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Our team



President & CEO

Shayla L. Davis, is a former State Representative and City Council Member of Garfield Hts. Her experience spans notable roles, including Chief Strategy Officer, and Director at the Office of Minority Health, highlighting her commitment to public service and welfare.


Shayla's educational pursuits have been pivotal to her career accomplishments. She earned degrees in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, and Law from Cleveland State University, which have endowed her with extensive knowledge of organizational operations, legal tenets, and the workings of the nonprofit sector, thereby sharpening her abilities to manage intricate community issues and advocate for meaningful public policy.


Shayla's commitment to servant leadership and strong family values significantly enhances her commitment to public service, fostering a more empathetic and effective approach in her professional life. This grounding influence from her family enhances her empathetic and effective approach to work. 


"As OLBCF's new leader, my vision is to honor the legacy of Ohio's Black elected officials and their impact on American politics. This rich history will inspire future grant-making, focusing on empowering communities and nurturing future leaders. We aim to foster inclusive leadership and advocate for impactful community policies, continuing this proud legacy to create meaningful, positive change throughout Ohio." 


Administrative Service Coordinator


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