The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition: Who We Are

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Since 2005, we have been helping families and individuals make use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other asset-building programs. The EITC is the largest, most effective relief program in the country designed to supplement taxpayers' income. Earning less than $60,000 a year will qualify you for our free tax preparation services.

Each year the Coalition volunteers serve over 10,000 families and individuals from across Cuyahoga County at about 15 tax preparation sites. In addition, the refunds our clients receive are spent locally, which directly benefits the community in which they live and work.

Our Mission: Move hardworking families from financial uncertainty to financial security

We achieve our mission by:

  • Providing high-quality, free tax preparation through dedicated volunteers working in neighborhood-based locations.
  • Giving families access to financial counseling and other tools to help them make good financial decisions.
  • Supporting policies and practices that create a financial system that benefits everyone.

Our Dedicated Staff

Senior Program Director, Kathy Matthews

Kathy Matthews, a Senior Program Director with Enterprise Community Partners, has led the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition since 2006. Ms. Matthews is well-versed in the administration and operation of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites and provides oversight for over 400 IRS-certified volunteers and 18 VITA locations.

Prior to joining Enterprise, Ms. Matthews has over 18 years of corporate work experience in the financial industry in Cleveland and Chicago. During her corporate tenure, she held various leadership roles within the retail, commercial, and client services business units. Her experiences include several management positions along with time spent leading corporate-wide, diverse, revenue generating and expense reduction initiatives.

Ms. Matthews has a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from John Carroll University. She is a founding member of OutRun Ovarian Cancer (OROC)—a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising ovarian cancer awareness and money for research and education. She also dedicates her volunteer time in support of several schools located throughout the Cleveland area.

Program Officer, Maggie Campbell

Maggie works for Enterprise Community Partners in Cleveland, Ohio as a Senior Program Officer with the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition. Her background is in social work. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.) from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Maggie also earned a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Maggie has worked with the EITC Coalition for nine years in all available roles. Prior to this, Maggie had years of experience working in many different departments within the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. Her aim is to further the Coalition’s county-wide goal of helping low- and moderate-income individuals and families move from financial insecurity to financial security through volunteer-driven, free tax preparation.



Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Antoinette Teasley

Enterprise is pleased to welcome Antoinette Teasley to our Cleveland team and the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition. She recently worked in community development as an Internal Operations & Community Development Coordinator. In this role, she managed the relationships with community partners, funders, and residents in the Cleveland region. Her prior work history includes working in the finance sector, with a career track that focused on analyzing very large amounts of data, improving existing processes, and creating new workflows.

Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Analysis & Practice (The Ohio State University), and a Master of Education (Cleveland State University) with a focus on Program Planning and Organizational Learning for Adults. She is an Army Veteran with 8 years of service where she worked as an Information Technology Specialist, servicing telecommunication networks throughout the South and Midwest regions of the United States. 

She has a love for engaging (networking) with people and has volunteer experience within her community, assisting initiatives that aim to educate and empower underserved groups. Antoinette volunteered with the EITC Coalition and then became a site coordinator in 2018 and 2019. All of this experience and knowledge place her in a position to be an amazing addition to Enterprise.

Fun Fact: Antoinette is fascinated by language and culture and as a hobby, studies two languages in her spare time - Spanish and Arabic. She enjoys working with international students and provides mentorship and tutoring to ESL students during the summer. 



Operations Coordinator, Amy Eiben 

Amy began her career with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cleveland State University. She brings over twelve years of experience working with the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition in the site coordinator role and transitioned to the Operations Coordinator position in 2021. She’s worked in different non-profit leadership positions and continues to expanded her knowledge of tax law, which brings tremendous value to the team.