Staff

Meghann Marnecheck

Executive Director

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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.

Eli Stacy

Program Coordinator

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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.

Maxine Williams
School Choice Navigator

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.

Anju Abdullah
School Choice Navigator

Anju has spent the last 12 years’ participating in various community engagement activities throughout the city of Cleveland and East Cleveland. She is a Certified Community Health Worker who enjoys connecting citizens with resources and opportunities that improve their neighborhood, health, and environment. Anju is also a Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent who enjoys helping families protect their loved ones while planning for their future.

Anju is currently a Child Care Licensing Supervisor for Cuyahoga County’s Department of Health & Human Services. In this role she ensures that Family Child Care Providers are following state rules while providing care for children that attend their program. As a Navigator, Anju will assist Cleveland families with locating resources and researching school options. Her desire is to successfully assist families with enrolling their child in a school that best fit their needs.

Natalie Ziegler
School Choice Navigator

Before joining Cleveland Transformation Alliance, Natalie completed the Cleveland Foundation’s Public Service Fellowship as a member of the 2019-2020 cohort. Natalie’s fellowship host site was the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Communications and External Relations Division, and she supported data analysis, community engagement, and donor relations initiatives in her time there. Natalie also previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Rochester, New York, where assisted in program management and development for young adult refugee curriculum and services in the Rochester City School District’s Office of Adult and Career Education Services.

As a School Choice Navigator, Natalie guides families and caregivers through the process of selecting and assessing schools and supports parent and family engagement initiatives for CTA.