Meet the ICs

Internal Consultants (ICs) provide all of the training programs that OCATO offers. Every IC is highly qualified with a higher education degree and several years of experience in the field they’re teaching. They also go through an approval process and must receive annual recommendations in order to serve as an IC.

Pam Crawford

Pam Crawford

Pam Crawford is a senior/social/transit assistant program director at the Community Action Committee of Pike County. She has over 25 years of experience working with non-profits and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. The trainings she specializes in include:
•    Bridges Out of Poverty
•    Customer Service
•    Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)

Jeffrey Diver

Jeffrey Diver

Jeffrey Diver is the executive director at Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF), the appointed Community Action Agency for Butler County. He has over 35 years of experience working with non-profits and bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Education.

Jeff specializes in the following trainings:

  • Board Training
  • Bridges Out of Poverty
  • Customer Services
  • Strategic Planning
Laurice Kennedy-Brown

Laurice Kennedy-Brown

Laurice Kennedy-Brown is the community services program manager for the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC). She has ten years of experience working with non-profits and has a Master of Social Work degree. The trainings she specializes in include:
•    Bridges Out of Poverty
•    Customer Service
•    Family Development
•    Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)

Shirley Maul

Shirley Maul

Shirley Maul is worked in the Community Action Network for nearly 30 years and has remained actively involved since her retirement. Shirley has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. The trainings she specializes in include:
•    Board Training
•    Bridges Out of Poverty
•    Customer Service
•    Family Development
•    Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)

Julia Wise

Julia Wise

Julia Wise is the executive director for Highland County Community Action Organization. She has 25 years of experience and a master’s degree in Organizational Management. The trainings she specializes in include:
•    Bridges Out of Poverty
•    Board Training
•    Customer Service
•    Head Start Policy Council
•    Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)
•    Strategic Planning

Cheryl Grice

Cheryl Grice

Cheryl Grice is the executive director at Pathway Community Action in Lucas County. Prior to joining Pathway she served as Director of Energy Efficiency and Empowerment Services at IMPACT Community Action in Franklin County, Ohio. Cheryl has enjoyed a rich career in the public, private and nonprofit sectors and has dedicated Community Action experience to provide a variety of trainings to OACAA members.