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Executive Director of Ohio Family and Children First Named

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the appointment of Representative Sarah LaTourette to serve as the Executive Director of Ohio Family and Children First.

Representative LaTourette is currently in her third term representing the people of Ohio’s 76th House District which includes most of Geauga and northern Portage Counties. During her time in the legislature, she has focused on advancing legislation to help Ohio’s most vulnerable youth and served as the Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Multi-System Youth during the 131st General Assembly.

For her work improving the lives of Ohio’s children, Representative LaTourette has earned the Public Children Services Association of Ohio’s Gayle Channing Tenenbaum Legislator of the Year Award, the Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs Legislative Champion Award, and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s Everyday Ohio Hero Award. Representative LaTourette is a graduate of Miami University and the proud mom of her three year-old son.

Ohio Family and Children First is a partnership of state and local government entities, community advocates, and families that work to enhance the well-being of children and families across the state by coordinating services, building capacity, and engaging families.