MEET OUR STAFF

Committed & Nonpartisan

SHANNON JONES

Executive Director

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

Assistant Director & Legal Counsel

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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JULIA HOHNER

Communications & Development Director

Julia works to continue advancing Groundwork's mission through strategic communication initiatives and organizational development.

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JULIA JACKELS

Policy Associate

Julia works to elevate Groundwork's policy priorities and provides targeted support to Groundwork's engagement with policymakers and the early education workforce.

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KELSEY HOPKINS

Policy Associate

Kelsey works to elevate Groundwork's policy priorities and provides targeted support to Groundwork's engagement with stakeholders, policy research, and advocacy efforts.

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MEET OUR STAKEHOLDERS

A committee from respected, diverse organizations
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ROBYN LIGHTCAP
Committee Chair
Learn to Earn Dayton
MELISSA BACON
OCALI
PAT BEBO
Ohio State University Extension
DAWN BLALOCK
Little Miracles EDC
TIFFANY BLUMHORST
OCCRRA
LAURA DICOLA
Summit Education Initiative
REBEKAH DORMAN
Invest in Children
RYAN EDWARDS
United Way of Central Ohio
MARY FIALA
Diocese of Youngstown
CHARA FISHER JACKSON
Cincinnati Preschool Promise
JUSTIN FOGT
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Center for Family Safety and Healing
 
TWINKLE FRENCH SCHOTTKE
Moms2B / Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health 
 
VANESSA FREYTAG
4C for Children 
 
LISA GAROFALO
Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children
 
PATTI GLEASON
Cincinnati Early Learning Centers
GEORGE GODDARD
Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
 
ROZLYN GRANT
Centers for Families and Children
 
LISA GRAY
Ohio Excels
CONNIE GRIFFITH
Harctus Head Start
 
MICHAEL HARLOW
Council for a Strong America
BARB HAXTON
Ohio Head Start Association, Inc.
CAROL HAYNES
Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg
CLAUDIA HERROLD
Philanthropy Ohio
ERIC KAROLAK
Action for Children
KATIE KELLY
PRE4CLE
SARAH KINCAID
Ohio Children's Hospital Association
 
ERIN LUCAS
Hopewell Health Centers, Inc.
 
ASHON McKENZIE
CelebrateOne
ALEX MILLER
Ohio AAP
 
MIKE MOROSKI
Cradle Cincinnati/CPS
 
TRACY NAJERA
Children's Defense Fund - Ohio
 
MISTI NORMAN
Heavenly Kids Center for Learning
EMIA OPPENHEIM
Oppenheim Consulting, LLC
 
WILBERT OWENS
Our Kidz Early Childhood Center
 
WILL PETRIK
Policy Matters Ohio
ANGEL RHODES
Future Ready Columbus
 
MARY ANN RODY
OACCP
 
SHERRY ROUSH
Toledo Public Schools Early Childhood Program
 
THOMAS SEDDON
Warren County Foundation
ADAM SHANK
Boys & Girls Clubs Ohio Alliance


PEG TAZEWELL

Knox County Head Start, Inc.
 
Dr. JONATHAN THACKERAY
Dayton Children's Hospital
 
KIMBERLY TICE
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children
 
JUDITH VAN GINKEL
Every Child Succeeds
MARY WACHTEL
PCSAO
 
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