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Elizabeth Barber earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina. Currently Vice President of Corporate Development at The F.L. Emmert Company, provider of animal nutrition products and services, she previously provided accounting, marketing, human resources, communications and development services to the company. Barber is active in the local community, serving on the 2014 Forest Hills Superintendent’s Facilities Committee, the 2016 Keep Anderson Safe Committee, the 2016 Anderson Township Comprehensive Planning Committee and currently serves on the Anderson Township Economic Development Committee. She is also a member of the Memorial Hall Board of Trustees. A lifelong resident of Anderson Township, she has three children who attend Forest Hills schools. Current term: 2018-21 (Originally elected in Nov. 2017)


Demetria (Dee Dee) Choice is a 26-year resident of Anderson Township.  A retired educator with 20 years of experience, she has served as a high school principal, university advisor and counselor, and learning academy teacher and director, in addition to serving on numerous education task forces and councils.  She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Rutgers University, her master's degree in student -personnel services from Glassboro State University and her education certifications from Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. Her previous honors include being named a Cincinnati Enquirer Hometown Hero and receiving the Mayor’s Make Your Mark Award for outstanding leadership in achieving a community vision for education and talent development.   Choice has two children, Tamla and Larry; Larry is a graduate of Turpin High School. *2019 Vice President
Current term: 2018-21 (Originally elected in Nov. 2017)



A graduate of Turpin High School, Forest Heis studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Stanford University and then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University. He is currently the chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Elizabeth and St. Luke hospitals.  Also a lifelong resident of Anderson Township, Heis and his wife, Aimee, have four children who attend Forest Hills schools. *2020 President
Current term: 2018-21 (Originally elected in Nov. 2009)  



Patty Taylor earned a bachelor's of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has worked in both public and private industry over the past 20 years. Currently, she is the Senior Manager-Accounting at Cincinnati Bell. Patty is a 13-year resident of Anderson Township, she and her husband, Tod, have two children who attend Forest Hills schools. Patty also served on the Summit Elementary PTO for three years, two of those as treasurer. Current term: 2020-23 (Originally elected in Nov. 2019)  




Dr. Leslie Rasmussen earned her doctorate degree in mass communication with a minor in instructional technology and design from The University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in communication from Texas State University and Texas A&M University-CC, respectively. Dr. Rasmussen is an award-winning teacher and researcher, and currently works as an Associate Professor of Communication at Xavier University. She has experience in development for two national nonprofit organizations. She previously taught in the Cincinnati Public Library’s Summer Writing Program and regularly works with community partners in the area to provide engaged and high-impact learning for students. She has been named Faculty Member of the Year, PRSA Faculty Member of the Year, Graduate Student Teacher of the Year, and won top ‘Great Ideas for Teaching’ awards, and a variety of research awards throughout her career. She and her husband, Michael, live in Anderson and have two children. Current term: 2020-23 (Originally elected in Nov. 2019)  




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