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Construction Based Trades Academy Incorporated

Kevin L. Jackson                                                                                                                                                    Board of Directors


Appointed 2016 by the CBTA Search Committee

Kevin L. Jackson has over 35 years of experience in the education field, with a concentration in Counseling, Administration, Supervi‚Äčsion and Adult Learning. His career spans services to those with emotional and behavioral disorders. A graduate of Hiram College, Jackson was the Program Coordinator of Positive Education Program's Midtown Center for Youth in Transition; a program designed specifically to meet the academic and vocational programming needs of a specialized population of adolescent students. He received his Master of Education from Kent State University. Jackson has Principal Licensures from Cleveland State's C.A.S.A.L. program, is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, and is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

Dale B. Martin                                                                                                                                                   Board of Directors


Appointed 2016 by the CBTA Search Committee

Dale Martin is a retired Chief Electrician for Cleveland Public Power 40 years of experience in the Electrical Field. He was an active member of the IBEW Local 38 while holding several positions working for the city of Cleveland most recently supervisor at Cleveland Public Power. He has a continued vision of building the community's impact on the field of construction both from a community development and increased participants standpoint. Dale Martin is a committed member of the community volunteering with the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church annual College Tour and is very special to the Creative Builders Trades Academy organization. He is a graduate of Benedictine and the Ohio Institute of Technology. Mr. Martin has been on the board since its inception. -Employment Outreach Committee, Search Committee

Nicole Finley                                                                                                                                                   Board of Directors

Vice President 

Appointed 2018 by the CBTA Board of Directors

A native of Shaker Heights, Nicole Finley is an innovative and dedicated Educator, Leader, Trainer, and Facilitator combining over ten years of teaching and training success with three years of business experience. She possesses outstanding project management and business acumen while being able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences around fundraising and organizational development. Ms. Finley is a graduate of Hampton University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a specialization in STEM. Her professional background includes over 20-years of being a staunch student advocate; with special focus on ensuring students are afforded instruction and curriculum that encompasses the importance of rigor, relevance, and relationships.   - Curriculum Committee, Programming Committee

Tonya Dumas                                                                                                                                                                             Board of Directors


Appointed 2019 by the CBTA Board of Directors

Tonya Dumas is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and brings with her over 25 years of experience as an educator and mental health advocate. She had an extensive career with Positive Education Program working specifically with troubled and troubling adolescents providing both mental health and educational programming. A graduate of Bowling Green University where she received of Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Dumas has her Master of Education degree as well as completed the INSPIRED LEADERS PRINCIPAL LICENSURE PROGRAM from Cleveland State University. She is committed to ensuring that all students obtain a culturally and developmentally appropriate education to empower them to achieve their goals. - Curriculum Committee

Harold McNeal                                                                                                                                                                   Board of Directors

Appointed 2021 by the CBTA Board of Directors

Harold McNeal is a Disability Specialist for Centauri Health Solutions of Cleveland, Ohio. McNeal brings with him a breath and depth of knowledge related to the construction field which includes Customer Service, Customer Relations, Project Management, Property Management Operations, Financial/Fiscal Management, Contract Negotiations, Construction Inspections, Construction Safety (OSHA 30 Certification), Construction Print Reading, Construction Scheduling, and Architectural CAD. McNeal is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He received his Master of Arts degree in  Procurement/Acquisitions Management from Weber State University.