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Two named to state nonprofit board

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, has elected two new members to its board of directors: Marian Guinn, president of MG Coaching & Consulting; and Dr. OJ Oleka, president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU).

Marian Guinn

Guinn, a resident of Lexington, is a leadership coach, trainer, and strategy consultant. Prior to establishing MG Coaching & Consulting, Guinn’s nonprofit career included experience at the University of Kentucky Hospital and more recently as CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank, where she successfully led the food bank through multimillion-dollar campaigns, building projects, and significant program growth.

Dr. OJ Oleka

Oleka, a Louisville resident, advocates for higher education policies at the state and federal level that will lead to increased affordability and access to Kentucky’s independent colleges in his work as president of AIKCU. Prior to joining AIKCU, Oleka served as Deputy Treasurer and Chief of Staff for Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball.

Oleka also has an MBA from Bellarmine University and a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education with a research focus on college affordability, social capital and workforce development.