Ada is the former president of the Multicultural Genealogical Center
in Chesterhill, Ohio. She is a widely respected historian and
Rev. Sullivan serves as Executive Director of the Columbus, OH based Ohio Council of Churches. He is also a member of the Ebony Bobcat Network, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP.
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.
Dr. Ford-Ahmed is professor emeritus in the department of Communication/Media Studies at West Virginia State University. She holds expertise in public relations.
Michelle is a network manager at Rural Action and a leader in Appalachian community food collaborations. She is also a principal at Shagbark Seed & Mill.
Dr. Nelson is professor emeritus from the School of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University.
Dr. Middleton is Dean Emerita and Professor of the The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University.
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.
Henry is a co-founding member and former President of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society. He was also a co-founding member and the former President of the Athens Community Relations Commission. Henry’s father was a preacher at Mount Zion.
Susan a retired family physician with years of voluntary experience with the underserved.