The Public Affairs Cluster is comprised of 6 departments that concentrate on social innovation and human capital (Aging, Civil Service, Human Resources, Public Health, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Workforce Development). Essential to the role is leveraging resources and optimizing intersections between departmental disciplines and the private and philanthropic sectors. This work enables her to work within her passion, investing in vibrant and healthy communities.
Natoya is a career public servant with 28 years’ experience in public administration. In addition to leading leaders, Natoya serves as a convener for several citywide initiatives: Racism as a Public Health Crisis; Economic Opportunities and Community Benefits; the African American Cultural Garden; First Year Cleveland; strengthening the Homeless Continuum; and leading the Healthy Homes Inter-departmental Initiative.
Natoya holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Executive Leadership. An advocate for lifelong learning, Natoya has earned executive leadership certificates from Georgetown University, Non-Profit Management, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State & Local Government. Natoya is civically engaged, an alumnus of the American Marshall Memorial Fellow, serves on numerous Boards, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Order of Eastern Star, and is a proud graduate of the Cleveland Public Schools.
In June 2018, Natoya became a Licensed Minister. Natoya is married to Bishop Tony Minor, who pastors at Community of Faith Assembly (COFA) and together they raise their family.