Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.
Jonathan, a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, is a strong visionary leader whose focus is to continue the mission of KCB and to strengthen partnerships with numerous stakeholders across the region. Jonathan's focus as Executive Director is on strategy, development, working with the board of trustees, and managing KCB staff.
Director of Community Programming
Marissa oversees our Urban Revitalization Department as well as the Great American Cleanup and other volunteer opportunities. She also takes an active role in organizing and implementing safe and clean initiatives in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) areas and assists in the administration of the Safe & Clean Grant process.
Volunteer Programs Manager
Megan manages the organization’s Volunteer Programming which includes the Great American Cleanup and Corporate Sponsored Events. She is responsible for organizing cleanup events for KCB and for helping community groups plan and execute strategic Great American Cleanup events during cleanup season. She also manages the website, social media, and communications for KCB.
Arts Program Manager
Claire manages KCB’s Arts Program out of a satellite studio located on Central Avenue in the West End. This includes painting the barricaded facades of vacant buildings, designing and executing community murals, and constructing eco-art installations. She is responsible for supporting the program’s grants, strategic planning, statistical analysis, coordinating volunteers, and using creativity as a tool for community revitalization.
Arts Program Manager
Katie manages KCB’s Arts Program out of a satellite studio located on Central Avenue in the West End. This includes painting the barricaded facades of vacant buildings, designing and executing community murals, and constructing eco-art installations. She is responsible for supporting the program’s grants, strategic planning, statistical analysis, coordinating volunteers, and using creativity as a tool for community revitalization.
Britt manages KCB’s Greenspace Program. By coordinating primarily with hired contractors and community organizations, she oversees work on greenspace areas we maintain throughout the city in coordination with these groups. Britt also manages the Adopt-A-Spot program and assists with the Great American Cleanup
Education Programs Manager
Kara works closely with Barb, the Director of Environmental Education, to coordinate and deliver in-class presentations, field-trips and assemblies for K-12 students. The education programs covers a wide array of topics including recycling, landfills, water conservation, pollution prevention and litter abatement with Kara updating new themes and topics each year. Focused on sustainability in Cincinnati schools, Kara collaborates with Building Engineers, Custodial staff, Teachers, Principals and other select staff towards action oriented results.
Director of Environmental Education
Barb oversees all programs and projects of KCB’s Environmental Education department and conducts and manages the presentation of educational programs and assemblies in Cincinnati area schools. She sponsors and arranges field trips, coordinates environmental contests, and organizes volunteer experiences for students. She also directs our Sustainability in Action initiative in Cincinnati schools.
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Alan B. Lindner, Chairperson
Abbot Thayer, Vice Chairperson
Alvin B. Dennig, Jr., Treasurer
Michael Kaplan, Secretary
Sandra S. Meyer
Young Professionals Council
The KCB Young Professionals Council is a counter part to the more traditional, formal Board of Trustees and empowers young professionals to participate and create their own vision for carrying out Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s mission. The KCB YP Council is spearheading the development and growth of KCB’s young professional-aged donors and volunteers. The KCB YP Council is the first of its kind for any Keep America Beautiful affiliate in the country.
*Everyone who considers themselves a Young Professional is welcome to join the Council for meetings! Regular meetings are hosted the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at Higher Gravity in Northside. Check the events calendar for more details!
Emily Rossetti, Chairperson