CLASH Members

Members of the CLASH coalition include:

Black Lives Matter, Cuyahoga County | Jeff Mixon is a community activist, political operative and former public school educator and public housing tenant liaison. Sharon McDuffie, is a board alternate. Andre White is a select member who heads up CLASH's Electoral Team.

Black on Black Crime | Dr. Chantal Dothey is a retired pediatrician and social activist. 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. Before he retired, Spencer was director Cleveland Tenants Organization and later the tenant outreach director for the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. Spencer is Treasurer of the Board of Directors and manages the organization's communications. Erika Jarvis is a community leader in the Glenville neighborhood and a survivor of childhood lead poisoning.

Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America | Drew Thomas is a director representing DSA and Rose Driscoll is the board alternate the DSA.

Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition | Diane Howard is a public housing resident and activist in Cleveland. Diana King is a lead survivor and activist.

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus (CCPC) | Rosemary Palmer represents the 3000 members of the CCPC. Steve Holecko is CCPC’s alternate director.

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) | Chloe Sudduth is Advocacy Director at NEOCH. Chris Knestrick and Molly Martin are board alternates. NEOCH provides meeting and workspace for the CLASH members and volunteers.

Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition | Yvonka Hall founded both NEOBHC and is a co-founder of the Cleveland Lead Safe Network. She is a nationally recognized expert in minority health issues. Yvonka serves as President of the CLASH Board and has primary responsibility for CLASH public awareness activities.

Organize Ohio | Larry Bresler is the Executive Director of this coalition of grassroots organizations. Larry is an adjunct professor at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Brian Mallory is an alternate board member.

CLASH also has two "at large" community members on the board of directors

  • Jeff Johnson is a former Cleveland City Councilperson. Jeff introduced the first Lead Safe Housing ordinance at Cleveland City Council. Jeff currently serves as the administrator of the Cleveland Housing Courts' Housing Specialists.

  • Darrick Wade has been a crusader against lead poisoning since the death of his son as a result of lead poisoning in public housing. Darrick is an ordained minister and makes frequent speaking appearances throughout Cleveland.