Joining the Democracy Collaborative in December 2011, Rhonda Coleman serves as Operations Director and Executive Assistant to Ted Howard. Before her time here, she spent 15 years in administration with the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and more recently, two years as a health program coordinator/director with the Lorain County Urban League. Rhonda has a long history with various, local non-profit organizations including serving on the boards of the Lorain County Community Action Agency, the Oberlin Race Relations Committee, Parents for Public Schools and others. She is currently pursuing a degree in Health Care Administration, and looks to address health care disparities and education outside of her work for the Democracy Collaborative.
In her spare time, Rhonda owns a small, cosmetics/health and beauty sales business; serves as part-time secretary and Children's Church ministry Director for her church; sings in the church choir, is a grandparent reader for her grandson's classroom; a volunteer community health advocate in Lorain County, and enjoys card making, scrap booking, gardening, sewing, cooking and family time. Originally from Oberlin, Ohio, Rhonda is also a mother of four and grandmother of two.