The Ohio Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education is a professional membership organization that exists to provide professional development, leadership and advocacy for public health education.





BA in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology  from University of Colorado - Boulder

MPH with Health Behavior Health Promotion specialization from OSU



I've had a long and varied career history that includes  having owned my own landscape nursery and design business  (certified in landscape design) in upstate New York,  managing a ballroom dance studio while competing and  teaching ballroom dance, implementing and running a  mentoring program for at-risk youth with a goal of keeping  them from dropping out of school or being delinquent, and  now - being a program coordinator at the Center for Injury  Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I  am part of the Translational Research team where we work to  take research out of the journals and get it into the hands  of families so they can better protect their children from  preventable injury. My specific project involves creating  and managing a centralized website,,  that  curates and links to resources, initiatives, and programs in  Ohio that focus on preventing injury and targeting trusted  providers who work with families to disseminate the  information.

Current board position with OSOPHE: Treasurer

Currently I am the treasurer for Ohio SOPHE. I've been a member for 2 years and have found it  to be an invaluable experience. I have been able to get to  know other people in the field of health education, network,  and learn from all sorts of disciplines related to health. It also helps to keep me current in my professional  development and abreast of information regarding subject  areas that are not part of my job and that I might otherwise  not learn about. It's also a very nice, fun group of  people. The regular sharing of available jobs throughout the  state has also been useful and I have had the opportunity to  pass along the information to several people.