A Propel Ohio regional leadership gathering, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact, will take place at The University of Findlay on Friday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m. the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.
The event invites leaders to come together for more in-depth discussions regarding the state’s challenges in food security, mental health and human trafficking.
A panel of local experts will include:
- Heather Heilman, United Way of Hancock County program/grants coordinator. Heilman, who also helps coordinate aspects of the area’s Halt Hunger Initiative and the Community Gardens of Hancock County, will be speaking about food security.
- Sherri Garner-Brumbaugh, CEO and owner of Garner Trucking. She will offer her perspectives on human trafficking, and will speak to the role the industry and her company play in helping with this issue.
- Zach Thomas, director of wellness and education, and Clara Harrold, property manager, for Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. They will address mental health.
The event is free but space is limited. Those who plan to attend must register by Feb. 9 by visiting www.ohiocampuscompact.org/events.
The Northwest Propel Ohio gathering is being organized by UF’s Office of Service and Community Engagement, which is part of the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. For more information, contact Crystal Weitz, director of the Office of Service and Community Engagement, at (419) 434-6671.