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 at Learn more about our mission, vision, and areas of emphasis here.

David CivittoloDavid Civittolo
Associate Professor
& Interim 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


Stacie BurbageStacie Burbage
Program Coordinator, Community Catalyst
(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)


Kenzie JohnstonKenzie Johnston
County Extension Educator
(Delaware County)

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

Ken Martin

Ken Martin



James MorrisJames Morris
County Extension Educator
(Brown County)

Myra MossMoss, Myra
Professor & Extension Educator

Becky NesbittNesbitt, Becky
Assistant Professor &
Extension Educator


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

Osborne, AmandaAmanda Osborne
County Extension Educator
(Cuyahoga County)

Raison, BrianBrian Raison
Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist,
Community and Organizational Leadership


Eric RomichRomich, Eric
Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist,
Energy Development

Gwynn Stewart
County Extension Educator
(Noble County)

Meghan ThoreauThoreau, Meghan
County Extension Educator
(Pickaway County)


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


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