Jamie Carmichael serves as the Assistant Director of Community Planning and Collaboration. Jamie previously served as state’s first Chief Health Opportunity Advisor, where she was responsible for advancing Governor DeWine’s commitment to ensuring that all Ohioans have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. She established the Office of Health Opportunity (OHO) within the Ohio Department of Health, which is focused on the elimination of population level health disparities by aligning and focusing strategic resources. During her time at Ohio Department of Health, Jamie secured unprecedented federal funding to support health equity efforts across Ohio, developed hundreds of new community partnerships, and worked to create Ohio’s Health Improvement Zones.
Prior to her time with ODH, Jamie served as Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), leading the Offices of Communications, Legislative Affairs, and Behavioral Health Policy. Her experience also includes nearly a decade of service at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services where she worked on poverty reduction and workforce development policy and programs.
Jamie started her career working in the community as a case manager in county government and in non-profit community corrections. She holds a MA in Political Science and Public Administration from Ohio University, and BAs in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Kent State University.