As a nonprofit, Marion Matters is governed by a board of exceptional volunteers and community members.

Meet the Marion Matters Board of Directors

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Annette Walton

Immediate Past Board President 


Alan Gonzales


Freedom Caregivers

Alan Gonzales joined the Marion Matters board in 2021. He comes from a diverse background of Human Resources as well as Business development and holds national certification for employment law. He has volunteered his time across multiple counties in aiding the effort of finding economic independence for all in need. Alan also excels in career placement, coaching, and resume building with youth and adults. Currently, he is working in the health care sector and spending time with his family. Alan and Maggie have been married for 10 years and have 2 children and 2 dogs. They enjoy spending time with their children and their dogs.

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Martrice White

Vice President

Martrice Designs and Things

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Tyler Pigman


Marion Public Health

Tyler Pigman is the Director of Environmental Health at the Marion Public Health Department.  Tyler is a Marion transplant and has been at the Health Department for 15 years.  Tyler enjoys working with clients for better health outcomes not only for themselves but for the whole community.  Educating clients on health and safety and keeping the residents of Marion safe has been a top priority for his career in Marion.  Tyler has been a board member on the Marion Palace Volunteer Board, Marion Young Professionals Board, Tri Rivers Culinary Arts Advisory Board, and helped create the Marion County Housing Coalition.  He feels it is a privilege to contribute to Marion Matters since it is such an important need and worthy organization.

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Courtney Ruth


Ohio Health

John Shank


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Tim Thacker

Getting Ahead Graduate Ex-Officio

Marion Municipal Court

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Cliff Smith

Marion Municipal Court

Cliff Smith is a Probation Officer for Marion Municipal Court. He has worked as a Probation Officer for the past 5 years. In this role Cliff runs the court’s Diversion Program, diverting first-time offenders out of the criminal justice, as well as, working with military veterans through Veterans Treatment Court. Cliff comes from a strong corrections background working with incarcerated adults and youths with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Ohio Department of Youth Services.  Cliff has an Associate Degree from Marion Technical College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University and a master’s degree from Ohio Dominican University.  Cliff believes in the mission and work of Marion Matters and considers it an honor to serve as a board member.

Brandy Page

Marion Technical College

Brandy Page is an Academic Advisor and Retention Coordinator at Marion Technical College.  She has been working in different positions at Marion Technical College for the past 6 years.  Brandy is a Marion native and graduated from Marion Harding High School in 2002.  Brandy attended classes on the Marion and Columbus campuses of The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts from the Ohio State University in 2008.  Early in her career, she spent 5 years working with children and families in both social service and health clinic settings.  When she’s not working or volunteering in her community, you can find her having fun with her furr-babies, family, work family, and best friends.