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 and the Ohio House Minority Leader, 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.