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Candidate Bios and Position Statements
(Presented in alphabetical order)
Mark E. Jividen
Mark Jividen is a central Ohio native. He grew up near Lancaster and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in broadcasting and business. He began his commercial broadcasting career in 1971 and has been associated with several broadcasting and media companies. From 1982 through 2011, Mr. Jividen managed the North American Broadcasting radio station group in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2014, he has served as executive director of VOICEcorps, a nonprofit network of six broadcast signals covering two-thirds of Ohio which serves people with low vision, blindness or other conditions that prevent reading printed materials. He is president of Ohio Radio Reading Services and secretary-treasurer of The Ohio Alliance for Public Broadcasting representing Ohio’s public television (PBS), public radio (NPR) and reading services (ORRS) broadcasters. Among his community activities, Mark has served as a board trustee of the 18-county Central Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, as board member and president of the VOICEcorps Radio Reading Service, an advisor to the Ohio State University School of Journalism and to the Columbus Public Schools Fort Hayes Career Center. Among other recognition, he received the Columbus Sertoma Club “Service to Mankind Award,” the “Columbus Dispatch Community Service Award” and was named “CORRS Volunteer of the Year.” He is certified in emergency communication by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
Georgean C. Johnson-Coffey
Georgean has held the position of Manager of the Audio Reading Service at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since April of 2014, supervising three staff and over 100 volunteers.
During her tenue the Audio Reading Service has expanded its reach to include Alexa availability, Fort Wayne PBS39.4’s SAP channel, and increased the Service’s presence in area healthcare communities. She oversaw the transition from SCA to HD radios. Georgean also helped develop an online listener application and digital listener database.
She has served on the IAAIS By-Laws Committee and has presented at a number of conferences. The Audio Reading Service hosted the 2014 conference in Fort Wayne. At ACPL, Georgean has served on the Wellness, Customer Service and Staff Development Teams.
She is a member of, and has held leadership positions in, the Northeast Indiana Disabilities Advocacy Coalition, a collective of disability organizations with the common mission to be a voice for equal opportunities on behalf of the disability community. Georgean has served as national consultant and trainer in the areas of nonprofit management and volunteer involvement.
Prior to consulting and training, Georgean held a number of volunteer resources management positions in healthcare, local government and social services, including Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Indiana; St. Joseph Hospital; Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne and in a previous position at the Allen County Public Library.
She holds a Master's in Education/Staff Training and Development and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Indiana University. Georgean served as an Editorial Reviewer for The International Journal of Volunteer Administration. She has been published in the Florida Libraries Journal and The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances. She has served as Adjunct Faculty member for Indiana Institute of Technology and Ivy Tech Community College.
Georgean is a founding Officer of Northeast Indiana Association of Volunteer Administration and a former member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Georgean has served as the Past-Chairperson of the National Government Volunteer Coordinator Advisory Committee for the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC.
Georgean is also co-owner of Blue Vision Music, a children’s music and Media Company with her husband, James Coffey, an award-winning songwriter, performer and producer. She coordinated marketing, sales, customer service and business administration. In this capacity she has served on the board of directors of Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment and held leadership positions with the Children’s Music Network. Georgean and James live in a woods in northeast Indiana.
May Tran came to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in March 1980 from Viet Nam as a refugee. She graduated from Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC with honor in Chemistry. Instead of pursuing further in chemistry, she chose non-profit work as her path. May Tran has been with NCRS almost 22 years, the first 12 years she was the program/volunteer manager and in 2012 she became the executive director. As the executive director, she is driven to provide quality broadcast to the listeners. Since June 2014, NCRS has launched sixteen pre-recorded programs and one (1) live broadcast that she is extremely proud of is Que Pasa Noticias, an hour, every Saturday with Spanish speaking volunteers. And in 2019, May upgraded the 18-year-old equipment with the 21st century state of the art technology. Another accomplishment is the nontraditional classroom format, T3 Angle on Broadcasting, a wonderful partnership between NCRS and the Governor Morehead School for the Blind that is recognized by the Department of Public Instruction.
May is passionate about the reading service-or anything related with non-profits. She does not know what she contributes, but she will do her very best for the IAAIS organization.
Ballots must be received by
April 15, 2023
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