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Center of Hope Leadership

Helping Make a Difference throughout the Community

Helping Make a Difference throughout the Community

Staff Members

Tracee Perryman, PhD
, CEO + Co-Founder

Tracee Perryman, PhDAs Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Tracee Perryman leads the executive team and ensures that datadriven programs align with best practices in education, family engagement, and cultural competence. At COHFS, she has developed an infrastructure for evidence-based positive youth development and family support programs. Dr. Perryman earned a PhD from The Ohio State University, where she also served as an instructor. She brings an expertise on culturally relevant practices, removing barriers to achievement, and closing the opportunity gap and is passionate about sharing the COHFS results on the national stage.

Donald Perryman, PhD
, CIO + Co-Founder

Donald PerrymanAs Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Donald Perryman advises the organization on issues of diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and social justice. He received a PhD from Antioch University, where he studied the collateral damage and practical interventions for those directly or indirectly affected by mass incarceration. With DMin, MBA, MA, and BA degrees focused on the areas of leadership and business administration, Dr. Perryman guides organizational advocacy initiatives and is a leading voice in the Toledo, Ohio, community. He is Senior Pastor of The Center of Hope Community Church.

Willetta Perryman
, CPO + Co-Founder

Willetta PerrymanAs Chief Program Officer, Mrs. Perryman advises the organization on issues of education, enrichment, and family engagement. She encourages and inspires parents to become advocates who lead their families and communities. She developed the ELEVATE! Afterschool Program after founding the Creative Village Child Development Center, which was named a model program by the Ohio Department of Education. Instrumental in bringing the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools to Toledo, Mrs. Perryman studied early childhood education and served for 15 years as an educator.

Randall Clark
, Data Management Director

Randall ClarkMr. Clark advises the organization in the areas of data analysis, data management, and performance evaluation. He brings a strong background in sales and customer service in the healthcare, financial, and insurance industries. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Mr. Clark served as a facilitator for the “Breaking Barriers”


Executive Board Members

Fletcher Word

Editor, The Sojourner's Truth Newspaper

Larry Stegall

Executive Board member of the Local 500 Retiree Council 

Reginald Temple

VP, Director of Community Development, Premier Bank

JacQui Wilson

Assistant Vice President, Community Development Mortgage Loan Originator, State Bank

Jim Stengle

President, Good Knight Enterprises