Rev. Dr. Stephen Rowan

Rev. Dr. Stephen Rowan currently serves as Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, located in Cleveland’s Glenville community where their mission focuses on being “God’s People, Doing God’s Business, God’s Way.”  Bethany Baptist Church engages in numerous outreach ministries, some of which include: Food Bank, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, and the newest outreach ministry, Kingdom Korner, which is a center focused on building and uplifting the community by providing resource referral and support services.

He is the former Assistant Director of Development and Program Officer for Faith Based/Digital Divide Programs at The Cleveland Foundation, the nation’s oldest and second largest Community Foundation. He is the former Chief Deputy Administrator for Cuyahoga County, where he also served as Director of Operations for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. He is a former partner with the law firm of Ulmer & Berne, LLP, where he specialized in public law and minority and female businesses. Over the years he has served on local, regional and national boards, Committees and Task Forces that seek to build and sustain healthy communities.

Current activities include membership in several Ministerial Alliances, The Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors, the Cleveland State University NEOMED Advisory Board, and the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee. A graduate of Glenville High School, Pastor Rowan holds degrees from Knox College (BA), Northern Illinois University (MPA), Cleveland State University (JD), Trinity Theological Seminary (M Div.) and Ashland Theological Seminary (D Min.).

Save the dates!

October 24, 2014

Annual Trailblazer Luncheon at 11:30a.m. at The Marriott Downtown. Go to "Events" for information on how to REGISTER TODAY!

November 21, 2014

CLE- "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964".  Stay tuned for details and on-line registration!

Guest Speaker at the Trailblazer Luncheon- REDIA ANDERSON

Redia Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Anderson People Strategies, LLC a Human Resources management consulting and executive coaching firm. In this role Redia has helped executives and organizations align people, performance and business results through the strategic development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion as a sustainable business practice. Redia has led teams focused on enterprise-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women and people of color in an inclusive work culture.

Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, Redia is a senior executive with more than 25 years experience in Human Resources and Inclusion management. Her previous experience includes Chief Diversity Officer for Deloitte & Touché LLP, Equiva Services (JV between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories.

Redia received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her graduate degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity and founder of AuthenticAllies®. She has served on numerous boards focused on health, children’s, and women’s issues.






2014 Luncheon Sponsors:

Signature Sponsor: Thompson Hine

Barrister: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Squire Patton Boggs, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Advocate: Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association, Thacker Martinsek, Tucker Ellis, Dominion, Ulmer & Berne LLP, The Cleveland Foundation & Roetzel & Andress

Counselor: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Ohio State Bar Association, Sheryl King Benford, Reminger, Parker Hannifin Corporation & Special Counsel

Table: Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Legal Aid Society, Littler Mendelson, Bethany Baptist Church, Pinkney-Perry/Hylant Group, Cleveland Municipal Court, Brouse McDowell & Gallagher Sharp

Academic: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Squire Patton Boggs, Britton Smith Peters & Kalail Co. L.P.A. & Eaton Corporation

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 24, 2014
Annual Trailblazer Luncheon
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
CLE- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Community Orientation Program
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