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Dayton Leadership Academies

A Leader In Me School With A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

Meet our Board

Ms. Taylor Belle
Belle, Ms. Taylor
Vice Chair Member-Finance, Audit and Governance Committee
Taylor Belle is the Manager of Youth & Teen Program at the YWCA Dayton. She is a Social Work intern at Rise Counseling Group in Centerville, OH  and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Ms. Belle earned her Masters  of Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Wilberforce University.
Mr. David K. Greer
Greer, Mr. David K.
Board Member-School Culture, Community Engagement Committee

David K. Greer retired from the Federal Government with a little over 31 years of service to his credit.  Mr. Greer’s civic activities began in 1996 and is as follows: he is very active in his Harris Memorial CME Church as the Usher Board President and Trustee Board since 1997, Member of the Male Chorus; Member of Dayton Leadership Academy (DLA) 2001 to present; Northwest Priority Board Vice Chairman – 2001 to 2003,  Chairman 2005 to present; graduate Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) – 2000; graduate first Citizen Police Academy – 2001 and graduate Citizen Police Academy – 2015; Member, Dayton to Durban Elimination of Racism Housing Caucus – 2003; Member Alliance Community Schools Board of Trustees of Dayton – Member since 2001; Lifetime Member, Blacks In Government /Greater Dayton Chapter, former 1st Vice President 2005- 2008 and present Chaplin, and recipient of the 2020 Community Service Award; Former 2nd Vice President Interdenominational Church Ushers Association, Inc. of Dayton; Former YMCA Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) Board Chairman (Trotwood location) and Current MemberMembership Chair of the Dayton Community Revitalization Network (DCRN); Former Member, City Wide Development Corporation (CWDC) Board 2009 to 2014; Board President of Power Net of Dayton, Inc. 2010 to 2016, and Member until 2020; 2013 inductee to the Dayton Africana Elders Council (DAEC); 2013 Candidate for City of Dayton Commissioner; petitioner in 2015 for City of Dayton Commissioner; recipient of SCLC Dayton Chapter 2016 Community Service Award; recipient of Dayton Unit NAACP Community Service Award 2018 and Lifetime Member Dayton Unit NAACP; Vice President CARES Justice Institute, Inc.2021 – present; Member Dayton Public Schools Foundation since 2017 to present; Vice President Salem Avenue Business Association (SABA).

Mr. Greer is the proud father of Naomi, Darnell, Salina, and David Jr.  Along with the blessing of his children, he has been doubled blessed with eight grandchildren, one great-grandson and one great granddaughter.  

Mr. Ashton Hood
Hood, Mr. Ashton
Board Chair-Finance , Audit and Governance Committee

Ashton Hood is the Assistant Attorney General for the 

Ohio Attorney General's Office - Civil Rights Section. He is also the Executive Director of the Columbus Cultural Orchestra and a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Mr. Hood is a former middle school teacher and Teach For America alum. 

Mr. Hood earned his  Doctor of Law degree in Education and Employment from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Lehigh University
Ms. Alisha Murray
Murray, Ms. Alisha
Board Member-Academic Committee

Alisha Murray is the CEO of Daybreak. Mrs. Murray has over 20 years of experience in both direct care and supervision of direct care. She is a leader in therapeutic direct care for homeless youth, having served as associate clinical director and housing manager at Daybreak for 11 years and as Chief Program Officer since 2020, leading the organization through the delivery of services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a licensed social worker (MSW) with an additional Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a distinguished member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2023.
Mrs. Carroll Prewitt
Prewitt, Mrs. Carroll
Board Member-Academic Committee

Carol Prewitt is the President at Prewitt Consulting LLC. 

Ms. Prewitt is a native Daytonian, mother, grandmother, educator, business owner - Prewitt Consulting LLC, Civility, Etiquette and Business Protocol Training, community volunteer, mentor, public servant, servant leader, and United States Air Force veteran. She received her BA in Sociology from St. Leo University. Carol is a Leadership Council for Nonprofits Certified Nonprofit Board Leader. One of her favorite pearls of wisdom is, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” (Frederick Douglass) Her affiliations and community involvement/awards include: 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Beta Eta Omega Chapter

Church Women United in Greater Dayton

Dayton Chapter of the Links Incorporated

Dayton Section - National Council of Negro Women

IAPC Ambassador of Civility

Miami Assembly #22 Order of the Golden Circle

Mentoring Collaborative of Montgomery County

Ruth Chapter #104 Order of the Eastern Star

The Institute for Civility in Government

Toastmasters International

Twentig, Inc.

Women Organized Resources for Liberia's Development (WORLD), Inc.

Women in Business Networking (WIBN)

Women in Christian Leadership

Amer Court #65 Daughters of Isis Excellence in Leadership Honoree

Department of the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Medal

Mary Scott Legacy Award Honoree

The President's Club Outstanding Community Service Award

Toastmaster of the Year Award, Downtown Morning Toasters Club

Women in Business Networking 2013 Top 25 Women to Watch Honoree

2023 YWCA Women of Influence Award 

2023 Dayton Unit NAACP Hall of Freedom Award - Lt. Col. Charity Adams Award of Excellence

Ms. Abi Sullivan
Sullivan, Ms. Abi
Board Member-School Culture, Community Engagement Committee

Abi Sullivan serves as the Assistant Chief Deputy at the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Auto Title Division. As a long-standing resident of Montgomery County, Mrs. Sullivan played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Help Center. This center provides county residents with access to programs and resources that facilitate a better understanding of legal issues and the navigation of the court system.

Mrs. Sullivan holds a degree in Communications- Public Relations from Southern New Hampshire University and is a distinguished member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2023. She takes pride in her role as a devoted wife to Daniel Sullivan and a loving mother to Nathan and Shirley.

Rev. Joshua Ward
Ward, Rev. Joshua
Board Member-Finance , Audit and Governance Committee

Rev. Joshua Ward is the Senior Pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio, where he has served in various ministerial capacities, including Youth Pastor and Assistant to the Pastors since June 2010.  In addition to his work at the church, Rev. Ward also served the residents of Dayton as the Senior Civil Rights Investigator for the City of Dayton Human Relations Council from April 2012 to March 2018. He is a proud 2006 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA., having received his B.A. with honors in Business Marketing and Spanish. He then returned to Ohio to further his education, earning his J.D. from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law in 2010. Having received a calling to ministry during his legal education, Joshua moved back to Dayton and enrolled in Seminary immediately following law school and received his M.Div. from United Theological Seminary in 2014.


Rev. Ward also serves the broader community as a regional board member of American Baptist Churches of Ohio.  His professional and volunteer efforts recently earned him a coveted recognition as one of the Dayton Business Journal’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 professionals, recognizing emerging business and professional leaders in the Greater Dayton area.  


Alliance Community Schools 
2023-2024 Board Meeting Calendar

*All meetings are held at the Dayton Leadership Academies in the library*

Monday, July 17, 2023

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, September 18, 2023

12:30-2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2023*

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, November 13, 2023*

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, December 18, 2023
12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, January 22, 2024*

12:30-2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 20, 2024*

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, March 18, 2024

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, April 15, 2024

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, May 20, 2024

12:30-2:00 pm

Monday, June 17, 2024

12:30-2:00 pm

*Dates that are not the 3rd Monday of the month due to holidays/school breaks.