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Shawna Woody

VP of Operations, HOPE Toledo

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Shawna Woody graduated from Rogers High School and

earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo with a Toledo EXCEL

scholarship. While at UT, she was a part of the Leadership UT (now Levis Leadership)

program. She earned a master’s degree in Communication Studies at Bowling Green

State University.


In 2004, Shawna began her 17-years-long career at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo as

an 21st Century Afterschool Program Instructor at Spring Elementary. It didn’t take long

before her exemplary ability for youth development, effective guidance, program

planning, implementation, and evaluation prompted her to swiftly move up the ranks to

become Director of Operations for the organization in 2008.


Shawna joined the HOPE Toledo team as the Vice President of Operations in 2021.

Under the leadership of this non-profit’s president, John Jones, she responsible for the

development and implementation of policies and procedures, program efficiencies, and

other operational duties while furthering the mission of the organization.


She serves on the board of directors for First Tee Lake Erie and University of Toledo’s

Eberly Center for Women, is a Center for Nonprofit Resources Minority Executive

Leadership program graduate and mentor, a 2022 Leadership Ohio Fellow, a 2023 Ohio

Education Policy Fellowship Program cohort member, a member of Charms,

Incorporated and a member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

Shawna Woody
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