SW Ohio Chapter

Supporting a new kind of leader for SW Ohio

NLC SW Ohio is committed to supporting young local leaders working to make a difference in their communities. Focused on engagement, intersectionality, accountability and progress, our young chapter is already creating real results for our region.


NLC Graduates in the two years since our founding.


Community-focused projects that have come to life through NLC SW Ohio Capstones.

“When I was asked to join NLC, I was really apprehensive because I wasn’t super politically involved. But as I went through the Institute I quickly learned that it was more about building a community of people that just want to create a better world for everyone and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.”

– Rachel Easter (she/her/hers)
2020 NLC SW Ohio Fellow

“This group has challenged and supported me in ways I never expected. I am so grateful for the work NLC has done to create a space for us to get involved and create progressive change in our community.”

– Kait Bell (she/her/hers)
2020 NLC SW Ohio Fellow

2021 Fellows

Chantia Pearson

Police Lieutenant, Cincinnati Police Department

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Christopher Myers

Policy Developer

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Daniel Zimmer

ESL Instructor and Writing Tutor, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

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Eunique Avery

MPA, University of Cincinnati

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Jose Sanchez

Bilingual Legal Assistant, McKinney and Namei

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Kendra Broadwater

Industrial Hygienist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Mary Kate Genis

Architect, KZF Design

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Matthew Heldman

Development Officer, City of Cincinnati

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Nora Rowaily

Project Manager, Data Recognition Corporation

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Samantha McLean

City Planner, City of Cincinnati

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Sarah Fischer

Electric Vehicle Specialist, Electrification Coalition

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Shawn Krishnan

MD Candidate, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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Sulin Ngo

Freelance marketing generalist and copywriter

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Andrew Brown

Briana Snyder

Brianna Wilson

Darius Beckham

Dominique Francisco

Eddie Davenport

Edward Smith

Hillary Kenkel

Janiah Miller

Juliana Madzia

Kait Bell

Lauren White

Melissa Bertolo

Nick Lennon

Rachel Easter

Rebecca Salley

Samantha Shattuck

Siobhan Tellez

Thomas Caruso

Virginia Tallent

Zachary El-Sawaf

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