2019 State Conference Discussion Panels

At the OLBC Foundation 2019 State Conference, Governor Mike DeWine brought official greetings to attendees. The governor committed to come into the districts of OLBC members to determine what is working and what should be improved. The governor was followed by three outstanding panel discussions:

Discussion Session 1:  Affordable Housing – Disparities and Discussions and Public Policy Solutions

Lark Mallory, General Counsel and Director of CDFI Investments at Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

Representative Erica Crawley, Ohio House of Representatives
Charles D. Hillman, President & CEO – Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Darlene Sweeney-Newbern, Director of Regional Operations – Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Discussion Session 2:  Health Equity – Black Maternal Health – Strategies to address the significant disparities in maternal mortality rates for Black Women

Charleta Tavares, Former State Senator & OLBC member

Dr. Rocco Rossi, Board Certified in Gynecology & Obstetrics
Representative Jeanine Boyd, Ohio House of Representatives

Discussion Session 3:  The New Bipartisanship in the New Administration

Alicia Reece, Former OLBC President & current OLBC Foundation board member

Representative Larry Householder, Speaker of the House
Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, Minority Leader