Vanessa Freytag Elected Chair of Advocacy Coalition Focused on Hamilton County
April 13, 2018
Vanessa Freytag, president/CEO of 4C for Children, has been elected by the board of the Human Services Chamber of Hamilton County to a one-year term as chair.
The chamber, a coalition of over 50 human services providers formed in 2013, advocates for policies that are beneficial to their organizations and the clients they serve. Freytag has been a member of the chamber since 2015 and lead the public policy committee.
Among the important areas that the chamber will be addressing in the coming year are early childhood education, transportation and funding of resources in the community that benefit children.
"I'm really excited to be part of the leadership of the chamber and it's work," Freytag says, "and am looking forward to working with representatives from member agencies to address these issues that are impacting those living in our community—and to find solutions that lead to improving lives."
As a collaborative group of both large and small agencies, the chamber has a stronger voice for those in need in the community, Freytag explains. "We have a wide range of expertise represented in our membership. This ensures that the outcomes of our work best serve those in the community who need essential services such as job training, housing, mental health and addiction treatment, and supportive services for children, seniors and persons with disabilities."
Joining Freytag in leadership are Mary Asbury, executive director, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (vice chair); Gwen Robinson, president and CEO, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (secretary); and Pam Green, president and CEO, Easterseals of Greater Cincinnati (treasurer).