Executive Leadership Committee
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications
Tia Stathopoulos Butterworth, Community Volunteer
Traci Buckner, National Inventors Hall of Fame School
Ann Brennan, White Hat Management
Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions
Brenda Cummins, Summa Health System
Olivia Demas, Community Volunteer
Kim Haws Falasco, Robert W. Baird
Sue Hobson, Akron General Health System
Dee Lowery, FirstEnergy
Sallie Lux, Brouse McDowell
Christine Mayer, The GAR Foundation
Meg Andreeff Matejkovic, The University of Akron
Natalie Mowery, Merrill Lynch
Betty Rider, The University of Akron
Mona Sarkar, FirstMerit Bank
Debra Adams Simmons, The Plain Dealer
Kirstin Toth, The GAR Foundation
Ellen Tressel, Community Volunteer
Leslie Ungar, Electric Impulse Communications
Kristie VanAuken, The Akron-Canton Airport
Bernett Williams, Akron Children’s Hospital
Mitzi Horn, The University of Akron
Carolynne Breaux, Community Volunteer
Becky Considine, Community Volunteer
Brenda Gainer, Oswald Benefits
Suzy Hughes, PCNA
Judy Laney, Akron General
Joan Marsh, Community Volunteer
Betty Oprian, Akron General
Kyle Passmore, The University of Akron
Kaye Reiter, Summa Health System
Cadie Shafer, Akron General
Susan Straus, Chair of Passion; Summa Health System
Peggy Zanin, Akron General
Candace Campbell Jackson, Esq., joined The University of Akron as the Executive Assistant to President Dr. Luis Proenza in December 2003. In 2005, she was promoted to the position Chief of Staff and in January 2007, she was promoted to Vice President and Chief of Staff.
In this role, she is primarily responsible for advising the President on organizational and policy decisions; developing, coordinating and implementing Presidential initiatives; and managing the operations of the Office of the President. In 2009-10, Ms. Jackson coordinated the campus-wide strategic planning and visioning process that engaged over 3,500 members of the university community and culminated in Vision 2020 – The New Gold Standard of University Performance– new vision, mission and six strategic goals – student success, global relevancy, distinction, vibrant and engaged campus, partnerships and integrated planning to sustain our success.
With Intercollegiate Athletics and Institutional Communications and Marketing reporting to the President, Ms. Ms. Jackson provides operational oversight to those units and works closely with the Associate Vice Presidents and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on operational and budgeting issues. Additionally, Ms. Jackson is currently providing executive leadership to the Division of Student Success and Engagement while that area undergoes restructuring, and the Executive Director of EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall to assist with the planning and coordination of community relations efforts in preparation for a campaign to celebrate the hall’s 40th Anniversary.
Ms. Jackson has been recognized as one of the top leaders in the Northeast Ohio area by Crain’s Cleveland Business and Kaleidoscope magazines for her professional accomplishments and civic contributions. She was recognized by the Women’s Network with the Woman of Achievement Award in 2006; by the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in 2008 with The Harold Stubbs Humanitarian Award for service to the field of education in 2008; by the Women of Color Foundation in 2009 as the Woman of the Year; and by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio as a Woman of Influence in 2010; by Inside Business magazine in 2012 with the Athena Award for leadership and service; and by the University of Akron School of Law in 2012 as an Outstanding Alumnae. In 2011 Ms. Jackson was the Co-Chair of the successful Summit County Developmental Disabilities Agency levy campaign.
Formerly, Ms. Jackson was a member of in the Public Law and Corporate Departments of the law firm, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, practicing in the Akron and Cleveland offices.
Ms. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University in 1988 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995.
Director: Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Member of Executive Committee
Director: Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Trustee: Summa Health System – Western Reserve Hospital
Trustee: Children’s Services Board of Summit County
She and her husband, Mark Jackson Sr., have four children.
Welcome to the Akron Go Red For Women Website! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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