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Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) is an all volunteer, largely self funded coalition of 10 community based organizations, working to make Cleveland Lead Safe. CLASH is fighting for the full and timely implementation of the Cleveland Lead Safe Certificate ordinance and expanding child lead testing for Clevelanders who are at risk of lead poisoning.

CLASH Board of Directors

Awareness for Action  | Andre White is a long time community activist and political advisor on Cleveland's Southeast Side.

Black Child Development Institute-Ohio provides child care center training and advocates for child care safety. Gloria Blevins represents BCDI Ohio; Tonya Craig is her alternate.

Black Lives Matter, Cuyahoga County | Jeff Mixon is a community activist, political operative, and former public school educator and public housing tenant liaison. Albert  Porter Jr. serves as alternate.

Black on Black Crime | Dr. Chantal Dothey is a retired pediatrician and social activist who represents BBCI.  Chantal is a presenter at Town Hall meetings and a liaison to grassroots groups in the African American community.
Cleveland Lead Safe Network (CLSN) | Spencer Wells is a co-founder of the CLSN. Spencer is former director Cleveland Tenants Organization and former Tenant Outreach Director for the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. Spencer is Treasurer of the CLASH Board and manages the organization's communications. Molly Garfield is the CLSN alternate director and serves as Secretary for the Board. Dr. Michael A. Dover serves as an alternate director.

Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America |  Tanmay Shah serves as organizational representative for DSA. Steven McGrew is alternate Director.

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus (CCPC) | CCPC is currently unrepresented on the CLASH Board.

Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition | Yvonka M. Hall founded NEOBHC and co-founded of the Cleveland Lead Safe Network. She is a nationally recognized expert in minority health issues. 

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) | Josiah Quarles is Advocacy Director at NEOCH. Renee Williams serves as alternate.

Single Payer Action Network-Ohio (SPAN Brian Houlehan serves as organization representative to the CLASH Board.

CLASH has four "at large" community members on the Board of Directors 

Accomplishments of CLSN and CLASH