Our Board

Richard Clay Dixon

Richard Clay Dixon is a former Mayor of Dayton and the second African-American to serve in that position. Clay, who works with the Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative, also was a Dayton City Commissioner and worked for Dayton Public Schools as well as Central State University.

Deborah Feldman, Chair

Deborah Feldman is president and chief executive officer of Dayton Children's Hospital. Previously, Debbie served Montgomery County for 30 years and was County Administrator for 15 years. She has helped lead the Homeless Solutions 10-Year Plan, the Out-of-School Youth Taskforce and Dayton-area economic development projects. In addition, she chairs the Montgomery County Family and Children's First Council. Debbie has a BA in political science from Miami University and a Master's of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Anissa Lumpkin

Anissa Lumpkin has been serving the U.S. Air Force for the past 16 years, including active duty and reserve time. Holding key positions as an engineer and acquisitions program manager, she worked on several programs including Warfighter Training & Simulations, Join-Unmanned Combat Air Systems, Long Range Strike Platforms and the Small Business Innovation Research program. Anissa currently is the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Legislative Liaison where she serves as the primary liaison between members of Congress, state and local elected officials, and AFRL senior staff.

A proud graduate of Tennessee State University, Anissa earned a Bachelor's of Science in Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering and a Master's of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Anissa volunteers for multiple important causes in the Dayton community.

Tasha Maye

Tasha L. Maye is a nursing assistant with Gem City Home Care and an Associate Minister at Omega Baptist Church. A certified advocate trainer for victims of sexual abuse, she volunteers with the Social Justice Ministry, which takes her into both men's and women's prisons across Ohio.

Because of her passion for children and education, she volunteers at the Dayton Boys Prep Academy and Stivers Schools for the Arts, where her children previously attended.

Jane McGee-Rafal

Jane McGee-Rafal has been involved in public education for almost 50 years. She began her career in rural Ohio in 1968 and since has served 5 school districts in Ohio and Arizona. She was the first female superintendent of the Warren City Schools in Trumbull County, Ohio, and, while in Arizona, one of Jane's positions was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Mesa. For 27 years, Jane worked for Dayton Public Schools. Most recently, Jane was a Vice President of Special Projects and a Senior Executive Recruiter in the oil and gas industry.

Michelle L. Riley

Michelle Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of The Foodbank.  Previously the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Programs at the YWCA Dayton, Michelle has a Master's of Science degree in teaching, and she has been active in the Dayton community since her days as an Assistant Principal at Orville Wright Elementary School. A graduate of the Leadership Dayton class of 2011, Michelle has received numerous awards for her work, including Feeding American Network Leader of the Year Award; Dayton Daily News Top 10 Women of the Year; YWCA Dayton Woman of Influence 2017.