Kimberly Dent is the executive director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Commission on Fatherhood. She brings more than 24 years of experience to the fathers and families she serves in Ohio. The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood provides funding to responsible fatherhood programs throughout the state and makes policy recommendations. The Commission also trains professionals and engages the community regarding the vital role fathers play in their children’s lives. During her time with the government, Ms. Dent has served in various capacities in the local and state child support programs. She was a child support caseworker at the local level; a program consultant, a business analyst, and a human services program administrator in county services; and held positions in policy as well as outreach, education, and grants management units at the state Office of Child Support. Ms. Dent participates on the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Family Engagement Advisory Council, and the Governor’s Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality Taskforce.
Ms. Dent holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in public policy and administration from Ohio University. She is working on her Ph.D. (currently all but dissertation) in public policy and administration, specializing in law.