Michelle Dillingham, MSW, LISW Chief Executive Officer 

Michelle began her career in social work helping individuals and families in Cincinnati meet their basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care. During her coursework for an MSW in Administrative Social Work in 2004, she was captivated by the possibility to effect change at a broad, systemic level. Since then, her work has specialized in organizational development and advocacy. Michelle’s experience has resulted in the opportunity to lead Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati. Her the greatest contribution she brings to the work is a deep passion for the mission and work of the organization. She has a life-long commitment to working for social justice and enjoys helping to ignite this passion in others. She says, “working for Community Shares allows me the opportunity to make a measurable impact on the growth of organizations who work for economic and social justice and a healthy environment.”


Linda Graviss Operations Manager

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Linda Graviss, MPA, CPA (inactive), Operations Manager, has over 40 years of experience in accounting, finance and treasury management, primarily in the higher education and not-for-profit industries. “I love that Community Shares touches so many people through our member groups.”





Carla Walker, Communications Director

Strategic communications, media, and public relations are core tenants of Carla’s nearly 20-year career that she brings to Community Shares. As our Communications Director. She has served on and supported several non-profit organizations both in Greater Cincinnati and abroad. Her background includes working on environmental and sustainable development initiatives. “I’m excited to advance the work of Community Shares and its members so that more people in the region are aware of how to support social justice, economic, and environmental causes.”


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