Q&A with Regina Russell (MEL Alumna)

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Q: Why did you choose to participate in The Center’s Certificate of Minority Executive Leadership?

A: “The CEO of the Area Office on Aging, Northwest Ohio strongly recommended  and supported me for the certificate.Two other colleagues have participated and at least one acquaintance outside of work also attended.”

Q: How has completing the Certificate of Minority Executive Leadership impacted you professionally?

A: “Professionally, it has provided exposure in the community and increased awareness of community agencies who are working hard at restoring trust in the Toledo community. I’ve been encouraged to further my education and to accept new and different responsibilities in my work world.  The breakout lunch sessions with community leaders were instrumental in providing validation of goals and career direction.  Because of the Minority Executive Leadership Certificate program, I am more aware of and have had more involvement with minority business leaders in the community.  It underscores the importance of mentoring and sponsorship of emerging minority leaders in our community.”

Q: What would you tell someone considering the Certificate of Minority Executive Leadership?

A: “Do it! Emphatically, yes? thumbs up!  I’ve been spreading the word about The Center and about this certificate program.”

To learn more about the Certificate of Minority Executive Leadership program visit http://www.c4npr.org/main/certificate-of-minority-executive-leadership/.​

Regina Russell held the position of Waiver Services Coordinator Supervisor/HomeChoice at the Area Office on Aging while in the 2017 cohort. Since completing the Certificate of Minority Executive Leadership she has transitioned within the organization to the Performance Management Lead.