Glenn Richard

Chief Financial Officer

Also known as "The Bionic Pencil," Glenn analyzes and develops
financial and technological well-
​being for YAS.


come grow with us!

YAS is always accepting applications from qualified candidates interested in promoting positive futures. Start your path of success by completing an application and send, along with a resume and a cover letter, to Jackie Diaz.


Jocelyn Hasenbalg

Performance & Quality
Improvement Coordinator

Handling all things policy and procedure related, Jocelyn is the grease that keeps the YAS wheels turning. She's also our design guru!



yas ranked

as a top 50 nonprofit organization in central ohio

In October 2016, YAS was ranked #40 among Central Ohio's top nonprofit organizations by Columbus Business First. 

Our staff are the reason for our success.  

Heather Gutierrez, MA LPC

Director of Foster Care

Heather is passionate for advocating for foster children, parents, and staff.



meet our executive team

We've been privileged to play a role in helping thousands of children and families in central Ohio. As our community's needs have grown, we've been able to grow along with it. Our services now touch the lives of people in more than 14 counties every day. We credit our strength and endurance to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our people.


Lydia Boles MSW, LSW

Director of Early Childhood

YAS welcomes Lydia, our previous Licensing Coordinator, as our Early Childhood director. She leads the Early Intervention and Help Me Grow Home Visiting programs.



Sarah Cochey, MSSA, LSW, EIS

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah has more than 10 years experience in nonprofit work, the majority of that spent at YAS working in our Early Childhood Programs. Now, as CEO, Sarah leads YAS to continued success.


​​Ann Hemphill, MSW, LISW-S
Director of Behavioral Health

Ann brings with her 20+ years experience in the social work field where she has helped develop and initiate several programs in the state of Ohio.



Jacqueline Diaz

Human Resources / Executive Administrative Assistant

Whatever is needed, Jackie gets it done with a smile that brightens everyone's day! 



 39 years  of serving thousands of children ​& their families  throughout Franklin County and surrounding areas