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 grew up in Hilliard Ohio and received 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 is beginning her position as a VISTA leader with the Ohio Association of Free Clinics.
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 is the Director of Resource Development with the OAFC. She recently graduated from the Ohio State University where she majored in Social Work with a minor in Substance Abuse and Misuse. Beth was previously a semifinalist for the inaugural President's Prize Competition at Ohio State, which offers a living stipend and start-up money for a project to promote social change. Her proposed project was a health insurance literacy program serving low-income populations in Ohio with the intent to teach them about the Affordable Care Act, how to sign up for a plan, and how to use it effectively. Beth is also an alumni of the NEW Leadership Ohio conference for college women in politics.
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.