Deb has been with the OAFC as the Executive Director since October 2012. Prior to that, she worked as the Executive Director of Health Partners Free Clinic in Troy, Ohio.
Deb enjoys working with free and charitable clinics and helping them explore ways to expand their missions. And believe it or not, she enjoys her drive from home to Columbus each day - a trip of about an hour and a half one way.
When she's not working, Deb spends a time with her family, reading and cooking.
Katie earned her degree in Neuroscience from the Ohio State University in 2015. After graduating, she spent a year of service in Philadelphia with the National Health Corps working to improve healthcare in the community. After returning to her home town, Katie entered into a second year with AmeriCorps as a VISTA Leader with the OAFC. Upon completion of her service year, she was hired on as the Director of Engagement and Communications.
Tim Adams is the Director of Membership Development. He joined the OAFC team after completing two years of service in AmeriCorps VISTA, serving in his second year as the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader at the Ohio CDC Association. In his current role, Tim supervises the OAFC AmeriCorps VISTA project and works to find additional opportunities for the program to build capacity for member organizations throughout Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 2014 with dual degrees in political science and urban geography and completed a research thesis on equity in housing development in Columbus. In his free time, Tim greatly enjoys reading, playing guitar, and spending time with his Shih Tzu, Louie.
Beth graduated with her undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Substance Abuse and Misuse from OSU in May 2017 after completing an internship with the OAFC. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio, an alumni of the NEW Leadership program for college women in politics, and was semi-finalist for the inaugural President’s Prize competition at OSU. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and writing.
Originally hailing from Cleveland, OH Aaron will be carrying out his VISTA work in the OAFC Office. As recent Computer Science graduate from Kentucky St. University, he chose the AmeriCorps VISTA program to gain experience in the nonprofit sector which he plans to continue his career in.
Patrick Creedon grew up all over the eastern half of the United States, eventually going to high school in St. Louis and studying Psychology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Tulsa. After graduating, he briefly studied Quantitative Psychology at OSU where he taught statistical computing. Patrick spent the previous year at the Ohio CDC Association as a VISTA where he assisted in their case development and social enterprise initiatives. He is now beginning his position as VISTA Leader with the Ohio Association of Free Clinics. Patrick enjoys cooking, reading about politics and nonprofits, and spending time with his partner's cats.
Social Work Intern
Originally from Los Angles, Alyssa is a fourth year student at The Ohio State University majoring in Social Work with a double minor in Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Alyssa has held various internships at other non-profits and political organizations throughout Ohio during the 2016 election season. During her time at Ohio State, Alyssa has held positions within her sorority, Student-Alumni Council, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Sphinx Senior Class Honorary, and is a proud member of the 2017 Homecoming Court.