Board of Directors

Deborah Bressoud Parker
President of the Board

Deb Parker is an entrepreneur, running her own education marketing and strategic planning company called SLEM3. She is passionate about supporting fair trade and other international initiatives to help others improve their living conditions. In addition to being president of the board, she volunteers in her church community and for the Council for Older Adults in Delaware County. She is also a former board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Before moving back to Ohio, Deb worked in New York City as Director of Corporate and Partnership programs for BusinessWeek magazine, and Manager for the Newsweek magazine Education Program.

Charles Wilson
Vice President

Rev. Wilson, originally from Massachusetts, has been rector for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for the past 5 years. Prior to ordination he was the Kinship Care Program Director for the Ohio Department of Aging. Father Charles is involved locally and sees Global Village Collection as a chance to work towards the Millennium Development Goals which have been supported by the Episcopal Church. He lives in Delaware with his wife and two children.

Jennifer Fillman
Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer has been working the past 17 years at Cardinal Health.  She currently serves as Vice President, Finance for the Specialty Solutions division. Jennifer is an OWU alumna and has made her home in Delaware County. When looking for a way to give back to the community she called Sue Pasters, OWU’s Director of Community/Service Learning when Jennifer was at Ohio Wesleyan. Sue recommended Jennifer use her talent on the Global Village Collection board; boy are we glad she did!

Kathy Rausch
At-large Board Member

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Kathy Rausch was invited to participate on the board for GVC in 2008. Looking for a way to give back to the global community, Kathy jumped “on board” when she was introduced to the wide range of products and educational services that GVC provides to the community at large.

Kathy owned and operated an interactive marketing agency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for 14 years (Interactive Ink, Incorporated).

Since 2008, Kathy has been working with entrepreneurs on their online marketing. The timing for Kathy to join the board was perfect and she was thrilled to be a part of creating the new brand and website.

 

Pamela Taylor
At-large Board Member

Pam was born in Delaware County, attended Buckeye Valley High School and Ohio State University.  She studied and worked in Florida from 1979 to 1994, when she returned to work at the Delaware County District Library.  She has been the Circulation Manager there since 1996.  She served on the boards of the Delaware County Literacy Coalition, The Council for Older Adults and is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the board of the Women’s City Club.  Pam met Deb, our Board President, while on the board of the COA. Pam has long admired Global Village and its mission, after learning even more through Deb, she expressed interest in being on the board. We are so glad to have her.

Ben West
At-large Board Member

Ben is retired and very involved in his church community. In addition to volunteering for various committees and councils, he talks about stewardship. He has been a hospice volunteer and also a Docent at the National Aquarium. It is no surprise he enjoys time being on the water, boating. Before retiring Ben was an executive at General Electric Company with experience in advertising, sales promotion and retail sales. His particular focus on the board has been first in helping with the move in November 2011, and then in working with store staff to develop the system for fair trade offsite sales.