New trustees, chair elected to 4C for Children Board

June 9, 2014

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Six new trustees were elected at 4C for Children's annual meeting in May. Diane Jordan-Grizzard, director of strategic talent management at BHDP Architecture and resident of Roselawn, was elected chair of the 4C Board of Trustees.

The following new members joined 20 continuing members on the 4C Board:

Zamaris Geleszinski, is a vice president at PNC Bank. She has served on many boards including SUMA, SBAC, Excel Community Development and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Incubator. A mother of 5-year-old twins, she has volunteered with the YMCA and Council on Aging. She is a resident of Mt. Washington.

Lynnette Heard, director of University of Cincinnati Foundation board relations, previously served as president and CEO of BRIDGES for a Just Community and executive director of the office of the president and board at the University of Dayton. A graduate of  WE Lead, Leadership Dayton and Leadership Ohio, she is resident of West Chester.

Lynne Newsome, a newcomer to Cincinnati, is a retired educator with 30 years experience working with students, teachers and families from preschool through college. She  served on numerous education and arts boards in North Carolina and Maryland and shepherded the creation of a five-star early childhood education and research center at Shaw University. She is a resident of East Walnut Hills.

Candace Novak, vice president for government relations at UC Medical Center, previously held the same position at Catholic Health Partners. She also served as executive director of the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, where she worked with 4C for Children to develop the Strengthening Families Initiative. She is a resident of Mt. Lookout.

Penny Pensak, a long time early childhood and women's advocate, is the president of the UC Health Foundation and chair of the board of HIPPY USA. She previously served as board chair of the YWCA, 4C for Children and the United Way Impact Council. Currently serving as president of the board of Adath Israel, she is a resident of Downtown.

Stephen Richey, a senior partner with Thompson Hine, has 20 years of early childhood teaching experience. He is also the founder and president of the board of Children's Meeting House, an early childhood program in Loveland. He serves as a volunteer mediator and was a member of the board of BRIDGES. He is a resident of Kenwood.

The 4C annual meeting was also the occasion for releasing the 2013 4C Annual Report. View the annual report online or download the PDF version.

For more information or a high resolution photo of the new board members, contact Karen Hurley at 513-758-1201.