Board Members

It takes a highly qualified and dedicated board to keep our program running. Meet our board members below.

Brenda Cameron Ryan

Founder/Director

In 2016 after a loss of her own Brenda founded Keys to Serenity. She knew 1st hand the pain of losing a loved one due to an overdose as well as the lack of assistance there was for families going through this type of tragedy. Brenda has tirelessly worked since 2016 on behalf of the children and families affected by the opioid epidemic through programs, services, and collaborations with other local addiction focused non-profits. She not only runs Keys to Serenity but frequently travels to the Ohio State House to represent these families in lobbying for bills related to the opioid epidemic. Brenda is an influential figure in Akron and Ohio as a whole for her key role in the fight against addiction and overdoses.

Contact: brenda@keys2serenity.org

Jason Moore

Treasurer

Jason Moore is the son of Brenda Cameron Ryan. He is the treasurer but also assists with events and planning, especially for the yearly fundraiser. Jason is also a Territory Manager at Karcher and runs Moore Sales & Marketing.

David Brooks

Community Outreach Director

Marketing Consultant

David Brooks is a local business owner and entrepreneur who specializes in business consulting. David is a part of Royal Heir Entertainment; An international, multi-platinum entertainment company focusing on Media, Marketing, and Distribution. He is also co-owner of the Akron Aviators, Akron Ohio’s premier semi-pro basketball team as well as owns 36 North Consulting, an Akron based consulting company. Most of David’s clients are non-profits. David assists Keys to Serenity with media, PR, content, grants, sponsorships and general advising.

Contact: brooks@keys2serenity.org

Tamara Cummings

Funding & Partnerships

Tamara Cummings has her social work degree and works as a Supervisor of a Chemical Dependency program with a local non profit. Ms Cummings has volunteered and worked along side a multitude of community organizations that strive to provide equality and justice to all people regardless of their race or ethnicity. Tamara believes that cultural competency and awareness is critical when working with the disenfranchised and minority populations. Ongoing education as well as immersion in different cultures is how Ms. Cummings maintains her awareness of specific issues that plague the diverse populations she works with.

Kenyona “Sunny” Matthews

Advisory Board Member

Raynard Packard

Advisory Board Member

Founder and Director of The Packard Institute (www.thepackardinstitute.com). Northeast Ohio’s premiere integrated clinical counseling and peer recovery support agency. He has been in clinical practice for 29 years, providing clinical counseling for many generations of area families. Raynard completed Master’s studies in counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary and the University of Akron, and his Doctoral studies in clinical psychology at California Southern University. Raynard assists with grants, and serves as an advisor on our board.

Bob Ernst

Advisory Board Member

Retired) Assist with events and planning for Keys to Serenity for 3 years and serves as an advisor on the board.

Tugg Massa

Advisory Board Member

Executive Director of Akron Say No to Dope. Advisor and consultant to Keys to Serenity.

Henry Ryan

Advisory Board Member

Retired from MacTac Husband of Brenda Cameron Ryan. Board member for 3 years. Administrator for the Moose Family Center where Keys holds most of its events. Assists with planning and production of Keys events

More board member Information to be added soon!

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