Meet the CD Staff

OSU Extension Community Development professionals co-create solutions with communities and neighborhoods by educating and engaging businesses, organizations, associations, committees, current and emerging community leaders and elected and appointed officials. Through these partnerships we apply cutting-edge, science-based knowledge and innovations to help improve local businesses and communities. The national Extension network enables us to share perspectives with residents and leaders regarding local development issues, increase the knowledge base for individual and community decisions, develop skills necessary to help these partners achieve their individual and community goals and help create a more inclusive decision-making environment.

As Community Development professionals, we value:

  • Education as a means to help people identify assets, capacities, needs, resources, and solutions
  • Civic involvement (or participation) to improve the quality of community/neighborhood life
  • Internal and external collaborations and partnerships
  • The uniqueness of individuals and communities/neighborhoods
  • The applied and theoretical dimensions of community development
  • The development of viable communities through the wise use of natural, economic, social, and human resources
  • Information and knowledge as a basis for decisions

We welcome the chance to partner with you! Below is a listing of OSU Extension Community Development professionals. Click on names or photos to link to their staff pages on the CD Web site. There you will find specializations, areas of expertise and programs, as well as contact information and biographical sketches for each. For general information and questions, please give us a call at 614-292-6232 or email Greg Davis (, Assistant Director, OSU Extension Community Development. Learn more about our mission, vision, and areas of emphasis here.

Davis, GregGreg Davis
Professor & Assistant Director



Apaliyah, GodwinGodwin Apaliyah
County Extension Educator
(Fayette County)

Jill Bartolotta
Extension Educator
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program)

Brooke Beam, PhDBrooke Beam
County Extension Educator
(Highland County)


Blaine, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Blaine
Associate Professor

Bond, CindyCindy Bond
Assistant Professor & Extension Educator
(Guernsey County)

Nancy Bowen-EllzeyBowen, Nancy
Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics (Ohio State University at Lima)



Stacie BurbageStacie Burbage
Program Coordinator, Community Catalyst
(Franklin County)

Civittolo, David

David Civittolo
Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist,
Community Economics (Wooster)

Colbert, SusanSusan Colbert
Program Director
(Franklin County)


Tory GabrielGabriel, Tory
Extension Program Leader/Fisheries Outreach Coord.
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program)

Hardy, ScottScott Hardy
Extension Educator
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program)

Alice Hutzel-Bateson
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
(Alber Enterprise Center)


Anne Johnson
Organization Development Consultant
(Alber Enterprise Center)

Gary Kuhn
Organization Development Consultant
(Alber Enterprise Center)

Joe LucenteLucente, Joe
Associate Professor & Extension Educator
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program


Darlene LukshinLukshin, Darlene
Program Specialist
(Washington County)

Kori Montgomery
Office Associate
(Alber Enterprise Center)

James MorrisJames Morris
County Extension Educator
(Brown County)


Myra MossMoss, Myra
Associate Professor & Extension Educator

Becky NesbittNesbitt, Becky
Assistant Professor & Extension Educator

Sandy OdrumskyOdrumsky, Sandy
Office Administrative Associate



Sarah OrlandoOrlando, Sarah
Ohio Clean Marinas Program Manager
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program)

Osborne, AmandaAmanda Osborne
County Extension Educator
(Cuyahoga County)

Raison, BrianBrian Raison
Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist,
Community and Organizational Leadership (Xenia)


Eric RomichRomich, Eric
Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist,
Energy Development (Upper Sandusky)

Gwynn Stewart
County Extension Educator
(Noble County)

Mariah Stollar
Student Assistant


Meghan ThoreauThoreau, Meghan
County Extension Educator
(Pickaway County)

Kyle WhiteWhite, Kyle
County Extension Educator & Area Leader
(Lorain County/Area 4)

Myra Wilson
Program Director
(Alber Enterprise Center)

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