Ann Ream


  • Hometown:  North Canton
  •  Appointed by Governor pursuant to ORC § 5101.34(A)(6) because of extensive experience in issues related to fatherhood
  •  Occupation: Director or Protective Services, Summit County Children Services
  •  Year started with Ohio Commission on Fatherhood: 2015


Ann Ream is director of Protective Services at Summit County Children Services, where she has worked for more than 23 years. She has been a social worker at the agency, as well as the family meeting coordinator/facilitator, supervisor of the Family Meeting Unit, and supervisor of the Paid Placement Unit. She also played a pivotal role in bringing team decision-making meetings to the agency.

Ream is a graduate of the Child and Family Leadership Exchange, which promotes collaboration and excellence in leadership among Summit County professionals serving children and families. She also has chaired the agency's Father Factor initiative, which has promoted the engagement of fathers, increased staff awareness and improved practice related to fathers in child welfare. This work became the catalyst for a statewide best practice guide on identifying, locating and engaging fathers and paternal family members in child welfare.

Ream has a bachelor's and a master's degree In social work from the University of Akron.          



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