PACT Welcomes Two New Team Members: Tuhru and David.

PACT Welcomes two new team members Tuhru and David.

David Foust comes to PACT from Ohio CDC Association where he served as program director. His primary responsibilities included managing the Ohio Microbusiness Development Grant Program, Ohio Microbusiness Recoverable Grant Fund, and leading an industry-wide marketing and branding initiative for the community development industry in Ohio. As a member of the PACT team, Foust serves as program manager for economic development initiatives and the Neighborhood Leadership Academy. He sees the Blueprint as a tool and strong roadmap for the future of the Near East Side community.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the community more directly,” said Foust. “I am excited to join the PACT team and look forward to getting out into the community and helping to transform the neighborhood while meeting the needs of our community.  

Tuhru Derden most recently worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a project coordinator for community relations. During his tenure at the hospital, he helped to manage a number of housing initiatives. His experience in real estate, his background in architectural design and his understanding of community supports PACT’s mission and vision. As a PACT project manager, he assists in the implementation of the Blueprint, engage the community and help to envision ways to create a healthy, safe, and vibrant neighborhood.  He is looking forward to connecting with the community and continuing PACT’s work and long-term strategy for meeting the needs of the Near East Side.

“I believe that providing affordable housing, quality healthcare and education, a safe neighborhood, and a knowledge of the neighborhoods rich history will create the framework for the community’s continual development and success,” said Derden.