Mentor Mondays – Organization Leadership

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – “A community that is engaged and working together can be a powerful force,” – Idowu Koyenikan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is comprised of men and women from a diverse pallet of experience and talent. Each member of the organization utilizes their strengths as a team with a unified purpose, to ignite potential.

One of the many individuals that continue to drive the organization forward is Michaela Madison. This marks Michaela’s first year serving on the BBBS board, although she’s had a relationship with the organization for several years through other partnerships. Michaela is originally from Gnadenhutten, Ohio. She attended Indian Valley High School and Kent State University at Tuscarawas where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied communications. Michaela now serves the community through multiple roles where she utilizes her journalism and marketing experience to contribute to the community.

Michaela now lives in Sullivan, Ohio in Ashland County with her boyfriend and 3-year-old daughter. Michaela’s company, Newsymom LLC, actively serves Stark and Tuscarawas Counties and therefore Michaela remains invested in the betterment of Tuscarawas County.

“Tuscarawas County will forever be my home,” explained Michaela. “This organization is so valuable, and I am proud to be a part of a team that is engaging with and influencing the leaders of tomorrow.”

Michaela explained that there is simply no better investment than our children. “They will one day become our teachers, our politicians, our doctors, etc. They will become members of our society and it is a privilege to give back and ensure every child has access to their full potential.”

There are multiple programs through the BBBS organization to meet kids where they are and inspire them. “If you’ve been thinking about getting involved, stop thinking and just do it!”


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