Currently, CCPC has five director level leaders. 

Directors

Tristan Rader - Operation Director

Tristan has spent his career in the non-profit sector working in digital media and social services. In 2009 he co-founded a non-profit to do media training and advocacy work in Africa. Upon returning to the US in 2012, Tristan worked for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to help develop their outreach. Tristan has been involved with advocacy and lobbying for social causes like Medicaid expansion and line items for food subsidies for low-income individuals. Recently Tristan served at the Reginal Field Director for Cuyahoga County and then Northern New Jersey for the Bernie Sanders campaign. He currently manages the Keith Mundy Congressional Campaign. Tristan holds a BA in Business Administration from Kent State, an MPA in Economic Development from Cleveland State and a certificate in leadership and organizing from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.   

Yvonka Hall - Outreach Director

Yvonka is a prominent community leader in Cleveland and has served on numerous boards and committees. She is currently Executive Director at Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. Recently, she was recognized by the both the Ohio Senate and House and the United States Congress for her work in the African-American community. During the 2016 primary Yvonka served as a field organizer for the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign. She holds a BA in Political Science from Notre Dame College and an MPA from Texas Southern University. 

Steve Holecko - Political Director

Steve is a retired Berea high school teacher turned activist. He has served as the Ohio Federation of teachers political director and worked on both of Obama's presidential campaigns (08' & 12'), In 2014 Steve ran for Statehouse and lost narrowly in the primary. In the past, Steve has worked for numerous candidates and causes. Most recently he worked in Cuyahoga County for the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign as a Field Organizer. Steve holds a BA in Education from Baldwin Wallace University.

 

Other Officers

Donna Kolis, Esq. - Treasurer 

Donna is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in Northeast Ohio and has served as legal counsel and treasurer to multiple campaigns from John Kerry 2004, Obama 2008 and 2012, Representative Kucinich and Senator Skindell. 

Jeanette Riffle - Secretary 

Jeanette is retired from the Plain Dealer. She served as treasurer and secretary of Northeast Ohio for Bernie Sanders from the very beginning. Her copy editing experience, dedication attention to detail contribute greatly to the team. 

 

 

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