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Vanessa Enoch, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Vanessa Enoch (AKA Doc Enoch) has been a small business owner for many years. She is an experienced senior level business, technology, and higher education professional, with over 16 years of corporate operations experience and several years of experience overseeing multiple college departments. Her business, Cultural Impact, LLC specializes in providing management consulting and training services to businesses and corporations. She has also worked as a college professor and a higher education administrator for nearly 15 years. Enoch served as Department Chair/ Dean of Students for business and accounting departments. She taught courses in management, marketing, small business management, economics, and computers.

Dr. Enoch is a visionary leader and senior level management professional. She is also an experienced Project Manager, who has been acknowledged for her attention to detail, risk and resource management skills. Enoch also possesses strong problem solving skills. Within organizational environments, she works proactively and collaboratively with internal and external leaders and stakeholders. She is an energetic self-starter with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, and she possesses the ability to manage and prioritize concurrent responsibilities. As a key organizational leader, Enoch promotes efficiency, effectiveness, optimal performance, and superior customer satisfaction.

She is a public policy and social change expert, with proven leadership skills and broad and varied experience that crosses several sectors, including non-profit, government, business, and entrepreneurship. Enoch is a results-driven consultant and an experienced non-profit executive, who has raised millions of dollars in grants from individual donors for non-profit organizations and educational institutions. She is also an experienced grants reviewer.

She has held positions as an IT Systems Analyst and a Business Analyst and in corporations such as General Electric (in the IT Solutions Division), and as a Paralegal Specialist with the US Small Business Administration. Dr. Enoch has had a very diverse career, working as a Chemical Dependency Counselor, a Paralegal Specialist with the Small Business Administration, and as a Business Analyst/ Information Technology Analyst for General Electric. She has also held positions as a Project Manager in the fields of IT and Construction. Enoch is a Management Consultant and Trainer.

Dr. Enoch is a trained community organizer, and over the past 20 years she has been heavily engaged in Social Justice and Human Rights advocacy in the Greater Cincinnati community. She has led local efforts to drive change in the criminal justice system, including reform of the jury process and the juvenile justice system. Recently, Enoch worked alongside State Senator Cecil Thomas and two State Court Judges on judicial reform efforts. She is passionate about issues concerning women and children. She has taken up numerous causes for the poor, and marginalized and oppressed communities.  Enoch has advocated for the working poor for childcare benefits, and much of her work has involved dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and issues facing children within the juvenile justice system. Her doctoral dissertation was surrounding the denial of access and ascendency of women to higher levels of the judiciary in the state of Ohio.

Dr. Enoch is a devout Christian.  She believes the most important role she holds is that of mom to her two beautiful daughters, ages 17 and 24.

Dr. Enoch holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Information Technology degree from Xavier University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Social Change with a concentration in the MLK Studies Program from Union Institute & University.

Dr. Enoch earned the Eugene Ruehlmann Fellowship and several academic awards as a Ph.D. Student. She was named Employee/Educator of the Year and received faculty service awards from her previous employer. Enoch was also named one of 15 Women in Business to Watch in 2006, and nominated for the Cincinnati Business Couriers Forty Under 40 award. Under her leadership, the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Black MBA Association was named Chapter of the Year. Enoch was also a member of the Cincinnati Chamber C-Change Leadership Class in 2006. Dr. Enoch volunteers on several local and national non-profit boards, including the YMCA, Vision Works, Inc., Black Greeks Speak, and The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. For the past several years, she has volunteered as a lead community organizer with the Coalition for a Just Hamilton County. Enoch is a member of the American Society for Public Administrators and the American Political Science Association.

Dr. Enoch is running for US Congress in the 8th District of Ohio (Which encompasses Butler County (including West Chester Township, Fairfield Township, and Liberty Township), Darke, Miami, Clark, Preble, and a part of Mercer County).

Help us send Dr. Enoch to Congress by voting for her in the Democratic Primary on May 8, 2018.