Leadership - Think Tanks on Poverty

Think Tank Leadership Teams

The Think Tanks on Poverty each have dozens of local leaders involved in leadership teams that manage and coordinate the local efforts in their community. If you would like to be put in touch with someone on the leadership of a Think Tank in your area or if you have a general question, please email us and we will make sure your message gets to the Think Tank. [email protected]



Wendy Tarr, Director, VOAN 

Wendy manages ARCH and the Think Tanks on Poverty as part of her role as Executive Director and co-founder of The Vincentian Ohio Action Network (VOAN). Wendy has worked throughout California, Ohio, and the Midwest with faith communities building cross-sector collaborations as a community organizer for 13 years, primarily focused on economic justice, immigration, and criminal justice reform issues. Wendy is currently the director of the Vincentian Ohio Action Network. Prior to VOAN, Wendy was the Midwest Regional Organizer for "Bibles, Badges, and Business for Immigration Reform," a network of faith, law enforcement, and business leadership working to establish a new consensus on immigrants and America, led by the National Immigration Forum in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Wendy worked for eight years for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice of California, where she organized diverse faith communities to support low-wage workers in struggles for living wages, affordable accessible healthcare, responsible development, and workers' rights. [email protected]   


Sarah O'Donnell, Communications and Operations Management, VOAN

Sarah O'Donnell supports VOAN with our administration and communications. She came to VOAN through the Americorps VISTA program and has been a huge asset to Think Tanks on Poverty program development. Sarah has a passion to help people in the community and support the growth of nonprofits working to alleviate poverty and inequity and address social justice issues.  Sarah is a graduate of Denison University in Granville. [email protected] 


Young Leaders & Field Organizing Volunteers!

VOAN has received interns from OSU, Notre Dame, and Denison University. They served for various lengths to gain professional and organizing skills. We also work with many local grassroots leaders to support their skill development through apprenticeship programs and project leadership with our various events, Think Tanks, and initiatives. Contact us if you are interested in an internship! [email protected]

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    published this page in About 2020-03-17 09:56:59 -0400