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.
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.
Volunteer Programs Assistant
Emily manages the Great American Cleanup program, working closely with our community partners, and oversees management of the Scrap Tire Grant. She also works very closely with the Volunteer Programs Manager to help grow our corporate sponsored events and community engagement.
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.
Suzy helps the KCB team by coordinating administrative efforts across program areas, enabling program managers to focus on mission and business objectives.
Lauren assists Kara in the planning and implementation educational programming for schools and community events. Contact her today if you'd like to schedule one of our free programs!
Environmental Education Director
Kara 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.
Environmental Services Program Manager
Alistair manages KCB's graffiti and illegal dumping abatement programs, Adopt-A-Spot program and the Sheriff's crews. He works with communities, other KCB staff and government agencies to decrease blight in order to improve overall quality of life for residents of Cincinnati.
Development & Communications Coordinator
Matt is responsible for spearheading development and communications efforts as KCB continues to grow. He is working to create, implement, and manage annual development and public relations strategies. He is also coordinating efforts with the rest of the team in fundraising and general program support.
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 the 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
Mitch Zulli, At Large
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 Monday of each month at 5:30pm at Higher Gravity in Northside. Check the events calendar for more details!
Cassie Brendel, Staff & Board Chairperson
Andrea Burroughs, Events Chairperson
Laura Eaton, Volunteer Chairperson
Ellie Hanson, Meetings Chairperson