BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson
Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson is a member of internationally acclaimed rap supergroup Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as well as founder and Chairman of Spread the Love Foundation. Krayzie Bone is a two-time Grammy and America Music Awards winner. He has also received the Soul Train and MTV awards, and VH-1 Hip Hop Honors honoree. Considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, Krayzie Bone is a professional songwriter, producer, record executive, actor, podcast host and founder and owner of The Life Entertainment, The Life Apparel and TruthTalks Podcast. Krayzie Bone is an urban arts advocate and Board of Directors member for the Universal Hip Hop Hall of Fame in NYC.
Ossie Mae Neal
Ossie Mae Neal is Founding President & CEO of Spread the Love Foundation. Cleveland, OH native and enthusiast, Neal was raised in the city’s Fairfax neighborhood. She is a product of Cleveland public schools and graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, where she founded the young women's group Le Chique Suave'.
Ossie Mae’s career at the City of Cleveland began in 1998 and for nearly 20 years she served in various senior management positions. Neal started her City career as a temp for then Mayor Michael R. White later becoming Scheduler to the Mayor until his retirement at the end of 2001. She went on to serve as Special Events & Marketing Manager for the Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Properties and was Chairwoman of the City’s Special Events Steering Committee for large special events such as Downtown Holiday Lighting and Gravity Games. Neal went on to start the Marketing unit at Division of Water Pollution Control (WPC) where she developed the Employee Recognition and Safety First programs, Only Rain Down the Storm Drain campaign and expanded the City’s annual National Public Works & Safety Week event and much more. Neal relocated to Atlanta, GA in 2004 where she attended Georgia State University (GSU) and became music mogul Michael Mauldin’s first Intern of the Month at Mauldin Brand Agency (MBA) developing marketing for SCREAM Tour 4 and 5.
Neal returned to the City of Cleveland in 2006 and managed serval major projects for then Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Operation Efficiency Taskforce (OETF). Neal was Project Manager for the City's Civil Service Commission, 311 Customer-Focus and the Divisions of Assessments & Licenses and Water Pollution Control, and OETF Communications Advisory Board member, in addition to her position as Manager of Marketing for WPC. In 2011, Neal was promoted to Manager of Marketing for the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and was a member of Cleveland Water’s (CWD) turnaround team during their new billing system installation crisis. Ossie Mae also led the implementation and communications teams for CWD’s Clear Reads Automated Meter Reading (AMR) installation project of more than 420,000 water meters, servicing 1.5 million customers in three counties. She also revamped DPU's Marketing section, Special Events and Graphic Design and Mailroom units and Operations' field door-hanger system. Neal also co-developed and oversaw CWD’s and WPC’s partnerships with Dominion Energy for water and sewer line protection coverage programs. Neal left her position with the City of Cleveland in 2016 to launch Ossie Mae Consulting, servicing small business clients across the financial, cannabis and entertainment industries.
Ossie Mae received her A.S. from WCCC in Detroit and was 1-of-3 Black students to receive a scholarship to attend University of Michigan's School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, MI. She received her B.A. in Journalism with minors in Public Relations and Hospitality Administration specializing in Special Event and Tradeshow Planning from GSU. Neal is pursuing her MBA in Systems Management and Entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University. She is on the Board of Directors for Murtis Taylor Human Services System, Community Advisory Board Member for the Cleveland Foundation's new art space, Executive Planning Committee Member for The Conversations series for the Cleveland Community Police Review Commission, and elected Executive Committee and Central Committee Member and Precinct Leader for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Neal was bestowed a Key to the City from Mayor Michael R. White, numerous leadership awards from the Department of Public Utilities and OETF recognition award from Mayor Frank G. Jackson. She has two adult children, Elle and Paige, also known as Alpha and Omega. Ossie Mae's career is her lifestyle so she doesn’t have to choose between work and the more important things in life—family, freedom and travel.
Derrick “D. Lorand” Jackson
Derrick Lorand Jackson [“D. Lorand”] is a multi-cultural marketing manager for RNDC, the 2nd largest alcohol distributor in the United States. He represents brands such as Remy Martin, 1800, and Tito’s – leading their team of event planners to secure partnerships with nightclub and concert venues, producing successful nightlife and community events. He got his start in the entertainment field as a party promoter, college radio personality & regional manager for The Source magazine in the mid-late 90’s. He is a veteran radio personality, having served as the Urban Music Director at his alma mater’s college radio station WCSB [Cleveland State University] as well as an on air personality @ WENZ 107.9FM Cleveland from 1999-2003. In 2003 he served as a tour manager for Media Star Productions, managing tours featuring artists such as Busta Rhymes, The Roots, De La Soul, and Carl Thomas, among others. In 2006, he assembled a team which founded the Ohio Hip Hop Awards & Music Conference and served as Chairman, which went on a 12 year run through 2018 as the premiere outlet for Ohio’s entertainment talent to gain exposure, get recognition, and monetize their art.
D. Lorand is now working in partnership with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to create new opportunities for the next generation of artists in Ohio. He is a founding board member and Vice-President of Spread the Love Foundation. The mission of the Spread the Love Foundation is to help revitalize the Glenville/Hough neighborhoods of Cleveland by creating viable career paths & cultural equity through the arts for youth and young adults. In his spare time, D. Lorand loves music, sports, nature, investing, and spending time raising his teenage daughter.
