October 18, 2022 - 11:17am -- byrd.282@osu.edu

Headshot of Lindsey Latscha. She is a blonde shoulder length hair female wearing a gray suit jacket with a black and white patterned dress shirt against a light blue background. Lindsey Latscha has been appointed as the area leader for the Franklin County office of Ohio State University Extension, per Jeff McCutcheon, director of Operations for OSU Extension.

Lindsey began her position with Extension on Oct. 10. She is a community engagement specialist with more than 10 years of experience providing public health leadership and program management. As a public health professional, Lindsey has dedicated her work to addressing health disparities, leveraging resources, mobilizing partnerships, and engaging communities. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Franklin University. She can be reached at latscha.1@osu.edu or 614-247-7733.

OSU Extension area leaders act as operational guides, performance coaches, and connectors for creating and building upon impacts between counties, across the state, and with university resources. The area leaders supervise all employees at the local level within their assigned area, with the exception of community nutrition professionals. They also facilitate stewardship efforts in each county.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension’s practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information. In Ohio, per our land-grant mission as part of The Ohio State University, Extension seeks to create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

The Franklin County office of OSU Extension offers diverse programming for local citizens in the four major Extension program areas of 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. Our goal is to help improve and strengthen the lives of all Franklin County residents where they live and work – whether rural, urban, and suburban.