Sheila A. Jordan
Sheila gained her management experience as a Program Manager for the Department of Defense where she worked for 33 years. Her ability to manage a team and oversee multi-million dollar contracts for the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines while volunteering on numerous boards and committees prepared her for her current position as Executive Director.
Sheila has committed most of her life to volunteering her time to numerous organizations, bereaved and youth. She has volunteered for Vitas, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Crossroads Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Boards, theater, music productions, speaking engagements and much more.
She was named Federal Employee of the year by the Department of Defense, and “Woman of the Year” by the Defense Contract Management Agency.
Applause Magazine named her one of Cincinnati’s Emerging Leaders for her community forum with speaker Derreck King, nephew of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and her positions as Black Emphasis Coordinator for the Department of Defense and Chair-person of the Cincinnati Federal Executive Board’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, coordinating government job fairs at local schools around the Cincinnati Area.
She has received recognition from The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Association Multicultural Awareness Council, The Ahimsa Gallery of the Roselawn Community Council, Creativity In Music, The Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault, and many others.
She has performed on stage as an actor and musician, performing in several “Amethyst Ensemble” community theater stage productions. She was invited to speak twice at the Columbus, Ohio Black Theatre and has received worldwide recognition for her two CD Projects.
Children have always held a special place in her heart, and she looks forward to helping as many as she can experience the arts and igniting the creativity and talent that is deep inside us all.