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 on the many family, employment and social services which are locally developed to meet local needs and state and federal law.

Amy StoryInterim Director

Story joined the agency in 1990. She has held a series of leadership positions, including in Quality Assurance, Children’s Services Program Support and Child Care. She is a graduate of Wilmington College and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas More College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She 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.

She has been recognized as a Hamilton County Employee of the Year. In 2017, she received an Alumni Citation for Professional Achievement from Wilmington.

While she serves as our interim director, she also continues her work in her previous assignment as Assistant Director for Strategic Operations Support.

Talia BryanCustomer Complaint Resolution Administrator

Bryan joined the leadership team in 2018. Before joining HCJFS, Bryan worked as a Hamilton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, representing HCJFS in child abuse, neglect and dependency matters before the Hamilton County Juvenile Court. She has also served as an Assistant General Counsel to the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School.

 

Kevin HoltDirector, Ohio Means Jobs Center; Interim COO

Kevin started with HCJFS in 1991 as an eligibility technician. He also worked in income maintenance, Child Care, Children’s Services, Workforce Development and, most recently, at OhioMeansJobs. He also has supervised other services, including PRC, FAA training, state hearings, fraud/overpayment, Medicaid outreach and Non-Emergency Transportation.

 

Michael PattonAssistant Director – Child Support, Building Services, Fatherhood Initiatives

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.

 

Jim TinkerChief Communications Officer

Tinker joined the agency and the leadership team in 2020. Before joining HCJFS, Tinker spent a decade leading communications and marketing for Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His career has included communications, marketing and management roles with nonprofits as well being a senior account executive with an advertising agency. Tinker began his career leading economic development and historic preservation efforts.

He has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, graduating magna cum laude.

Margie WeaverDirector of Children’s Services

Weaver joined the executive team in 2017 after 13 years with the agency. She has worked as a Section Chief extensively in Utilization Management and more recently in Intake. Before joining HCJFS, Weaver worked as a program director and clinical director at two local foster care agencies. She brings an additional focus on child safety to Children’s Services. She holds a Master’s Degree from Xavier University.