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Jessie Crews - Director, Office of Government Affairs

As Director of Government Affairs, Jessie Crews directs and coordinates legislative affairs and stakeholder engagement for ODH, and assists in policy development to help protect and improve the health of all Ohioans. She is the Ohio Department of Health's primary liaison to the Ohio legislature and to federal, state and local elected officials.


Jessie coordinates communication with legislators and stakeholders regarding programs and initiatives across the agency, and ensures that external partners are informed of state health policies. Jessie and her team also provide technical assistance to internal colleagues and external partners on the development of health-related legislation.  


Jessie is well-versed in the legislative process, public policy and analysis, and in legislative relations. Before joining ODH in 2011, she worked for the Ohio General Assembly serving as an aide in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. During that time, she staffed the Senate Civil Justice Committee and the House Finance and Appropriations Committee. 

Last Updated: 2/22/2017