Before joining CTA, Marnecheck worked as a policy advocate at the Ohio Statehouse. She also served as the Chief of Staff for the City of Parma from 2006 to 2011. Marnecheck also served as Assistant Director of Development at Cuyahoga County Public Library where she led the diversification and attraction of new funds into the Cuyahoga County Public Library system. Marnecheck earned a master’s degree in public administration from Ohio University.
In her role as Executive Director of CTA, Marnecheck will work with Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Chief of Education Dr. Monyka Price, CTA’s Board of Directors and community partners to lead the organization to sustainability and sound partnerships and to advance efforts to ensure that every child in Cleveland attends a quality school, and every neighborhood has great schools from which families can choose.
Before joining CTA, Stacy worked as a Grant Program Coordinator with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Authority’s (CMHA’s) Jobs Plus Program and then as a Homeownership and Financial Counselor with CHN Housing Partners’ (formerly known as Cleveland Housing Network) Lease to Own Program. Additionally, he worked with the city of Cleveland’s Finance Department in their Division of Assessments and Licenses as the City Services Billing Supervisor. In these roles, he was been able to work with multiple stakeholders to serve the needs of the Greater Cleveland community. Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
In his role as the Program Coordinator for the CTA, Stacy will energetically, strategically, and innovatively engage and collaborate with diverse communities and organizations across Cleveland around public education, both district and charter
School Quality Navigator
When Wyndi isn’t working as a navigator for the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, she is working with Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE) as a Bridge Builder. Her focus is to foster relationships between community members and stakeholders to build a well-oiled system of change that elevates the voices of the collective community. She also works with Environmental Health Watch as the Relationship Liaison. In this role, she supports projects, collaborations, and researchers to foster a more sustainable dialogue and community network. She also supports HFFI Central community Project, Race, Food and Justice Conference, Fresh Fest Cleveland, and the FreshLo One Garden Valley Initiative, which supports art, agriculture, and leadership development for the youth in Kinsman- Central neighborhood.
Wyndi is the founder of the Take a Seat at the Table project at Baldwin Wallace University to address student food insecurity at the university. She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program. She sits on the board of Stone Soup Cleveland, which reclaims excess food and redistributes it to those in need, keeping nutritious meals on dinner tables and out of our community’s landfills. All this connects to her mission of ending food apartheid in underserved communities by creating a “healthy inclusive food system” in which community members hold the majority of seats at the table to build food equity in their communities. Wyndi is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University and a certified Community Health Worker. She will graduate in December of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a focus in Public Health.
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Maxine Williams was born and raised in the Saint Claire community of Cleveland’s east side. Her admiration for community was fostered by her positive and supportive experience as an urban youth. Her dedication to supporting communities like her own provides her an organic ability to relate to the communities she serves, forming lasting rapport and building trust. Committed to uplifting the voice of youth, she finds her strength in creativity and open interaction. Along with Cleveland Transformation Alliance, Williams works as a Librarian Assistant with Cleveland Public Library at the Sterling Branch in the historic Central Promise Cleveland neighborhood. She helps promote supportive services and resources that encourage literacy and technology engagement.
Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the Historically Black College, Clark Atlanta University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science at Kent State University with aspirations to continue her service in community support. In her role as Navigator for CTA, Williams will continue to build a one-on-one relationship with Cleveland families. She wants to break barriers by serving and supporting education advocacy through the accessibility of quality resources that support empowerment, more than a career, advocacy is her purpose and coincides with her indisputable value for social justice and community.