Darcus Anderson is the Community Resource Coordinator for Roselawn Condon School, she is employed by Activities Beyond the Classroom. Darcus previously worked for Talbert House as a Mental Health Provider, where she coordinated resources and facilitated individual, group, and classroom presentations to help increase students social skills. Darcus has a M.Ed in Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology.
Bob is currently the Chairman and CEO for Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan Association. Until late 2020, Bob spent 18 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Director of Business Development. Prior to joining the Bengals front office he served as Hamilton County Commissioner, Director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections and Clerk for Delhi Township. In addition to serving on the SAF Board, Bob has served on many community Boards including the Kenton County Airport Board, Accountability and Credibility Together (ACT), Hamilton County Child and Family First Board, Hamilton County Solid Waste Management, Hamilton County General Health District and Talbert.
Dana Bierman is the Community Resource Coordinator for Aiken New Tech High School, employed by Activities Beyond the Classroom. She coordinates and implements community partnerships and programs by engaging families and residents to support students in learning and life skills. She also facilitates the alignment of district-wide initiatives and community involvement to strengthen services for students and families. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Dana worked in HR management in the private sector for more than 20 years before entering the field of education.
Gage Bley is the Athletic Director at Riverview East Academy.
Paul Brownfield is entering his third year as Athletic Director at Aiken New Tech High School. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Paul has served Cincinnati Public Schools since 2013. Paul is both a member of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). An avid outdoorsman, Paul’s spare time consists of fishing and spending time with family. Personal mantra: It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.
Colleen Cheek joined Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) in 2021 as the AAA (Athletic and Academic Accountability) Pathway Manager. In this role, Colleen oversees the AAA Pathway, which is a comprehensive student-athlete development program designed to provide CPS athletes the supports needed to achieve success in both their academics and athletics. Colleen looks forward to using her decade of experience in the professional sports world to build upon an already impressive program.
Colleen comes to ABC from the Reds Community Fund (RCF) where she worked over seven years rising to Senior Outreach Manager. With the RCF, Colleen managed the Reds Rookie Success League in five locations, created the Reds Home Base program, implemented educational programs for the P&G Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, analyzed RCF program data, and more. Before that, Colleen managed educational programs and donations for more than three years in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets in Community Relations.
Prior to her career, Colleen graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science, in Sport Science. Being born and raised in Cincinnati, Colleen and her husband love all things Cincinnati. Colleen and her husband reside in Silverton with their rescue animals: two cats and a dog. In 2020, they became foster parents with Beech Acres and are now proud foster parents to two CPS high school students.
Prior to joining ABC in 2019, Onyango served as the School Resource Coordinator at Cheviot School, starting in 2013, where he will continue in that role. He has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Central State University, specializing in Graphic Arts. He also worked for Beech Acres Parenting Center as a School Based Case Manager, providing him experience as a qualified mental-health specialist. He provided crisis support for students to assist them with emotional issues and traumatic events while they were at school. He also worked for Children’s Home of Cincinnati as a behavioral health technician, providing direct service to children with mental-health needs in an after-school program.
As a Resource Coordinator at Cheviot School/Cincinnati Gifted Academy West, he has been able to attain some newsworthy events and programs, such as having the first Community Health Fair at the school, and partnering with a farmer’s market that is open year-round to combat lack of healthy food resources in the area. In May of 2019, Mt. St. Joseph University awarded him with the honor of being named the Community Partner of the Year, representing Cheviot School.
Ashley Davis is the Resource Coordinator at Woodford Paideia Academy. She started with ABC at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.
Steven Edwards is the Finance Manager in the Activities Beyond the Classroom main office. Steven started with ABC in June 2016 as the Administrative Assistant, and worked in Logistical Operations and International Shipping Compliance prior. In August of 2019, after proving a tireless work ethic and great business acumen, Steven was promoted from the role of Administrative Assistant to Business Manager.
Steven graduated from Georgetown College in 2012 where he studied abroad in Japan and graduated with his degree in Commerce, Language, and Culture with an emphasis in Asian Studies and Japanese Language. Outside of the office he participates in weekly charity events supporting a number of organizations, such as The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Cincinnati Chapter, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Cat Adoption Team, and more.
As Senior Director of Impact at ArtWorks, Sydney leads the strategic direction, management, and evaluation of ArtWorks’ programming and project impact. Sydney has dedicated her career to improving opportunities and outcomes for youth and communities.
Prior to joining ArtWorks, Sydney was a Teach for America corps member in Milwaukee, WI. Her experience in the classroom and leadership in the camping world ignited her passion for youth development work and led her to Future 5, a youth development nonprofit organization in Stamford, CT where she led fundraising. A life-long learner of visual and performing arts, it was a natural fit for Sydney to join the ArtWorks team in 2018 team to combine her passions for meaningful educational and creative opportunities.
Sydney received her BA from the University of Michigan, where she double-majored in Anthropology and Film, Television, & Media and holds an MA in Education from Alverno College. Outside of ArtWorks, Sydney serves on the board of ish, a Cincinnati-based community engagement organization centering Jewish arts and cultural traditions as a platform for connecting artists with communities to create new experiences and inspire pride in Jewish and intersectional identity.