chair of the Human Service Chamber; program coordinator for the African American Leadership Academy; and board member for Learn4Life, Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC), the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, and Urban Resurrection Development Corporation.

Originally from Springfield, OH, Bo graduated from Wright State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree in secondary teaching. He also earned a second master’s degree in higher education from The Ohio State University. Bo is a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Chief Executive Officer

Sue Petersen, CPA, CGMA, has been a financial professional since 1986 and in the nonprofit arena since 2001. She joined IMPACT Community Action as chief financial officer in 2007. Prior to this, she was the finance director for Columbus AIDS Task Force. Previously, she worked in public accounting and taught at Columbus State Community College as an adjunct professor.

In addition to being a CPA, Sue is a registered nurse and worked actively in that profession from 1975-86. She is an active member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sue has three adult children and one grandchild.