Since 2007, HCJFS has been led by Agency Director Moira Weir. HCJFS is the largest department within Hamilton County government and reports to the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners.
The Hamilton County Job and Family Services Planning Committee serves as an advisory body to the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners with regard to the full continuum of family, employment and social services which are locally developed to meet local needs and state and federal law.
Director: Moira Weir
Weir became the agency’s director on July 1, 2007. She joined the leadership team in 2004 as assistant director in charge of Child Support, Workforce Development and Benefit Recovery. She assumed responsibility for Children’s Services in July 2005. Weir began her career at HCJFS in 1993 as a Children’s Services worker. She advanced to section chief of Children’s Services Intake/Assessment, Children’s Services Program Support, and Adult Services as well as an Integrated Services Business Unit.
Chief Operating Officer: Tim McCartney
McCartney joined the leadership team on Jan. 11, 2010. He had served as director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services for about seven years. McCartney worked at Hamilton County JFS, 1990-2002, advancing from Income Maintenance technician to a member of the executive team. He was named a Hamilton County Employee of the Year in 1999.
Chief Communications Officer: Brian Gregg
Gregg joined JFS in 2006 after a career in journalism and corporate communications. He’s reported and written for The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Detroit News, Rockford Register Star and USA Today. His most recent corporate communications job was at Hill-Rom Co., the largest hospital bed company in the world. Gregg received the 2010 President’s Award from the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors Association for outstanding work in communications on behalf of JFS organizations throughout Ohio.
Child Support/Fatherhood Officer: Michael Patton
Patton joined the leadership team in 2016. He joined JFS in 1993 and held several leadership positions in Child Support, Family and Adult Assistance and Children’s Services Program Support. Most recently he was the Child Support section chief. Patton is connected to many fatherhood initiatives in the community. Patton is a 1993 graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
Children’s Services Chief Clinical Director : Mary Eck
Eck joined the executive team in 2015. She has past experience as a worker, manager, section chief and project manager. She has worked off and on for the agency since 1999. Her deep experience also includes managing a contracted team that oversaw thousands of child welfare cases in the state of Illinois. Her experience working just outside of Chicago included providing clinical supervision of mental health professionals involved in these cases.
Chief Information Technology Officer: Amy Story
Story joined the agency in 1990 and has served in a series of leadership positions in Quality Assurance, Children’s Services Program Support and Child Care. She is graduate of Wilmington College and has a master’s in Business Administration from Thomas More College. She has previously played key roles in the adaption of state technology systems here in Hamilton County, most recently in Child Care. She has great knowledge of our program areas and is quite familiar with many of the IT programs we employ.