Until recently nearly half of the OHCHA Governing Board has been with the organization since its formative years, bringing veteran wisdom to the table, but a yearning for new ideas from the Millennial generation. Worry, no longer! Three new talented board members have joined the effort since December, growing our governing body to 10 members, its largest size in over a decade.
They are Diana Marvel, who is the Assistant Director of the Center for Campus and Community Engagement at Ohio University. Marvel came to the region from Seattle as a graduate student and fell in love with the landscape and culture here and is a now an active citizen, involved in a variety of community activities in the Athens area.
She is joined by Alicia Caton of Shawnee, who actually lives in an apartment above OHCHA headquarters in the Historic District. Alicia is a native of Lancaster, served as an Americorps member with OHCHA during the 2015-16 term, an avid backpacker and is employed as an Events Planner with The Inn at Cedar Falls in the Hocking Hills.
Meigs County native and film documentarian Evan Shaw rounds out the list of newcomers. Shaw has created four documentaries on southeastern Ohio communities for WOUB Public Media at Ohio University and is an avid historian. His filmmaking talents have also landed him with a steady second job with NFL Films, taking him around the country to professional football venues each weekend throughout the season! We welcome these newcomers ranging in age from their late 20’s to late 30’s to our organization. We fell younger already!