Kimberly A. Dent is currently the Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood/Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She brings over 21 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 Program 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 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.
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m.
(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting
Date: November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH 43215
The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Prison Resource Guide
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
"Family Children First" - Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
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