Rawlinson appointed to Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio

Yentil Rawlinson, Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity for The Sherwin-Williams Company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, the organization formed in 2019 by the merger of Clubs in Cleveland, Akron, Sandusky and Lorain County.

Rawlinson, who lives in Cleveland, previously served on the Bridge Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, a young professionals group supporting one of the Clubs involved in the merger.

She said she is honored to join the BGCNEO board.

“It is humbling to join such an impactful organization that provides a space for kids and teens be feel safe, valued, and empowered.  I am excited to join their mission to advance equity within our communities,” she said.

Rawlinson brings extensive experience in inclusion, diversity, and equity previously working in Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion for seven years before joining Sherwin-Williams in 2018.

Currently, she serves on the board for the Fund for Our Economic Future, an organization dedicated to eliminating systemic inequities in Northeast Ohio through job creation, job preparation and job access strategies.

Rawlinson holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a trained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through Case Western Reserve University.

In 2017, she was awarded the Top 25 under 35 Movers & Shakers by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club in addition to the Rising Buckeye Award by The Ohio State University Alumni Association for outstanding civic involvement and professional achievements.

BGCNEO provides safe, fun places for children ages 6-18 to go after school and for educational help. During the pandemic, the organization opened 17 ClubSmart Learning Centers, places where kids in virtual education environments can get in-person and tech help with schoolwork.