The PACT board is initially comprised of two representatives from each of the three founding members: Ohio State, CMHA, and the City, and two community members. As other significant financial partners are identified and the needs of the organization evolve, it is proposed that the PACT board ultimately grow to fifteen members.
Christopher Culley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Culley directs the University’s Office of Legal Affairs. He is responsible for the delivery of legal services by the Legal Affairs staff attorneys, and he supervises external legal work by over 25 state and national law firms. His special areas of responsibility include legal issues in university governance and administration, legal services to the university’s areas of business and finance, construction, human resources, athletics and government relations.
Elizabeth Seely, Executive Director and CEO of The Ohio State University Hospital East and CarePoint East
Seely is responsible for all aspects of operation and management of the 185-bed, community-based hospital on Columbus’ near East Side. The hospital provides more than 10,000 patient admissions, 8,000 surgeries and 50,000 emergency department visits each year.
Bryan Brown, Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development for CMHA
Bryan Brown is the Senior Vice President of Planning and Development at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). He develops, prepares and communicates CMHA’s short and long-range strategic plans to meet CMHA goals of affordable housing and services to low-income residents of the Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio community. Bryan represents CMHA with federal, state and local officials, with industry interest groups, and with for-profit and non-profit organizations that assist CMHA in fulfilling its mission. Bryan collaborates with CMHA partners to design and implement business models to leverage the use of CMHA resources to develop affordable and mixed-income housing. Bryan joined CMHA in 2010. He brings broad leadership experience to the organization from executive roles in the non-profit sector where he spent many years advocating funding, program standards, and legislation to improve service delivery to needy children and families.
Hal Keller, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH)
Mr. Keller has been with Ohio Capital Corporation since its inception; first as Director of Development and then as President since 1993. Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing is an independent, non-profit corporation created with the assistance of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in 1989. Mr. Keller oversees all corporate policy and fiscal affairs, including securing corporate investors for Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity funds and coordinating efforts to develop housing projects receiving equity investment from the Ohio Equity Funds. To date, Ohio Capital Corporation has raised more than $3.25 billion in corporate equity for LIHTC projects involving more than 700 transactions and 35,000 units of affordable housing in Ohio and Kentucky.
Steve Schoeny, Director of Development for the City of Columbus
Steven R. Schoeny leads a team of 170 employees dedicated to improving the economy and neighborhoods of Columbus. The Department of Development has an operating budget of $32.8 million and oversees $44.6 million in Capital Budget Funds. The Department of Development is responsible for housing, code enforcement, economic development, land redevelopment and planning. Schoeny joined the City after serving as a principal with Ice Miller Whiteboard, a consulting group that provides growth and development strategies to corporations, organizations and state and local governments.
Larry Price, President and Chief Executive Office for L Price & Associates
Larry Price, is an associate minister at Triedstone Baptist Church and president and CEO of the lobbying firm L. Price & Associates. Price is a former state representative who also worked in the mayor’s office early in the Coleman administration.
Fred Ransier, Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP and University Hospital East board member
Fred is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the bankruptcy practice and the government affairs and lobbying group. He has served as a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Southern District of Ohio since 1988 and represents clients in commercial and real estate matters. Fred is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the National Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Ohio Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
Al Edmondson, President of the Mount Vernon District Improvement Association (MVADIA) and owner of A Cut Above the Rest Barbershop
Al Edmondson is the owner and proprietor of the A Cut Above the Rest barber shop in Columbus, Ohio. Al was born and raised in Columbus, where he graduated from Columbus’ East High School. Upon graduation from High School, Al enlisted in the United States Army and is a Desert Storm, Gulf War veteran. After an honorable discharge from the army, Al graduated from college, and soon thereafter returned to the community in which he grew up to establish a barber shop.