Eileen Cooper Reed, J.D.,
is the Advocate of the Greater Cincinnati Project. As lobbyist, spokesperson,
collaborator, convener and facilitator for the local CDF office, Eileen is responsible for
developing and implementing strategies to improve the quality of the lives of children in
the greater Cincinnati area. She works closely with business, religious, civic and
community leaders throughout the city to ensure that Hamilton counties adult community is
abreast on the critical issues effecting children on a national, state and local level.
Casey-Leininger is the research analyst for the Greater Cincinnati Project. Through his
efforts, CDF has become one of the
most respected sources for information regarding children's needs in the Hamilton County
area. Fritz works closely with a number of
local organizations and the CDF-Ohio staff in Columbus to produce fact sheets, needs
assessments and, publications that detail and document the plight of Cincinnati's
Early Childhood Policy Analyst
Karen Kahle joined CDF in June 1999 as our Early Childhood Policy
Analyst. Before coming to CDF, Karen was the Coordinator of the Northern Kentucky Welfare
Reform Task Force and the Program Development Specialist at Welcome House.
Child Health Outreach Coordinator
Mason Gray joined CDF in July 1999 to become our Child Health Outreach
Coordinator. His position is part of a national healthcare initiative
called Covering Kids, which is funded by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. Mason's focus is to increase the enrollment and
awareness of Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Hamilton
Youngblood joined CDF in June, 2000. She oversees all general office operations
including billing, scheduling, personnel, and inter-office communications. She also
provides fiscal and administrative support to all program areas.
Child Health Outreach Associate
Bolich, the most recent addition to our staff, joined CDF in September, 2000 as a part of
the Public Allies (Americorp) program. Susan provides outreach support for the
Children's Health Insurance Program through our Covering Kids grant.
is the Community Associate in Walnut Hills for our Education project. She joined the staff in August and most recently
worked for Victory Neighborhood Services.