“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Jane Austen


CINCINNATI- Rhonda Barnes-Kloth has a long history with Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, but an even longer one with non-profit development. The Cincinnati native has been an OCA member since 2002 and served on the OCA Education Fund board from 2004 until 2008 while working in the Development Department of the Cincinnati Nature Center. She retired from the board when her career took her to Washington D.C. where she raised funds for the Sierra Club and the Pew Charitable Trusts before joining her current employer World Wildlife Fund as Vice President, Development- Individual giving .

After 15 years of living on the East Coast, Rhonda is excited to re-engage in local and statewide issues, “Because Ohio is where my heart has been all along.” She agreed to rejoin the board because “I respect and admire the organization’s results-driven approach to the relentless pursuit of protecting public health, the environment, and democracy.” Her professional expertise in strategic planning, nonprofit management, and fundraising will be a powerful contribution toward accomplishing our goals and mission.

In her free time, Rhonda enjoys traveling to and hiking in beautiful landscapes, reading, and getting re-acquainted with being a homeowner.