Our Leaders & Partners

Mary Patton, Immediate Past Chair

Mary Patton is Senior Vice President in Corporate Banking with First Commonwealth Bank. Mary has over 30 years of experience within the Central Ohio community and is currently responsible in working closely with Middle Market clients. She has a diverse background which includes experience in developing business within retail and private banking while…Read more.


Robert Williams, Vice-Chair

Robert A. Williams Jr. is the Executive Director of Healthy Homes, the non-profit housing initiative arm of Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF). HNHF is a five-pronged community outreach initiative that is a collaborative organization formed between Nationwide Children’s and Community Development … Read more.

Dr. L. Shon Burch, Executive Director

Dr. L. Shon Burch joined Resident Resources Network, Inc. as Executive Director in 2014. She has over 25 years of experience in developing, evaluating, and managing programs in educational and nonprofit settings, as well as a passion for serving diverse populations … Read more.

cofer-rrnDavid Cofer, Secretary

As the Executive Director of Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), David Cofer is responsible for implementing the Blueprint for Community Investment and achieving PACT’s vision to create a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community… Read more.


Derrick Pryor, Treasurer

Derrick Pryor is Principal at AES Development, LLC and has nearly twenty (20) years of commercial, residential mortgage and finance experience. In his capacity as a Program Coordinator with the City of Columbus, Mr. Pryor managed all of the City of Columbus’ financing for homeownership including … Read more.


Ramona Wheeler, Trustee

Ramona Wheeler has been with Alvis since October 2005 and currently serves as managing director of social enterprises. In her capacity, she creates small businesses, for which agency clients may work to gain sustainable employment, and entrepreneurial skills and opportunities.  …  Read more.

Lawrence Furst II, Trustee

Lawrence Furst II is from Baltimore, Maryland and received both his bachelor and master degrees of Social Work from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.VA. He moved to Columbus in 2012 and have worked in community mental health throughout Franklin County as a community… Read more.

Board Advisors

  • Mary Patton, First Commonwealth Bank
  • Apps Apkofure, Kegler Brown

Board Fellow

Gregory Seymour, OSU Moritz College of Law


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