Student Success Stores is volunteer-led by a strong group of leaders. We are a mix of educators, corporate associates, and non-profit sector contributors. We have open positions on our staff and board. Click here for more information.


Sarai Veronique Exil, President

Sarai moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2011 to serve with City Year Columbus, an AmeriCorps program. After seeing firsthand the challenges our students, families, teachers, and community, she committed herself to helping build a better Columbus. Currently, she works for Big Lots and The Big Lots Foundation as their Sr. Philanthropy and Events Specialist.


Nicole Hebert-Ford, Vice President

Nicole taught 7th Grade Science at a Title 1 school in Phoenix, Arizona through Teach For America, an AmeriCorps program, where she earned her Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. After two years working in Youth Services with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Nicole decided to return to the classroom. Now, she teaches 7th Grade Science at Hannah Ashton Middle School in Reynoldsburg City Schools.

Neethi Johnson, Treasurer

Neethi is a [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] at JPMorgan Chase.


Kelly WIlliams, Mifflin and South School Partnership Chair

Kelly is an Ecommerce Operations Specialist at Big Lots,

Sara McLeod, Events Co-Chair

Kelly is an Ecommerce Operations Specialist at Big Lots,

Nancy De LEON, Fort Hayes School Partnership Chair

Nancy is a teacher at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School


Olabisi Eddy, Secretary

Olabisi is the Community Health Planner for Franklin County Public Health.

Kyle bialko, Wedgewood School Partnership Chair

Kyle is the Homework Help Center Specialist at the Hilltop Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Angie Bell, Grants and Giving Chair

Kelly is an Ecommerce Operations Specialist at Big Lots,

Kelsie Cummings, VOlunteer Engagement Chair

Kelly is an Ecommerce Operations Specialist at Big Lots,


Weston Taylor, Ops lead

Weston is a Development Manager at Junior Achievement of Central Ohio.


Eboni partlow, Champion School Partnership Chair

Eboni is a Child Welfare Supervisor in the Intake and Investigations Dept at FCCS.

Nicole Ridley, Events Co-Chair

Nicole is an Investment Analyst with the Nationwide Realestate Investment Department.

Bri Lohse, School Partnership Chair

Bri is a school counselor at Wedgewood Middle School.