Ohio RCRC is led by our executive director and a Board of Trustees. The board is currently searching for new members who have a range of skills and connections and will enhance our religious, geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity. Help us promote reproductive justice for all Ohioans - email us at info@ohiorcrc.org to become a board member!

 Elaina Ramsey has served as Ohio RCRC's Executive Director since June 2017.

Elaina Ramsey has served as Ohio RCRC's Executive Director since June 2017.

Elaina ramsey

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With a decade of campaign, advocacy, and communications experience, Elaina loves listening to people’s stories and engaging communities for social change. She has worked for various nonprofits and campaigns at the intersection of faith and politics — including Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Women’s Action for New Directions, and Obama for America.

Elaina received her bachelor's degree from Capital University in Columbus, OH. She holds a master's degree in both Theological Studies and International Peace & Conflict Resolution from Wesley Theological Seminary and American University, respectively. Elaina hails from Chillicothe, OH, and adores her wild and wonderful family.


Megan M. Hunter, Esq.

Ms. Hunter serves as a resident attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Vermont Law School in 2014, where she served as chair of their chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. During that time, she brought Dr. Katharine Morrison of Buffalo Women’s Service (a woman who opened a birthing center in her abortion clinic) to speak at their annual Roe v. Wade Anniversary Dinner.

Ms. Hunter is a licensed attorney in New York and Ohio and continues her work in the Buckeye state with legal issues at the intersection of environmental and reproductive justice. She is a proud pro-choice Catholic.


REV. KELLY BURD

Rev. Kelly Burd is pastor of the historic Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Ohio University in 1992. Following graduation, she bartended at the world’s longest bar on South Bass Island in Lake Erie and taught English in Tokyo, Japan before matriculating at Yale Divinity School, where she earned a Master of Divinity. Among other justice pursuits, Rev. Burd is a skilled sexuality educator and advocate of Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive sexuality education program co-published by the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association.


RABBI ROBERT NOSANCHUK

Robert Nosanchuk is Senior Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Cleveland, Ohio. Rabbi Nosanchuk also serves as co-chair of Greater Cleveland Congregations; holds a seat on the boards of NATAL: Israel’s Trauma and Resiliency Center and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Since a teenager, Rabbi Nosanchuk has seen himself as an activist for peace, justice and equality. Within the world of pro-choice advocacy, he has advanced his synagogue’s work with the Freedom of Choice Coalition in Cleveland and has been an advocate and ally of the “My Abortion, My Life” campaign. A graduate who was rabbinically ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, he is currently pursuing a Certificate in Counseling and Spiritual Wellness at John Carroll University.