Venita Kelley is former representative to the Governor for Closing the Achievement Gap (CTAG) in Ohio.
Dr. Kelley’s expertise is interdisciplinary and includes intercultural communication, media, organizational
design/diagnosis, and leadership development. She has worked in the education and communication
fields for several years and served as urban scholar for the cultural competency professional
development training segment of the Governor’s Initiative. Her experience includes: associate deanship
of leadership and student development; noted professor in teaching and learning; curriculum and
program development; professorate positions in communication and ethnic studies with affiliated status
in film and women’s studies; secondary education as a 9-12 English teacher, career counselor, and life
skills; and consultant and/or trainer in intercultural communication in state and federal government, K12
and university systems, medical schools, and foundations. She is noted as a master teacher. Her
publications span book chapters, performance pieces, news columns, articles, and peer reviewed
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.