Kate and her spouse moved into Kennedy Heights in 2013 and now have two little girls. They adore the neighborhood with its old trees, quiet streets, and thriving arts. Kate works in marketing and participates in Cincinnati’s vibrant theatre scene. This is Kate’s second term as Co-President and she has been editing the newsletter for three years.

Kate Elliott
Co-President Sharifah is one of the most active residents in the neighborhood! She is the Director of The Caring Place, has been a member of the Community Council for many years, is a leader with the schools and Youth Council, and more. This is her second term as Co-President.
Sharifah Tafari
V.P. Community Planning

Mary Ray grew up in East Tennessee and worked for Gannett/USA Today in Washington, DC for 15 years before moving to Cincinnati in 1995. She has lived in Kennedy Heights for 25 years with her husband, Chris. She is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker. Over the years she has served on the Boards of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Development Corp, and Community Council, where she is currently VP for Community Planning. She enjoys hiking in Cincinnati's many parks with her dogs, Daisy and Duke.

Mary Ray
V.P. Community Administration Eric was born in Columbia, Tennessee. His family moved to Cincinnati where he attended Princeton High School and The Ohio State University. He worked at GE for 15 years as an assembler then began a career with Local 12 TV. He retired after 26 years in 2018. He and his wife Barbara have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They have been residents of Kennedy Heights for 27 years and love the diversity. The street they live on, everyone knows everyone—It’s like a big family.
Eric Armstrong
Secretary Peggy is a lifelong Cincinnatian, growing up in the downtown area, then later living in several other neighborhoods before finally landing in Kennedy Heights. Peggy has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Jewish Hospital for 43 years.
Peggy Brown
Treasurer Romona and her family has been living in lovely Kennedy Height for over 28 years. She is a realtor with Sibcy Cline, and a I looked forward to working with KHCC and giving my best for the community.
Romona Mayo
Member at Large Jean has lived in Kennedy Heights for 32 years, raising her children with her husband, John. She has served on the Board for several years now, including in the capacity as the Neighborhood Support representative. She looks forward to seeing more community participation from all neighbors.
Jean Bange
Member at Large Cassandra lives in Kennedy Heights with her husband. She is the Director of Disability Services at Xavier University in their Office of Disability Services. This will be her second year on the Executive Board.
Cassandra Jones
Member at Large Steve and Lin Grieser have lived in KH for 35 years. Steve joined the KHDC in 2013 and serves as the Chair of their Housing Committee. He was cofounder of the KH Aging in Community Initiative in 2014. Steve is a Member at Large of the KHCC Board representing Aging in Community concerns. He also serves on the KH Community Planning Committee.
Steve Grieser
Member at Large
Anita was born & raised in Cincinnati and has been a Kennedy Heights resident for five years. She has four children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her hobbies include sewing & gardening, and she is currently working part-time at the new Kennedy Heights branch of Guardian Savings Bank.
Anita Hisle

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