BOARD

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Board President - Ashton Hood

Ashton Hood joined the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in 2019 and works in the Collections Enforcement Section as an Assistant Attorney General on behalf of various agencies within the State of Ohio.  He represents the Ohio Department of Transportation in most of their delinquent collections efforts, Finding for Recovery Matters on behalf of the Ohio Auditor of State, Probate and Estate Collection Matters on behalf of the Ohio Department of Taxation, and is currently serving as the interim liaison for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.

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Vice President - Kimberlee Goodman

Dr. Kimberlee Goodman is the Director of Development at the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. She has served on the music faculty at Otterbein University since 2005. Dr. Goodman also serves on the board of directors for the Westerville Symphony and performs with the ensemble as Principal Flute.

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Secretary - Jhay Spottswood

Jhay Spottswood is a staff attorney to the Honorable Judge Andy Miller at the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, where she handles a wide range of legal matters. Prior to her time at the Court, Jhay Spottswood’s practice focused on a wide range of transactional and litigation matters in the energy industry. Jhay's community experience includes serving on the Board of the local John Mercer Langston Bar Association, Columbus' local Black bar association, and on the Board for the Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She's also participated in the YWCA Columbus Leadership for Social Change.

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Community Outreach - Vernise Robinson

Vernise Robinson serves as the Workforce Development Administrator for the Ohio Central School System within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.  Ms. Robinson’s responsibilities includes establishing partnerships with employers, working with incarcerated adults for the purpose of creating their resumes, and creating workforce opportunities.  Ms. Robinson has worked for ODRC for 22 years serving in a number of positions throughout her career.  Ms. Robinson has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo, and she is a Certified Public Manager. She is the President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. She strongly believes in doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do.