Samuel is a lifetime resident of Greater Cincinnati, who spent over 20 years living on the downtown streets of Cincinnati. For over 25 years Samuel self medicated on the streets due to untreated and misdiagnosed mental illness. He received his C.N.A. on May 11, 2017 at Gateway Community Technical College. Samuel is now taking courses at Northern Kentucky University in the Social Work program. He currently holds above a 3.5 G.P.A.. He served as Vice president of student government and served on the judicial board while at Gateway. He is a peer certified as well as Green Dot trained, Narcan trained, C.P.R., first aid and took courses in suicide prevention. Being a clean and sober for almost 3 years Samuel is on the student committee of NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Counselors) as well as serving on legislative board of OAADAC (The Ohio Association of Addiction Counselors) his passion is working with addicts, alcoholics and those who suffer from mental illnesses Samuel also enjoys working with the homeless teaching them that change is truly possible.
Susan Landis one of the 2017 Cincinnati Enquirer/Greater Cincinnati Foundation "Women of the Year." Susan is a graduate of Gateway Community and Technical College. She graduated with her Associates Degree. On May 11th 2017 she earned her C.N.A. she is currently working towards her Bachelors in Social work at Northern Kentucky University with a full scholarship for the PCWCP (child welfare program.) Susan carries a current 3.7 G.P. A. Susan is a cerified peer support specialist as well. Susan serves with her husband Samuel on the student committee of N.A.A.D.A.C. and serves on the legislative board of O.A.A.D.A.C. Susan loves working directly with the less fortunate her belief is that we all need to leave the world a better place than when we got here.
Bruce is a lifetime resident of Greater Cincinnati. He recently retired as a computer systems analyst. Bruce has always been a humanitarian. Bruce's philosophy is to help who every you can wherever you are with with what you have
Joe Abbott, President of JLAbbott,
Joe Abbott is a committed and successful technology leader having been in IT for 25+ years with IBM as well as a private, regional technology consultancy. His visionary direction, broad knowledge base and areas of expertise extend to complex enterprise-level sales, public and private sector business development strategies, marketing assessments, marketing plans and sales plans for companies through start-up, survival, turnaround, and growth modes. Joe currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife.
Kevin Finn is the founding President/CEO of Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc., which leads a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Working in partnership with 30 non-profit organizations, Strategies to End Homelessness coordinates a centralized emergency shelter hotline, homelessness prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter and housing solutions with the goal of ending homelessness. He began working with the homeless in 1998 as a street outreach worker, providing services to homeless teenagers who were living on the streets.