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 (davis.1081@osu.edu), 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 / Miami Valley EERA)

Jill Bartolotta
Extension Educator
(Ohio Sea Grant College Program)

Blaine, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Blaine
Associate Professor

 

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

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

Civittolo, DavidDavid 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)

Carol HamiltonCarol Hamilton
County Extension Educator
(Delaware County / Heart of Ohio EERA)

 

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)

Brenda Lehman
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 / Buckeye Hills EERA)

Kori Montgomery
Office Associate
(Alber Enterprise Center)

Myra MossMoss, Myra
Associate Professor & Extension Educator
(Heart of Ohio EERA)

 

Becky NesbittNesbitt, Becky
Assistant Professor & Extension Educator
(Ohio Valley EERA)

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 / Western Reserve EERA)

Becky Passet
Office Assistant
(Alber Enterprise Center)

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)

Meghan ThoreauThoreau, Meghan
County Extension Educator
(Pickaway County / Heart of Ohio EERA)

Kyle WhiteWhite, Kyle
County Extension Educator
(Medina County / Western Reserve EERA)

 

Vargo, LaurenLauren Vargo
Program Coordinator, CD/ANR
(Cuyahoga County & Western Reserve EERA)

Myra Wilson
Program Director
(Alber Enterprise Center)

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