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.


Executive Team                     >>Top Management

Michael PattonDirector

Patton, who joined JFS in 1993, has held numerous executive roles, including leadership positions in Child Support, Children’s Services Program Support, Workforce Development and Public Assistance. Patton launched programming focused on fathers, which has grown into the successful Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. He’s spearheading the agency’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts and  guided creation of the agency’s first peer-to-peer mentoring program for staff. Patton is a 1993 graduate of the University of Cincinnati. 


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.



Amy StoryAssistant Director, Strategic Operations Support

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.


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 as agency marketing. 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.