Venetia “Neesie Dee” Draper
Venetia Draper a.k.a. "NEESIE DEE" is a Pioneer and one of the first female Emcees/Rappers in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Dancer, Choreographer, Poet, Actress, Writer, and Production Director. She loves children and has been driving the school bus for CMSD since 1993. Neesie Dee is a member of the STLF Volunteers Committee.
John “Johnny O” Horton
John “Johnny O” Horton started his DJ career in 1977. For the last 20 years, Johnny O has led as President & CEO of Nerve DJs Mp3 pool that services more than 10,000 DJs, and more recently the Nerve DJ Institute. He recently retired after 27 years as a business agent for Laborers Local 310 in Cleveland, OH. Johnny O is a member of the STLF Programs Committee.
Kelly Davis is the owner of Davis Delivery & Transport and founder of Ohio Institute of Science & Technology. Kelly is a lifelong resident of the St. Clair/Glenville neighborhood. He is cousin to Krayzie Bone and also became involved in music at a young age. His current focus is video game design and the cannabis industry. Kelly is a member of the STLF Programs Committee.
April Henderson is a healthcare provider, lifelong resident of the Glenville community and sister of Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson. April is also a member of the STLF Volunteers Committee.
Cynthia Sullivan is the former Civil Service Secretary and Change Champion for the City of Cleveland. She is a political advocate and staunch supporter of many in their bid for elected office. She is former Chairman of the Board for Murtis Taylor Human Services System and is an Executive Board Member for Faith Community United Credit Union. Cynthia is an STLF Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
Lisa Husamadeen currently serves as a student advisor for accessibility services at Cuyahoga Community College. She has over 12 years of experience in counseling and disability services. She is a current STLF board member and proudly serves as the STLF Executive Secretary. Ms. Husamadeen also participates on the STLF volunteer committee as the Volunteer chairperson. Some of her areas of specialties include excellent customer service skills, proficient note taking skills, scheduling and organizing individuals for tasks during events and maintaining confidentiality of records. Background history includes being a licensed professional counselor for the state of Ohio. Ms. Husamadeen’s passions are assisting individuals with removing barriers to education and sustainable living. She believes that all individuals should be afforded the knowledge and opportunity to overcome any challenges.
Terrell Cole is Chairman of Spread the Love Foundation’s Programming and Marketing & IT Committees and an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in municipal government. He is highly skilled in Management, Information Technology, Public Policy, Training, Volunteer Management, and Public Speaking. Currently, Terrell is the Deputy County Administrator for Kalamazoo County Michigan. His City of Cleveland career spans more than 21 years and he has held the roles of Deputy Chief of Operations, Project Manager for IT and Operations, as well as Cleveland Water’s Manager of Communications Office. Terrell received his B.S. in Communications from University of Michigan and is proud and active alumnus.
Devoted to spreading a culture of continuous improvement by driving performance through proven management techniques. A deft communicator, change management focused, and tuned to the needs of a business and its employees. I look forward to challenging an organization and its employees to look at how they work, interact, and deliver service to create a thriving organization built on innovation. I enjoy bringing my skill set to government and nonprofits!
Kamilha “Thug Queen” Greer
Kamilha Greer AKA Thug Queen is a certified platinum selling recording artist and songwriter and member of Spread the Love Foundation’s Programming and Special Events Committees. Greer is most known for her feature on Krayzie Bone’s classic single “Ghetto Cowboy” and as a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Mo’ Thug record label. Kamilha is working on plans to expand her brand’s creative umbrella to include fashion, and is currently attending Virginia Marti School of Fashion Design.
Danielle Banks is a Cleveland native with a heart for giving back to others. She is a proud graduate of Ohio University and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Danielle is a seasoned communications specialist with over 28 years of experience in broadcast television, public relations and business. Danielle has also volunteered in many capacities throughout the community. Currently she serves on the board of Magnolia Clubhouse and on the trustee board of Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Danielle has been recognized for exceptional leadership; particularly motivating co-workers and team members, innate problem solving and rapid delegation of tasks in challenging, fast paced and real time situations. She is highly organized and adept at managing multiple issues, people and projects simultaneously. Danielle is a member of the Spread the Love Foundation's Communications Committee.
Ryan "Shug" Gilkerson
Shug is a Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for the N.E.R.V.E. DJ’s and has been involved in Cleveland’s hip hop scene since the mid 90’s. He toured the country as a member of the group The Union before becoming a concert and show host. He was the only 3 time host of the Ohio Hip Hop Awards, and also hosted tours and concerts for acts like Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Paul Wall, Chip the Ripper, and many more. He served as moderator at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards and N.E.R.V.E. DJ’s music conferences, where he received praise from the legendary Sway Calloway who said “I don’t know what ‘it’ is, but Shug has ‘it’”. Shug has been a community advocate, and was recognized by the City of Painesville, The Lake County Commissioners office and Senator Sherrod Brown for his leadership in his community. He was also a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Lake County. Shug owns his own social media management company, Ville City Branding, and he is also the Entertainment and Marketing Executive at the Haunted House Restaurant in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Shug is a member of the Spread the Love Foundation's Programming Committee and Department Head for the Interest 2 Income Program's Artist Development track.