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Our Team and Partners

Meet the team and partners working behind Limited Ambition.

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Alicia Robinson
Founder & Executive Director

"Dream-Believe-Achieve isn't just Limitless Ambition's motto; it's the mindset that fuels Executive Director, Alicia Robinson."

 

Alicia Robinson is a visionary leader driven by an unwavering commitment to empowering the next generation of young women who will shape the world. Her journey embodies the transformative power of dreams, unwavering belief, and relentless determination.

With a heart full of dreams, Alicia embarked on a path to make a profound impact. She sacrificed the comforts of a secure life to pursue her passion, aiming to touch the lives of thousands. 

From the humble seed of an idea, Alicia nurtured and cultivated Limitless Ambition into a thriving nonprofit organization. The impact has been tangible, altering the way young women envision their futures.

Alicia's personal journey exemplifies her resilience and unwavering dedication. Armed with a Master's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University, specializing in positive youth development and nonprofit studies, she dives deep into her passion. Her research focus on African American women, their motivation levels, and the contextual factors influencing their academic success reflects her commitment to driving positive change.

Beyond her role at Limitless Ambition, Alicia extends her influence by serving on several prominent boards. She's a valued member of the United Way of Summit and Medina Board of Directors, the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio Board of Directors, and the Greater Akron Chamber Women's Leadership Council.

Alicia's tireless dedication and exceptional contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including:

  • 2020 Kent State University College of Education Recent Alumni Award: Recognizing her outstanding achievements and dedication to her alma mater.

  • 2020 Athena Young Professional Award: Honoring her as an emerging leader making a significant impact in her field.

  • 2019 Akron Women's Network Emerging Leader Award: Acknowledging her as a rising star in the professional community.

  • 2019 Crain's Cleveland Notable Women in Entrepreneurship Award: Celebrating her entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments.

  • 2017 Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award: Recognizing her as a visionary leader shaping the future of Akron.

 

Under Alicia's leadership, Limitless Ambition was honored with the prestigious 2021 National Association of Social Workers Agency of the Year Award, a testament to the organization's outstanding contributions to society.

Alicia Robinson's story is one of inspiration, resilience, and the unwavering belief that dreams can become reality. She continues to be a driving force in the pursuit of a brighter, more inclusive future for young women and communities at large.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of directors is focused on driving the mission of Limitless Ambition while fueling the vision of the future. Our leaders are beacons of empowerment for all of our community and they provide the stewardship needed to ensure we provide value with every strategic step forward.

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Kelli Thomas
Board President

Operational Supervisor at FedEx Custom Critical

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Emily Grnach
Board Vice President & Governance Committee Chair

Manager, Training and Communications Office, Ethics and Compliance

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Terese Fennell
Board Secretary & Governance Committee Member

Associate Attorney at Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co, LPA

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Sharon Means
Board Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

COO/ Integrator at Redmond Accounting Inc.

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Debra Musch
Board Member & Governance Committee Member

Executive Recruiter at Higher Horizon

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Christa Nuru
Board Member & Fund Development Committee Member

College and Career Academy School Counselor at Akron Public Schools

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Gina Betti 
Board Member & Fund Development Committee Member

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones 

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Roxanne Turner 
Board Member & Governance Committee Member

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Omnicell

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Nicole Hoover 
Board Member & DreamKit Taskforce

Director of Field Talent Acquisition and Development at Hearthside Food Solutions

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Daria Gaither
Board Member & Fund Development Committee Member

Communications Manager at Fed Ex Custom Critical

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Melissa Owens
Board Member & Curriculum Taskforce

Haz Mat & Accident Specialist at Fed Ex Custom Critical

Limitless Ambition Volunteer Team
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Ashley Williams
Director of Finance
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Rebecca Smith
Director of Operations
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Candace Tell
Program Coordinator
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Rachelle Yarbrough
Community Outreach Coordinator
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Lyndsay Molnar
Fund Development Committee
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Aris Nelson
Marketing and 
Communication Task Force
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Gabrielle Barnes
Social Media Specialist
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Joi McConnell
Program Facilitator
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Ritika Hari
Program Facilitator
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Christina Anderson
Program Facilitator
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Katelee Mata
Program Facilitator
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Chelsey Palmer
Program Facilitator
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Makayla Minard
Program Facilitator
Limitless Partners

Limitless Ambition has partnerships with organization to help us fuel our mission and continue to make an impact in our community. Below are our "Limitless Partners" who help us bring our mission to life! 

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