Since the leadership of current CEO, Zulma Zabala, the organization has been without a COO for the past five years. The Cleveland Foundation has granted capacity building funds to support the re-installation of the position. Zulma Zabala shares that the position is welcomed and part of East End Neighborhood House’s Collective Impact Plan that will enhance program delivery, visibility, fund development and accountability. East End Neighborhood House has been leading such collective impact plan now for the past year to strengthen the organization’s infrastructure and campus but most importantly to continue to effectively convene community members and stakeholder’s voice and action in the revitalization of the Greater Buckeye Neighborhood.
Atunyese Herron, B.A., MBA, is a graduate of Ursuline College. Other education institutions in her background includes Tuskegee University and Cleveland’s own Cuyahoga Community College. She is an ambitious executive with 15 years of experience in management, strategic planning, analysis, asset protection and technology. She is also passionate about creating entrepreneurial business ventures that can help sustain nonprofit social goals; such quality served her favorably in the selection for East End’s Chief of Operations. Atunyese is looking forward to continue in her dedication to serving communities and is excited about immersing into East End Neighborhood House’s Culture of Ubuntu and cultural competency practices for service delivery. During her interview, she shared that she has always admired East End’s culturally driven practices, admitting that while consulting for East End, the very open and flexible family work style of the staff was a welcomed surprise. It was different, but at the end of the project it still proved to deliver results. Atunyese shares that she is happy to come on board and help the team reach the goals of the organization’s Collective Impact Plan.
East End Neighborhood House will celebrate 109 years of service, this upcoming 2016. The same year will mark 100 years of service specifically in its current location of Woodhill Road in the still original “HOUSE”. The organization and its supporters are looking forward to the reinvigoration of its mission and services to support East End’s as an anchor and convener of community voice! For any information regarding the Collective Impact Plan, services or the organization feel free to call 216-791- 9378 to set up a Purpose Tour! I am because we are…Ubuntu!