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.
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.
DIRECTOR OF OHIO
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
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.
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.
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / HR
As the newest addition to the executive team, Lauren is a leader who is efficient, organized, and keeps things on track; all with a smile! Lauren is motivated by YAS’ mission statement and believes our children are the future.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
She is a lover of developing processes and procedures that enhance both performance and job satisfaction. As such, she provides supportive leadership to the Help Me Grow Home Visiting staff who serve pregnant women and new parents.
DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
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.
PERFORMANCE & QUALITY
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.
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