Who We Are

Strong partnerships bring dramatic results.

Elevate Northland is a Community Development Corporation that brings together groups working on business development and building community bonds.


Elevate Northland uplifts people of diverse backgrounds and creates opportunities


A cultural destination within a connected community.

Our Team


Alice Foeller


Specialty: Business

Alicia Ward


Specialty: Community/Civic

Jenny Leal


Specialty: Nonprofit/Public Health

Our Board of Directors

  • Alice Foeller, Chair & Co-Founder
    • President, Northland Area Business Association
  • Alicia Ward, Vice-Chair & Co-Founder
    • President, Northland Community Council
  • Jenny Leal, MPH, Secretary & Co-Founder
    • Chair, Northland Alliance
  • Cynthia Engmann, RN, Treasurer
    • President, Ghana Council
  • Marci Hasty
    • District Executive Director, North YMCA
  • Mary Lutz, PhD
    • Director, Columbus Center, Ashland University
  • Kwesi Gyimeh, PhD
    • Owner, Inkwell Printing
    • Pastor at Columbus All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Emily Fisher
    • Public Relations and Community Outreach Officer at CNB Bank
  • Dolores Jones, PhD
    • Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Global Supply Chain at Beam Suntory
    • CEO of Dialogue and CreativeWorks LLC
  • Robin Scott
    • Banking Center Manager, First Merchant Bank, Northland

Pulse of Northland

Northland Community Council

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The NCC is a quasi-governmental group supporting civic life in Northland by bringing together the combined influence of civic associations in each neighborhood as well as other area organizations. The NCC serves in the role of an area commission for Northland, as well, with a Development Committee that hears zoning cases and recommends for or against to the Columbus City Council.

Northland Alliance

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The Northland Alliance is a nonprofit community organization. Its mission is to create opportunities to effect positive change for organizations, associations, residents and anyone associated with the Northland area of Columbus, Ohio.

Northland Area Business Association

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NABA is a nonprofit corporation formed to promote the interests of Northland Area business owners, managers and property owners; and to promote responsible revitalization of the Greater Northland Trade Area.