Debra Lewis-Curlee Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone October, 2001 as Executive Director under the previous organization name (Collaborative for Organizing Mt. Pleasant, Inc.) Ms. Lewis-Curlee has extensive experience in human services planning, policy, and program development, especially in regards to children and family services and supports at the neighborhood level. Ms. Lewis-Curlee is a product of Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. Ms. Lewis-Curlee holds an undergraduate degree from CaseWestern Reserve University in Sociology, and a Masters in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. Ms. Lewis-Curlee is an LSW, and National Planning member of National Association of Black Social Workers.
Ms. Lewis-Curlee is the proud mother of one daughter and two granddaughters. She enjoys family and friends, reading, entertaining, going to church, and meeting new people. She has co-authored several planning guides.
Barbara A. Mosby
Grants/Human Resource Manager/Office Manager/IT Manager
Barbara A. Mosby Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone November, 2001 as Officer Manager and assistant to the Executive Director under the previous organization name (Collaborative for Organizing Mt. Pleasant, Inc.) Ms. Mosby has over 30 years of professional experience in the public and private sector in business administration, planning, health and human services. She is the product of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from CapitalUniversity concentrating in Human Resource Management. Her responsibilities are in the areas related to reviewing, tracking and processing of proposals and grant requests sent to MPCZ. She provides broad operational, personnel, and administrative support to the Executive Director, as well as the development and maintenance of both MPCZ Web Site and Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Web site.
Ms. Mosby is the proud mother of three, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She enjoys reading, traveling and is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), Certified in Supervision and Leadership and is a Notary Public.
Beverly-Ann Burks Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone January, 2006. Ms. Burks is a Graduate of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University where she earned a Master of Public Administration Degree in Public Policy. Ms. Burks also holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of Cincinnati in Social Science, and is a certified Economic Development Professional. Ms. Burks has worked in the non-profit, community development arena for over sixteen years, serving as Executive Director of Garrett Square Economic Development Corporation and the Cleveland Community Building Initiative.
She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Transitional Housing, Inc, and is a member of the National Association of University Women. She is responsible for developing programs that meet the needs of the Mt. Pleasant Community that are in concert with the mission of MPCZ. Ms. Burks is the parent of a wonderful daughter and enjoys reading, music, football and crocheting.
Mary Parker Landers
Mary Landers Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone March, 2006 as Community Organizer. Ms. Landers has extensive experience in health and human services and as a community outreach worker. Ms. Landers is a product of theCleveland Metropolitan School District and is currently seeking a degree in Community Health. She is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating programs with agencies and groups concerned with social problems of the community. She also investigates problems of the community and of individuals disadvantaged because of income, age, or other economic or personal handicaps to determine needs.
Ms. Landers enjoys swimming, crocheting, partying and traveling. Mary & Lewis are the proud parents of three, grandparents of nine, and great grandparents of three. Ms. Landers received the McBride Award for Excellence while working for Vocational Guidance Service Community Mental Health, and while working for Cleveland Housing Network had the highest employee placement and retention rate in the organization.
Charles R. Lewis
Plain Talk Coordinator
Charles Lewis Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone August, 2008. Mr. Lewis has over 25 years of professional experience in public and private business. With over 15 years of managerial experience in sales, and services. He has worked with kids on and off in summer programs since 1977. He is currently involved with the Muny Football comprised of boys and girls between the ages of 8-15 for the Cleveland area for the last four years.
Mr. Lewis is a product of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, graduating from John Adams High School, and studied at Central Arizona College in Coolidge Arizona, and at southwest Baptist College in Bolivar Missouri. He is currently furthering his education with classes at Cleveland State University. Mr. Lewis enjoys playing basketball, watching sports, and listening to music of all kinds. He is the proud father of 4, and grandfather of 3.
Kenneth A. Maxwell
Commercial/Residential Code Enforcement Specialist
Kenneth Maxwell Joined the Mt. Pleasant Community Zone October, 2008. Mr. Maxwell has extensive experience as a project and program manager/coordinator and construction consultant. Mr. Maxwell is HUD Certified as a 203-K Consultant, REAC/UPCS Inspector, Properties and Facilities Manager and is also a licensed Real Estate appraiser. Mr. Maxwell has an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Cuyahoga Community College and is trained and certified by the State of Ohio in all areas of Home Weatherization and Energy Audit.
Mr. Maxwell is a member of The East Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and enjoys cooking and horseback riding, and is a founding member of the Ikard Pickett Horseman's Club.