Ramona R. Reyes is the director of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center at Catholic Social Services. OLGC helps immigrant Hispanic families through programs and services by providing a welcoming environment which to build community, strengthen family, improve economic status, and promote health and well-being. Prior to coming to the Center, she worked at Nationwide Insurance where she was employed for 24 years. She is currently serving in her third term as a member of Columbus School Board, and is the first Hispanic elected member of the Board. She is the Vice President of the board and chairs the Public Engagement Committee which has championed the annual Columbus City Schools Children’s Day celebrations.
She originally came to Columbus when she was awarded the Campbell Soup Migrant Scholarship, a scholarship for children of migrant farm working families, to attend the Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Transportation Logistics. She is currently serving on the Boards of East Coast Migrant Headstart, Mt. Carmel School of Nursing, Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) Board of Trustees, and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.
Ms. Reyes is a recipient of Champions of Diversity Pioneer award, received an EXPY from Experience Columbus, named a Columbus Crew Hispanic Hero and Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan. She was featured in the Women's Book and the 2013 WELD - Women You Should Know Calendar.