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.

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.

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.

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Cullen Daniel, III, C.P.A.

Finance Manager

Cullen develops and implements short-term and long-term financial growth strategies and manages daily financial operations, promoting the profitability and sustainability of the Alliance.

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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.

Member Services Coordinator

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

Tina Jacob, MPH, CHES

Program Manager

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Tina oversees the Ohio Reach and Americorps programs for the Alliance, connecting foster youth to resources to help them be successful as they move into adulthood.

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

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.

    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 NW 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

      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.

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