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Kimberly Dent is the Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood. She has more than 13 years of government service and has held various positions with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Prior to joining the Commission as Executive Director she served as then ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin's designee to the Commission. She has extensive experience and knowledge of Ohio's Child Support policies and procedures having served as a Human Services Program Administrator 3 in the Office of Child Support for many years.
Director Dent does extensive community outreach and public speaking about the message that promoting responsible fatherhood is much less costly than paying for the consequences of father absence. When fathers acquire the skills they need to be responsible fathers, children are better off and better positioned to build their own strong families; families are better off because of fathers' love, care and emotional and financial support; and taxpayer dollars are saved as families are more likely to be well-functioning and self-sufficient.
In addition to her duties as Executive Director, Ms. Dent serves as Co-chair of the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Fatherhood Involvement Workgroup, a member of Ohio's Child Support Strategic Workgroup and a member of Ohio's Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition.
Director Dent holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Ohio University and is a candidate for her Doctorate in Law and Public Policy at Walden University.
U.S. Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Whitehouse Responsible Fatherhood Blog
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families
Governor's Office Human Trafficking Campaign
Ohio County Services
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Daddy's Tool Bag
Thursday April 20, 2017: Commissioner Meeting
Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
Phone: (614) 752-0583 ~ Contact Us
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 183204, Columbus, OH 43218-3204
Physical Address: 4200 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43219