Board of Directors
Anna Marie Durtschi, President (North End Resident)
Anna is a part of NECIC for several reasons. The good work they do to help local citizens with improving their quality of life through housing, employment, teaching individuals how to garden to improve the nutrition of its residents. Valuing our elderly population by providing support and recreation opportunities. Valuing our residents by providing small grants for community projects and events. "The list goes on but also because I am a resident of the North End and directly benefit from the positive actions provided by this wonderful organization. "
Friends of North Lake Park 283 W. 3rd St. Mansfield, OH 44903
Paul Kemerling, Vice President
Paul is one of the founders and original Board members of NECIC; he returns to the board after a five year hiatus. In 2011 Paul and his wife opened Relax, It's Just Coffee, a neighborhood coffee bar located in downtown Mansfield. Paul brings nearly 25 years worth of non-profit experience to the NECIC Board room.
Relax! It’s Just Coffee 105 N. Main St. Mansfield, OH 44902
419-522-1521 – Work
Phil Mazzocco, Secretary
Phil is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ohio State Mansfield. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2006 from Ohio State Columbus. His research focuses on race-related beliefs and opinions.
Sam Weiler, Attorney, Ernst & Young LLP
Sam is a tax attorney/consultant within the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP as well as an adjunct accounting professor at the North Central State College Urban Center. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Sam was an attorney at Inscore, Rinehardt, Whitney & Enderle Co., L.P.A. in Mansfield, Ohio. While attending college, Sam also worked as a staff accountant/portfolio manager at Banc One Community Development Corporation in Columbus, Ohio.
614-232-7105 – Work
Braxton Charles Daniels III (North End Resident)
Braxton was born and raised on the North End of Mansfield. Majority of his family still remains on the North End of Mansfield. He has worked with with the following community driven companies: Richland Source, Graziani Multimedia, Field Market, Relax It’s Just Coffee, OSU Mansfield and NECIC. Braxton has his displayed artwork throughout the community of Mansfield, and currently has photography displayed throughout the NECIC building.
Phone: (419) 989-7047
Valerie F. Webb Harper
Valerie is a born and raised resident of Mansfield, Ohio. She is an administrative professional at UMADAOP Community Outreach Center, located at 215 N. Trimble Road, here in Mansfield, Ohio. Previously, she had worked as an Ombudsman for Area Agency On Aging , Jobs Etc. for the State of Florida as a case manager for the Adult Food Stamp Program, the State of Colorado reviewing and typing Appeals, and the State of Ohio as a specialist in Employment and Training as well as Unemployment.
Serving on the NECIC Board broadens her creative thinking when it comes to helping others.
Receptionist/Community Health Worker Mansfield UMADAOP North End Resident 215 Trimble Rd. Mansfield, OH 44906
419-525-3525 – Work
Loretta Norris (North End Resident)
Loretta Norris is a Mansfield native who worked at HR Choices for a number of years. She previously served on the NECIC board as the Executive Secretary and has rejoined the board for another term. Loretta enjoys serving on the board and working with Deanna because they are a sincere group who wants to uplift the community. She appreciates the forward thinking and the ability to voice your opinions and have them heard.
Aaron Williams, Jr.
Following in his father's footsteps, Aaron is pastor of Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ. Aaron is originally from New Jersey and moved to Mansfield in 1979. His mother is a Mansfield native.
Aaron enjoys working with NECIC and positively affecting the lives of the North End people. A father and husband, he hopes to help make the North End a safer and more prosperous place for families. "Kids that grow up here should feel like they have the same opportunities as anyone else," he said.
Jodie A. Perry
Jodie A. Perry, IOM, CCEO-AP has served as President of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce in Mansfield, Ohio since July, 2014. In that role she is responsible for overseeing the operations of the 1,000 member organization which works to promote the business and economic vitality of the Richland County area.
Jodie is excited to be apart of the NECIC Board, "I value the great work they are already doing and hope to be a link to the broader business community."
55 N. Mulberry St. Mansfield, OH 44902
Hiner joined the NECIC board because he wants to see the North End and it’s residents thrive. "There is immense potential in the north end of Mansfield. There are great things happening every day that I wasn’t aware of and wanted to be enlightened." He also felt that he could provide value to the organization with experience in housing, something NECIC has a core mission to improve housing opportunity in the North End.
President of Park National Bank
Phone: (419) 524-3370
Ken is the Marketing Manager at The Gorman-Rupp Company. He was raised in Mansfield and brings 25 years of marketing and management experience to the board. In addition to his professional background, Ken is involved in the Richland Preservation Action Group as well as The Mansfield Memory Project community photo archiving effort.
Cynthia Antoinette Daley
She has lived in Mansfield for over 14 years. Lived on the South side when she initially moved here then later the family purchased a home on the North End where she currently reside.
Amanda Stanfield (North End Resident)
Amanda has lived in the North End of Mansfield since 2000, along with her husband Matthew and their seven children. They first became involved with NECIC through Neighborhood Watch and received small grants to get a small community garden started on their street, which was active for five years. The Stanfield's are the owners of GrowFourth Urban Farm, Mansfield's first homestead urban farm, in conjunction with the FFAR project through NECIC and OSU-M. Amanda is a Certified Kindergarten Paraprofessional at the Richland School of Academic Arts, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Sustainable Farming from the University of Massachusetts. She considers it an honor to serve Mansfield's North End as an NECIC board member.
Phone: (419) 512-3771