MEET OUR STAFF

Committed & Nonpartisan
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SHANNON JONES

President & CEO
Shannon ensures that Groundwork consistently achieves its mission and leads a statewide advocacy effort to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
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LYNANNE GUTIERREZ

Chief Operating & Policy Officer
Lynanne provides leadership to our policy focuses. She was previously a child and family law attorney and served as a Senior Legislative Aide in the Ohio General Assembly.
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REEM ALY

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Reem provides organizational leadership, oversees Groundwork’s centers of excellence, and spearheads the organization's data, equity, and accountability efforts.

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CHERRELLE TURNER

Director of the Center for Family Voice
Cherrelle leads the Center's work to elevate the voices of families with young children in early childhood policy and advocacy to achieve programmatic, policy, and practice changes.
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LINDSAY CIAVARELLI

Director of the Center for Maternal & Young Child Health
Lindsay oversees the Center for Maternal & Young Child Health's activities and drives the Center’s work to improve outcomes for women, young children, and their families.
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ERIN RYAN

Director of Policy Advocacy
& External Affairs

Erin advances Groundwork's mission by working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to drive forward bold policy change that strengthens children, families, and communities.
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CHELSEA KIENE

Director of Communications
& Stakeholder Engagement

Chelsea supports Groundwork Ohio’s mission and advocacy efforts through strategic communications, press outreach, and engagement with diverse stakeholders.
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KELSEY E. HOPKINS

Prenatal-to-Three Manager
Kelsey works to elevate Groundwork's prenatal-to-3 policy priorities and provides targeted support to Groundwork's engagement with stakeholders, policy research, and advocacy efforts.
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AMY MEADE

Policy & Operations Manager
Amy supports Groundwork's policy development, external affairs, and operations.

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LYSETTE ARNOLD

Policy Assistant
Lysette supports Groundwork's strategic projects, campaigns, programs, events, and objectives.

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MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

BOARD MEMBERS
ROBYN LIGHTCAP
Board Chair
Preschool Promise
DAVID MELIN
PNC Bank
LISA GRAY
Ohio Excels