Social Equity Impact of COVID-19 on Communities - Panel Discussion
Social Equity Impact of COVID-19 on Communities a panel discussion will be the third in a series of events on “Cities and Regions in the Post-Coronavirus Era,” initiating community conversations on what lesson we can learn from this crisis to create a more resilient and sustainable world.
What will be the social equity implications for communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Moderated by Harvey Miller
Our panelists include:
- Deanna West-Torrence - Founder and Executive Director of North End Community Improvement Collaborative of Mansfield, OH.
- In 2007, Deanna and other residents and community leaders applied their collective experience and founded the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC). NECIC's mission is to improve the quality of life and economic landscape of the North End Community. Deanna attended Rebecca Grubaugh, Creveling and Discovery Schools, Johnny Appleseed Middle School and graduated from Malabar High School in 1987. She then attended the University of Cincinnati and the Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development. Deanna is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s African American Leadership Program in 2005, and the Harvard Kennedy School for executive Education in 2011. She has managed local non-profits for many years. https://www.necic-ohio.org/who-we-are/staff-members
- Michael Wilkos - Senior Vice President of Community Impact of The United Way of Central Ohio
- Michael Wilkos is Senior Vice President of Community Impact. His team develops effective strategies to improve our community and invests in programs provided by funded partners to implement these strategies. Prior to joining United Way, Michael was Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation. During his tenure at the foundation he initiated, led, and managed more than $9 million in competitive grant-making to support holistic community revitalization in Weinland Park, an effort to stabilize and revitalize a mixed-income community near The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the foundation, Michael served as Senior Impact Director and Director of Neighborhood Development at United Way of Central Ohio. In that position he managed program allocations supporting neighborhood development strategies. Among many other duties, he also directed volunteer involvement in developing and implementing strategies supporting housing and community safety programs.
- Jason Reece - Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, City and Regional Planning Section at The Ohio State University
- Jason Reece is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the Knowlton School. His research, teaching and professional experience focuses on social equity in city planning, fair housing, health equity and asset-based community development. Reece was formerly the senior associate director and director of research for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. He established the opportunity communities program at the Institute, developed the opportunity mapping methodology and established the Institute’s health equity program.
- Autumn Glover - MCRP, MPA – Government Affairs and Community Relations Consultant, Wexner Medical Center / PACT, President
Autumn Glover is an urban planner passionate about the intersection of race, place and health. She has worked at Ohio State and Wexner Medical Center for more than ten years in progressive leadership roles including strategic planning, community and local government partnerships. Currently, she serves in a dual role with Wexner Medical Center and Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT). She is a founding staff member of PACT, currently serving as President of the nearly ten year old “community quarterback.” PACT is a nonprofit focused on the disruption of intergenerational poverty and the creation of a mixed-income community through strategic program and project investments, with an emphasis on housing, education, economic impact and health. She is responsible for the design and implementation of PACT’s award-winning community engagement process for the development of the PACT Blueprint for Community Investment. This work resulted in more than $220 million dollars of program and capital investments including $30 million in HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Implementation grants. She teaches in Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and serves the Columbus community as a board member and volunteer through a number of organizations. Originally from Toledo, OH, Autumn lives in Columbus with her husband and daughter.
Tune into our webinar to hear the perspectives of our panelists!
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