CDF-OHIO Advisory Board

John P. Brody, Director, Kegler Brown Hill+Ritter

John Brody is a director at Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter where he practices primarily in the areas of litigation, energy, dispute resolution and insolvency. He also serves as the firm's chair of community service efforts. John is actively involved in the community and has served in numerous positions including chair of Goodwill Columbus and president of South Side Settlement House. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, John has been recognized as Ohio Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics magazine and in The Best Lawyers in America®.

Dr. Daniel J. Curran, President Emeritus, University of Dayton

Dr. Curran has served a decade as president of the University of Dayton, recognized as a top-tier research university and one of the 10 best Catholic universities in the country. The Philadelphia native became the University of Dayton’s 18th president and first lay leader on July 1, 2002.  An energetic man of faith and vision, Dr. Curran brings a forward-thinking approach and a strong commitment to social justice, internationalization and the Marianist educational philosophy to the University of Dayton.

In the Dayton region, he focuses on economic development and high-tech issues. In 2011, he was named one of the 10 most influential people in Dayton by the Dayton Business Journal. In 2010, he received the Regional Leadership Award from the Dayton Business Journal, which also named him one of the year’s 10 most influential people of the decade. 

Dr. Curran earned his PhD from the University of Delaware after receiving a Master's degree from Temple University and a Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University. He is a sociologist by training and a noted scholar in criminology, juvenile justice, and social problems.  In addition, Dr. Curran has an interest in international issues. 

Sheryl McKenzie, Vice President, Products and Capabilities, Alliance Data

Sheryl McKenzie is a strategy and marketing executive in the financial services industry.  As Vice President with Alliance Data’s card services business, she brings a unified, market-differentiated approach to capability development and product management, specializing in strategy, innovation and go-to-market paradigms.  Sheryl also leads Alliance Data’s Innovation Lab where her teams focus on product ideation, concept simulation, and next generation technology that drive customer acquisition, inspire customer behavior and brand loyalty. 

Sheryl is passionate about the professional development of women in business and the advancement of children, and currently serves as the Legislative Chair for the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, an organization dedicated to the leadership development of children and the shaping of tomorrow’s leaders.

Sheryl has an MBA in Economics, Operations Management, and Computer & Information Systems from the William E. Simon School, University of Rochester. She also has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Retired, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. was raised in LaGrange, Georgia and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary.  He was called to ministry at the age of 17.  Reverend Moss has consulted with presidents, been honored for his work in civil rights, and has delivered the Word of the Gospel all across the globe.  He was named to the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership panel by President Barack Obama in 2009, where he served a one-year term.  This panel is a newly established 25-member White House Advisory Council that works to form partnerships between government at all levels and non-profit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to more effectively serve Americans in need. 

He is recognized and revered for his dedication to all humankind. Reverend Moss has an impressive career in the ministry. He formerly served as co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and worked closely with the Senior Pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. Rev. Moss enjoyed a close and personal relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has continued his important work fighting the ills of our society. Active in many causes, he unceasingly pursues equal opportunity for all in making a more just society, including Ohio's families and children.

Amy Schultz Clubbs, Chair, Regional Vice President, Molina Healthcare Inc.

Amy Schultz Clubbs is the president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio, a health plan that enrolls 15 percent of the state’s 1.6 million Medicaid recipients in managed care.  As president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc., Amy is responsible for the operational oversight of the Ohio health plan as well as the implementation and execution of various strategic initiatives. Before she was chief operating officer of Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Ms. Shultz Clubbs served as the health plan’s chief financial officer.  She brings more than 21 years of financial experience and over 15 years of health care and insurance experience to her role as president.  Amy's background enables her to provide unique insight and expertise to the issues affecting Ohio's families and to recognize potential avenues for CDF-Ohio to more effectively advocate for children.

Amy holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Ohio University.  She also currently serves on the board for the Neighborhood House.

Michael J. Taylor, Senior Vice President, West Territory Executive PNC Bank

Michael J. Taylor is Senior Vice President, West Territory Executive, for PNC Bank.  He is responsible for community development and CRA activities for Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Prior to this he was the president and executive director of the National City Community Development Corporation, the first community development corporation founded by a financial services company.  The Community Development Corporation invested more than $1.5 billion in revitalizing neighborhoods.  National City’s investments in these projects have led to total investments of $11.9 billion and have helped to create more than 83,261 new and rehabbed housing units.

Mr. Taylor has experience in both private and public sector community and economic development, as well as twenty-five years of banking experience.  He has held the position of senior vice president and executive director of Michigan Multi-Cities Community Development Association.  He has served as community development specialist for the National City CDC, and commercial/community development manager for National City Bank – Southeast Michigan.  

Michael Taylor is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Administration. He is also a graduate of the Robert M. Perry School of Banking. He was awarded the National City Bank of MI/IL Excel Award in 2000, the highest recognition an employee can receive, for outstanding contributions and service to the community.