Who We Are


Meet The Board of Directors


Richard “Zoom” Scott, Chairman

Occupation, Technician Fox 8

Board member 7 Years



Eleanor Nolan, Co-Chairman

Retired Dean of Students, Baldwin Wallace College

Board member 9 Years



April Scott,

Committee Chair, Public Relations

Occupation, Social Media and Digital Format

Board member 7 Years



Tonda Lanton, Secretary

Executive Producer, Cool, Smooth & Jazzy Unlimited

Coordination, Cleveland Clinic

Board member 1 Year



Tim Lowe

Security Professional

Board member 1 Year



Sherry Green

Educator, K-12 Intervention Specialist,

Speech and Language Pathology

Board member 1 year



Anita Johnson

 Ameri-corps, John Carroll University

Board member



Christopher Walter

Social Worker,

County Division of Children

and Family Services

Proficiency Teacher, CMSD

Board member 1 year



Rev. Dr. David A. Cobb, Jr.

SOS Advisor Board member



Executive Director – 2008 to Present

Dyeatra Carter-Williams

Managing Partner, Carter Exterminating Company

Community Outreach, Emmanuel Baptist Church

Board member, Treasurer,

East Cleveland Forest Hill Homeowner Association



Program Development – 2009 to Present

Karen Douglas

Entrepreneur &  Community Health Worker


Strengthening Our Students is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is “enriching the lives of children and families through innovative educational and life skill programs” within the urban community. Offering programs such as summer camp (ages 7-12), summer high school internship, after school  tutoring, and college scholarships.