Dr. Jacklyn A. Chisholm
President and CEO
Dr. Jacklyn A. Chisholm, is President and Chief Executive Office of the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, a private nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through education, personal and professional development programs and support services.
Dr. Thea Wilson
Vice President of Children and Families
Dr. Thea Wilson is the Vice President for Children and Families at the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. In her role as VP for Children and Families, Dr. Wilson is responsible for managing the operations of the Council’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
Vice President of External Affairs
Douglass Bennett is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Council. Doug focuses on the development, integration and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction of the organization and its leadership.
Mark C. Batson
Chief Operating/Chief Information Officer
Mark C. Batson oversees Information Technology, Facilities and Transportation for the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. His core focus is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in order to better serve the Council’s client base.
Vice President of Human Resources
Deborah Southerington is the Vice President of Human Resources at the Council for Economic Opportunities. She is responsible for assessing HR operations to align with organizational goals and creating a more strategic, efficient and effective HR department.
Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Armstrong is the Chief Financial Officer at the Council for Economic Opportunities. She is responsible for assessing and evaluating the financial performance of the organization.