Board + Staff
Zac KohlExecutive Director
Zac has long considered Akron to be the epicenter of the universe. Growing up in the Westside of Akron, he traded over to the Eastside in 2012. That is where his wife, Beth, and he bought and rehabbed a home for their three sons. Zac founded The Well CDC in 2016 and decided to repurpose a hundred-year-old church building. When he isn’t coming up with awesome ideas, he loves investing in his local church as a pastor and coaching his sons’ soccer teams.
Kelly McHoodAssociate Executive Director
Kelly grew up on the southside of Akron not far from where her grandparents lived when they were children. While she has spent a significant amount of time traveling throughout the United States and abroad, she found her home right back where she started. She lives with her partner, Steve, and thier four cats. They enjoy being outside, eating local food, and conversing about late-stage capitalism, regenerative systems, and yoga philosophy.
Curtis Minter, Jr.Operations Director
Curtis was born and raised in the great City of Akron. In 2014, Curtis left us for Denver, CO, but could not stay away for long. He found his way back to Akron in serving the residents of Middlebury at The Well CDC. After a decade in the nonprofit sector, he’s got the skillset to accomplish any task –like adaptively reusing 100-year old churches or building out shared-use kitchens! Curtis serves our local community in a variety of ways including President of the Akron Urban League Young Professionals.
Reuben AuckHousing Manager
Jen MeadeFund Development Director
Jen is originally from Toledo, Ohio but has called Akron home since her freshman year at UA in 2013. She graduated from The University of Akron with a BA in Education and stayed in Akron because of her love for the city, the people, and of course Zippy. She started and currently manages The Well CDC’s Akron Hope program, oversees the Resident Services team, and supports the Fund Development team. She has 8+ years of experience working in philanthropy and loves that she gets to support students, teachers, and families with her daily work.
Jen received The Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award in 2021, The University of Akron’s 5 under 35 in 2022, is an associate board member for the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, and serves as a steering committee member for Akron Public School’s College and Career Academies.
Joyce FoxProperty Manager
Joyce Fox is a property manager who helps develop families to mature tenancy and home ownership. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Rhetoric and Communication and is a lifelong learner having participated in numerous trainings and received recognition in entrepreneurship, culture of poverty, mindset, and classroom leadership. The 25 years of experience within education and housing has taught her to approach property management with a social work mindset to restore value and dignity to the families we serve. When she is not working with families, find her coaching health-minded individuals, line dancing, creating art through photography, or making special gifts.
Chris NorrisHousing Coordinator
Before serving with The Well CDC, Chris worked diligently to start and maintain a thriving property management and housing restoration business. His pursuit of giving back has been evident through the use of his talents and resources. Over the past few years, Chris has had the opportunity to do remodeling projects in multiple states, work on disaster relief teams, and even do building projects overseas. Starting with a background in ministry and business, Chris has allowed his passion in the field of construction and serving others to fuel his work at The Well CDC.
Joe VasselAcquisition/Rehab Manager
Marta RoueihebWorkforce Manager
Todd SchelerethFund Development Assistant
Erica BanksAkron Food Works Coordinator
Olivia NolandFund Development Coordinator
In her spare time, Gwen is a professional cook specializing in southern cooking. She is a proud mother of two sons who she brags about constantly. Gwen states her favorite thing about working at The Well CDC is the people who she works with side by side.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Ann Durr (Chairperson)
Market President, Portage Community Bank
Past President & COO, Valley Savings Bank
Engineering Supervisor, Swagelok Company
Angela D. Harper
Recruitment & Retention Manager, Akron Public Schools
Residential Manager, Focus2focus Independent Living
Executive Director, Development Fund of the Western Reserve & Western Reserve Community Fund
System Director, Government Relations, Summa Health
Michelle De La Isla
Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Former Mayor, City of Topeka, Kansas
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Energy Harbor
Round River Consulting
David H. Maynard
General Manager, OEM
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
Certified Financial Planner, Impel Wealth Management
Vice President, Community Development Consultant of Northern Ohio, PNC Community Development Banking
Pastor, Citizens Akron Church
Global Risk Management, Goodyear Tire and