Jason Goodrick

Executive Director

Jason Goodrick is a native Clevelander and a current resident of the historic Hough neighborhood. His passion is helping to make a positive impact on the lives of others and in organizations. For nearly twenty years he has had the privilege of influencing positive changes in high stress, high performance, private and public organizations. He believes an organization's or community's potential resides within in its people. He takes pride in using the latest positive organizational design methods to disrupt the comfort zone, unify teams, build psychological capital and empower individuals to overcome complex problems. 


He began his career in public safety in 1998 as an Emergency Medical Technician with a small volunteer fire department and progressed quickly to a full-time firefighter while moonlighting as a police officer. After 9/11/2001, he shifted his focus to homeland security. In 2009 he became the first Director for Emergency Management at Case Western Reserve University. While at CWRU Jason finished his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University and his Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management. Beyond his career, Jason is struggling to master parenthood and has surrendered to his caffeine addiction. He also enjoys a good laugh and riding his motorcycle. Want to learn more about Jason?

Junita Thomas

Assistant Administrator

Biography coming soon.

Ryan Michael Walker, MS

Senior Policy Analyst

Ryan was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He has completed his PhD coursework at Miami of Ohio
and is currently muddling through his comps and dissertation; his previous education includes an MS in
Political Science from Florida State and a BA in Economics from Kent State. He has extensive experience
in social science and public policy research, and he is excited to apply those skills to help improve the
relationship between the citizens of Cleveland and their government.


Ryan is a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavs, Browns, and Florida State Seminoles.

Shelenah Williams

Community Engagement Coordinator

A Cleveland native, Shalenah Williams has a commitment and appreciation for diversity, advocacy and caring for our communities.  Here at the Cleveland Police Commission, She is able to complete the work that is her dream career.  Very few people are able to do what they love and get paid for it! Everyday She gets to engage with her community members and create the change that we want to see! - together! She is both privileged and honored to work as one of the city’s public servants. “

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