Kimberly Dent, Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Fatherhood

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Kimberly A. Dent is currently the Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood/Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She brings over 24 years of government 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 such as a child support caseworker at the local level, a program consultant, a business analyst and a Human Services Program Administrator in County Services, Policy as well as Outreach, Education and Grants Management units at the State Office of Child Support. Ms. Dent has also served as a commissioner on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, representing the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Ms. Dent participates on the Recovery Ohio/Addiction Recovery Supports, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Family Engagement Advisory Council, and the Governor’s Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality Taskforce. Ms. Dent holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ohio University.  She is working on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration, Specializing in Law (All but Dissertation).