CDF Board of Directors

Members of CDF’s Board of Directors represent a number of the diverse organizations engaged in community revitalization in Greater Cincinnati. They share unique perspectives as professionals, innovators and residents of the communities CDF serves.


Kimberly Mauer, Board Chair
Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
Board member since 2002

Susan Thomas, Board Vice Chair
President, Fifth Third Community Development Corporation
Board member since 2018

Linda Graviss, Board Treasurer
Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasurer (retired), University of Cincinnati
Board member since 2006

Kathy Schwab, Board Secretary

Executive Director (retired), LISC of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Board member since 2007


Robert Alexander
Bank Executive (retired), Consultant
Board member since 2003

Eric Avner
Vice President & Senior Program Manager, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
Board member since 2002

Doug Burgess
Senior Vice President, Republic Bank
Board member since 1988

Philip Denning
Executive Vice President, The Port
Board member since 2021

Darin Hall
President & CEO, Civitas Development Group
Board member since 2014

Kevin Hughes
Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield
Board member since 2011

Margaret (Peg) Moertl
Consultant and Leader of The Greater Cincinnati Regeneration Alliance
Board member since 2006

Edgar Rust
Executive Director (retired), Homesteading and Urban Redevelopment Corporation
Board member since 1988

Murray Sinclaire Jr.
President & CEO, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC
Board member since 2009

Rea N. Waldon, Ph.D.
President & CEO, KDDK Legacy Group LLC
Board member since 2013

Jimmy Wilson
Vice President of Affordable Living, Episcopal Retirement Services
Board member since 2021

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