Executive Leadership

Meet our executive team. we strive to bring our community closer by Promoting equity and unity in all of licking county

DeVeonne Gregory, MBA


Mentoring youth is an immense characteristic that is unwavering in DeVeonne’s life of service to others. Her mission is centered around her trust and belief in a higher power the drives her ambition. Revitalization of communities throughout Central Ohio has been one of her most celebrated accomplishments as well as providing resources for housing, educational and health reform.

Gregory is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Legacy Academy of Excellence. Her responsibilities working as COO, consist of conducting risk management analysis, managing million-dollar budgets, and meeting strategic goals. Developing partnerships and relationships that aide in resolutions for the needs of our citizens and the community are her top priorities.

DeVeonne received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Early Childhood Education from the HBCU, Central State University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Over the years, DeVeonne has worked as a volunteer volleyball coach for Reynoldsburg Recreation and YMCA, and has been a vital team player in many political campaigns. She is also a proud board member of the Orange Hearts for Makenzi Organization, in memory of seventeen year-old Makenzi Ridley who was senselessly murdered in June, 2021. DeVeonne is a board member of the National African American Male Wellness Agency and is involved in many other community agencies.

She is a resident of Reynoldsburg and a proud mother of two wonderful children and one fur baby.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ― Muhammad Ali

Sonya Glover

Vice President I

Sonya Glover, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, born to the late Charles and Virginia McIntosh, she is the eldest of three sisters. Sonya, attended Cleveland Metropolitan School District and graduated from Collinwood High School, as Class President, Most Athletic and a member of the National Honor Society and her favorite Student Council. Sonya Glover continued her education at Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, Ohio where she played basketball, Alumni of the now, Ohio Dominican University, she continues to support The ODU Panthers!

Sonya, started playing basketball prior toTitle-IX rules and law changes and she has coached the game of basketball for over 35 years, from AAU Travel Ball, Boys & Girls Club Ball, Middle and High School, and John Carroll University. Coach Glover, organized hundreds of team and position camps across our country and conducted thousands personal training sessions over the years. Coach Glover, has held the position of Athletic Director and Family Life Director for World Harvest Church and Harvest Preparatary School and was Head Coach and Athletic Director at Patriot Preparatary Academy, Columbus, Charter School.

Sonya is married to David Glover,who is an United States Air Force retiree; they’ve been married for thirty-nine years; they have two adult children, Karen(Jermil) and Kevin, and have been blessed with seven grandchildren. Sonya Glover has a passion for God’s Word and leadership development. Sonya is dedicated to standing for Christ Jesus and was born again as a teenager.

Currently she is, the Licking Heights Head Girls Basketball Coach, a Minister at New Birth Christian Ministries. Sonya and David are co-teachers of, Marriage by Design, along with teaching New Members classes.

Min. Sonya Glover and her spouse are facilitators of Family Dynamics Institute for Couples.

Sonya Glover, will always be a child of God, coach, mentor, and advocate of HIV/AIDS Awareness, volunteer with LifeCare Alliance, Meals –On-Wheels, and the American Red Cross, recently joining the NAACP , all of which are her reasonable service, as she continues to present herself.( Romans 12: 1-2)

Coach Sonya Glover, is a resident of the Licking Heights School District, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

corey stroud

Vice President II

Karla mccarthy shockley

Vice President III

emily vermillion