Mark M. Mecum, M.A.
Chief Executive Officer
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Mark directs the strategic initiatives of the association, its advocacy and lobbying responsibilities, and development of collaborative partnerships.

Karen Hill

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

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Karen oversees the growing operational and financial needs of the Alliance and provides strategic direction for technology solutions, quality performance initiatives, financial planning and operating efficiencies.

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Carol B. Taylor, M.A.

Senior Program Manager

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Carol manages a new children’s behavioral health Center of Excellence program that fosters collaborations between public children’s service agencies and private sector child welfare and behavioral health agencies.

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Lauren Barco, LSW

Program Coordinator

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Lauren manages daily operations and functions of the Center of Excellence program related to the Financial Support Program and telehealth and health IT projects.


Member Services Coordinator

Ruthie coordinates and implements all activities related to membership services—trainings and conferences, communication and marketing, and membership meetings and finances.


Sarah LaTourette

Chief Advocacy Officer

    Sarah oversees the advocacy of the Alliance, provides strategic direction for professional education offerings; and is chiefly accountable for the delivery of membership services across the organization.


    Bridget Graber

    Program Manager

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    Bridget leads and collaborates with local community agencies to market and promote foster parenting and drive attention to the It Takes Heart campaign.

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    Dave Dixon, MPA

    Operations and Data Manager

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    Dave manages internal operations, supports the delivery of programs and services, and leads strategic data initiatives.


    Kate Rossman

    Policy and Communications Associate

    Kate maintains the development and implementation of the Alliance’s policy agenda, priorities, and strategies through effective communication, advocacy, and policy analysis.


    Gabrielle Judy, MPA

    Office Administrator

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    Gabrielle provides support to the office staff, manages the front desk and incoming inquiries, and assists with committee and event materials and communication.



    Lorie Stadtmiller, MBA

    Healthcare Network Director

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    Lorie leads the Collaborative on clinically integrated network program development, quality improvement projects and value based contracting initiatives.


    Geoff Hollenbach, MSSW, LISW-S

    Bridges Program Administrator

      Geoff directs the administrative team responsible for successful implementation of Bridges, Ohio’s extended foster care program through our provider network of 25 agencies and their staff.


      Victoria Smith

      Quality and Compliance Manager

        Victoria coordinates the Bridges program's continuous quality and performance improvement efforts. Promoting success of our Bridges program, helping others deliver measurable results, and establishing policies and procedure to improve both quality and outcomes.


        Kelcee Ancona

        Bridges Compliance Coordinator

          Kelcee manages sub grant provider performance and compliance through audits, data analysis and reporting, and corrective action management.


          Jason Harland

          Bridges Central Regional Coordinator

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          Jason is the primary provider of training and technical assistance to Bridges providers. He works with assigned agencies to ensure the highest standard of service is being delivered.


          Alexis Smith

          Administrative Support Specialist

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          Alexis provides administrative support to assist the staff and functions of the Bridges program and the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio.


          Aditi Naik, MPA

          Healthcare Network Coordinator

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          Aditi provides support to the Collaborative's Healthcare Network, by assisting with project data requirements for a Health Information Exchange, managing referral assignments, and reporting quality metrics and goals

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          Latasha Colbert

          Bridges Program Manager

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          Latasha oversees the Statewide Bridges performance and quality improvement initiatives and manages the daily operations and functions of the Bridges program.


          Eliza Phinney

          Bridges Intake & Referral Coordinator

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          Eliza serves as the first point of contact for young adults interested in the Bridges program and oversees the intake and referral process from initial inquiry to final connection with their Bridges program provider. 


          Trudy Burch

          Bridges NE Regional Coordinator

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          Trudy works with assigned agencies to ensure the highest standard of service is being delivered for Ohio’s Bridges Program in the Northeast region of the state.


          Genah Babcock

          Bridges NW Regional Coordinator

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          Genah works with assigned agencies to ensure the highest standard of service is being delivered for Ohio's Bridges Program in the Northwest region of the state.


          Taylor Hays

          Administrative Assistant

            Taylor provides administrative support to assist the staff and functions of the Collaborative's Healthcare Network.

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