Board of directors


Cherri is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at O’Bleness Hospital in Athens. She has led the Mount Zion board since 2017.

Vice President

Ada is the former president of the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill, Ohio. She is a widely respected historian and genealogist. 


Silvester is the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio University and a candidate in a Higher Education Leadership and Policy PhD program.


Patricia is an actress, playwright and director/producer who has been involved in productions with Ohio University and Ohio Valley Summer Theater.

Board Member

Beth is a former school psychologist in Southeast Ohio and served for 12 years at a mental health clinic. She currently pursues social justice issues.

Board Member

Dr. Cambridge is professor emeritus in the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication.

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Leslie is a former college dean at Ohio University and Episcopal priest. She now serves as a spiritual companion and supply preacher.

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Dr. Ford-Ahmed is professor emeritus in the department of Communication/Media Studies at West Virginia State University. She holds expertise in public relations.

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Dr. Green is the Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services in University College at Ohio University where she leads a team of advisors.

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Marlene is an Administrative Assistant at Ohio University and a member of the University Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

Board Member

Elizabeth “Libby” is an historian and former VP of Human Resources at the Cincinnati Enquirer. She is the fourth generation in her family to have attended Mount Zion.

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David is a retired Episcopal priest who has served churches in Columbus and Xenia, Ohio. He has been a resident of Athens for ten years.