Welcome to our New Board Members for 2022

We would like to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors. With their leadership we will be able to renovate greenspaces, restore trails, plant hundreds of trees, and more this year! Our volunteer Board consists of diverse community leaders who share their talents, professional expertise, and passion to improve the City of Cincinnati’s parks and greenspaces.

Thank you for joining the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and working hard to protect and improve our city’s parks!


Susan Brenner

Susan is originally from North Carolina and has lived in Cincinnati for over 25 years. Susan served on the Cincinnati Jewish Federation Board and Hillel Student Center Board. She also co-chaired and volunteered events with Jewish Family Service and Lion of Judah Division. Susan is currently on the Holocaust and Humanity Board and the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Board.

Before living downtown, Susan lived in Wyoming. She chaired the Wyoming Youth Service Pancake Breakfast for 9 years and was a volunteer for the Wyoming Art Show. She was also active in the Parent Teacher Association. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, traveling, taking walks, and playing cards.   

T. William Kelleher

Bill is Vice President and Director of PNC Institutional Asset Management working with client foundations and endowments. He is a life-long Cincinnati resident living downtown on Fourth Street with a view of Smale Riverfront Park. His involvement with the Cincinnati Parks Foundation includes serving on the Gentleman of Style and Substance Selection Committee and former honoree in 2014. Bill is proud to have sponsored one of the 16 paintings on top of Carol Ann’s Carousel and supporting the new donor wall in the Smale Expansion. His other community involvement includes serving on the Boards of People Working Cooperatively, Arthritis Foundation, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, to name a few.  

Edna Keown

Edna is a community advocate who has spent the last 18 years volunteering in various organizations in the Cincinnati area. She previously worked as a Retirement Plans Administrator in corporate America. Some of the organizations that Edna is currently involved in or recently involved with include:

  • Founding member of the Ambassador of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and an Exhibit Interpreter at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • King Legacy Breakfast Chair held on MLK Day at the NURFC and representative on the MLK Coalition
  • Member of Cincinnati Chapter of The Links Incorporated since 2011 Sponsorships/Fundraising Chair, former Recording Secretary, Chair of Services to Youth, and served on Arts and Fundraising Committees
  • Black Giving Circle at Greater Cincinnati Foundation Committee
  • Legacy Pointe Church Gala Chair
  • Woman’s City Club Sponsorship Committee
  • Board of The Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio

Edna was recognized by The Top Ladies of Distinction in Status of Women category for her volunteer services in February 2012 and was featured in the Volunteer spotlight at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in 2012, for her volunteer services.

Matt McGaha

Matt McGaha is a Rental Division Executive at Messer Construction Co. He received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Murray State University, where he was a member of the baseball team. Matt has been involved with the Cincinnati Parks Foundation since he and his family moved to Cincinnati in 2017. Matt served as Co-Chair of the Emerging leaders in 2020 and as Chair in 2021.  Matt and his wife Marie have three children, Megan, Emmitt, and Madison.