I am a public health policy expert, a working mother, and an advocate for Ohio’s families. My plan was never politics, but as a combat veteran’s wife, I have seen first-hand what a call to duty looks like. I know that to make a difference in your community, you have to know when to stand strong for what you believe and when you must put aside your differences to work together. I decided to run for office because it is time for the Ohio Statehouse to once again reflect the values of our district. As your State Representative, I will bring my expertise and fresh perspective to fight for the future of families like yours.
I have spent two decades advising leaders and policymakers on issues related to the healthcare financing and care delivery needs of seniors, vulnerable populations, veterans, and military families. I am the Policy Research Director for a healthcare policy consulting firm, where I also lead business development efforts and strategy for this Federally-qualified small business. I earned my Doctor of Public Health in health policy from the George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
I am a passionate advocate for women and families. I currently serve on the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Central Ohio, am the creator of the Girls Who Lead after-school program, and work as an advocate and guest writer for the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network. I regularly write about the impact of federal and state policy on the health and economic security of Ohio’s families and communities.
As a former military spouse, I am deeply committed to public service and to this district. I am a member of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club, a graduate of Leadership Upper Arlington, regularly volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and am actively involved in my children’s local public schools and youth sports leagues.
I have been married to my husband, Brian, for 17 years, and together we have three young children.