Meet The Board
Adam Hyland is the founder of EccaNova, Strategic Digital Advertising. Adam also serves as Vice President of Clifton Town Meeting and is on the advisory boards of the Mt. Vernon Strategy Group and the Common Ground Group.
Adam specializes in the areas of economic development, policy planning, environmental protection, urban design, international development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Adam has over 12 years of experience working on political campaigns in 20 different states from township trustee elections to presidential campaigns. Adam founded EccaNova in 2010 after a career in political field strategy, community organizing and urban planning consulting.
Marilyn Hyland is currently the president of the Marilyn Hyland Agency, which develops and implements integrated marketing strategies for a wide variety of businesses and organizations, including the Indiana and Ohio Railroad; Esquire Theatre; City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Cincinnati Public Schools; U.S. Army; numerous political candidates and issues. Before starting her own agency, Ms. Hyland was Director of Market Research for Kenner Products in Cincinnati.
Ms. Hyland has a long list of civic contributions, including terms as a Board Member for Clifton Town Meeting and Vice President for the Clifton Theatre Corporation. Marilyn was integral to saving the Esquire Theatre in the 1980s.
Robert Krikorian, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. His clinical program, the Cognitive Disorders Center, provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for people with cognitive disorders. He also directs the Cognitive Aging Program, in which research studies are performed to investigate interventions for memory enhancement and dementia prevention in older adults.
He is committed to restoring a full-service and specialty-services market in Clifton, and to the development of nutrition educational programs for the community in collaboration with local food producers.
Dana Dubay and his wife recently bought a home on Terrace Avenue and are very big proponents of walkability. Having a local, walkable market that sources local and sustainable food is something they are both passionate about.
They moved to Cincinnati from Brooklyn where there is a huge movement in local and sustainable markets. Dana and his wife saw firsthand how valuable this is for a neighborhood.
Dana is currently the principle behind his company Dubay, which works with creative companies to sell their work in advertising. Dana has a diverse background in representing talent in production, post production and music.
Rama Kasturi, PhD, is a Biophysical Chemist. She started her career as a staff scientist for P&G and finished up at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, where she taught Medical Pharmacology until 2013. She is currently retired from professional life and is now actively engaged in volunteer activities designed to improve the community that she and her family live in. She currently serves as a Clifton Town Meeting trustee, and has been working as an advisor to Clifton Market’s Board of Directors since May 2014, with a primary focus on fundraising.
Rama is responsible for the e-waste partnership with the city and the current city partnership to provide a recycling dumpster for the neighborhood in Clifton Market’s parking lot.
Ben Pantoja has lived in Clifton for 32 years. He worked at P & G for 30 years. His wife, Chris, has lived here for 22 years and they have two sons, Mackenzie and Spencer.
Ben has been a trustee with Clifton Town Meeting for six years, including two years as Vice President and two years as President. As President, he was able to persuade both Clifton Town Meeting and CBPA to approve a resolution stating that the best use of the former Keller’s IGA would be to open another grocery store. This resolution was shared at City Hall and was instrumental in discouraging developers from purchasing the property for other uses. This made it easier for Clifton Market to negotiate a purchase agreement with Steve Goessling.
Ben has served six years with Clifton Town Meeting and will be term limited. He would like the next phase of his service help the Market get off to a great start.
Shaun McCance is currently a community documentation liaison for Red Hat and the coordinator behind Gnome User Docs. He is also a current Board member of Clifton Town Meeting. Previously he worked for CISCO and Wolfram research. With over a decade of involvement in the opensource community, Shaun has significant experience in working with community-sourced projects.
Charles Marxen is a 2014 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s chemical engineering program. While attending university he was heavily involved with the Office of Sustainability, Student Government, the UC Mountaineering Club and historic preservation efforts.
Charles brings skills in community organizing, planning, marketing and graphic design to his position as Field Director. He is currently leading community outreach and helping day to day with store development and operations.