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Groundwork Ohio Welcomes New Board Members

We're thrilled to announce two exciting additions to the Groundwork Ohio Board that reflect the organization’s growth, trusted thought leadership, and respected policy and advocacy expertise. Joining this month are Dr. Rebekah Dorman, a Developmental Psychologist who has been working on behalf of children and families for the past 40 years, and Eric Kearney, President/CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce.

Rebekah’s positions have spanned the academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors and always included a special focus on families at risk. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Brandeis University and received her doctorate from Cornell.

Eric has had a career in law, business, and politics. As a state senator, Eric served as Ohio Senate Minority Leader. On a national level, Eric was a member of President Barack Obama's national finance committee when he ran for U.S. Senate and President. Eric has been a leader in Ohio's legal community and is a managing partner of Kearney & Kearney, LPA.

“I am thrilled that Eric and Rebekah have accepted this challenging new role,” said Shannon Jones, President & CEO of Groundwork Ohio. “They bring decades of incredible policymaking and advocacy experience with them and Ohio’s children and families will certainly benefit from their tremendous expertise. We’re fortunate to have them working on our mission of ensuring Ohio is the best place to be a young child.”

The Board is led by Chair Robyn Lightcap, executive director of Preschool Promise in Dayton. Learn more about the board here.


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