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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS / HUMAN RESOURCES


Lauren Pompas

BA

Lauren joined YAS in 2019. Since then, she has been integral to our operations and overall success. She is a leader who is efficient, organized and keeps things on track. 


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


Joshua Freedman

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Josh has been working in accounting since 2012. He joined YAS in September of 2020. Josh is responsible for managing the financial actions of the organization.

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DIRECTOR OF

FOSTER CARE


Anita Godfrey

MPA, LSW

A 25-year social services veteran, Anita ensures that YAS’ foster care department maintains compliance with OAC rules, that our foster children are provided with the safest home possible and that we have a supportive and clinically sound staff for our foster parents and children.

DIRECTOR OF

​BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


Ann Hemphill

LISW-S

Her 30 years' experience in the social work field - where she has helped develop and initiate several programs in the state of Ohio - shines brightly through her BH team.​ 

PERFORMANCE & QUALITY

IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR


Lauren Verhoff

BSW, LSW

Lauren joined the YAS family as an Early Childhood Intern and we just couldn't let her, or her addictive laugh, go! She believes that staff engagement and a little humor makes quality improvement fun.

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.


​Led by YAS' CEO, the Executive Team is a group of experienced agency leaders who have key executive roles in various areas of the agency. The Executive Team’s responsibilities include long-term strategic planning (programmatic and overall agency), preservation of YAS' financial stability, and quality improvement.

meet our executive team

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DIRECTOR OF OHIO

EARLY INTERVENTION


Ashley Harmon

MS

Ashley’s work is inspired by her valuable experiences working with children and families.  She believes in supporting and empowering families to achieve the best possible outcomes and guides the Early Intervention Service Coordinator Team through this process. 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Sarah (Cochey) Steuer

MSSA, LSW

Since becoming CEO in December 2016, she has been focused on navigating many industry changes to ensure our rich 40 year history of serving Central Ohio continues to reflect a culture committed to quality client care. Sarah is also dedicated to ongoing efforts that develop and support our most valuable asset, our staff.

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Promoting Positive Futures
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DIRECTOR OF

​DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING


Jocelyn Pennino
BFA

She's been the creative brain behind our print and digital design since 2013, as well as spearheading YAS fundraisers over the years. In other words: defending brand guidelines and cultivating growth is her jam.