Community Relations

The Community Relations Department develops partnerships with key community stakeholders, manages the Hospital's Good Neighbor Agreement with 14 area civic associations and commissions, supports the Nationwide Children's Hospital Primary Care Network with community outreach activities, and measures the Hospital’s community benefits with special quantitative software (CBISA).

Meet Our Team

Community Relations Team

  • Carla Fountaine, Community Relations Director

Healthy Homes Team

  • Gretchen West, Healthy Homes Executive Director
  • Guadalupe Alvarez, Senior Engagement Manager
  • Sarah Higgins, Senior Resident Compliance Manager
  • Emily Long Rayfield, Healthy Homes Lead Development Manager
  • Mazie Cheesebrough, Project Manager
  • Marcus Green, Project Manager
  • Lydia Ndung'u, Project Manager
  • Vickie Barrett, Resident Service Coordinator
  • Mary Turner, Project Coordinator
  • Vanessa Burton-Reddy, Administrative Support

Emailing Community Relations

The Community Relations email is intended strictly for questions and comments related to the Good Neighbor Agreement and ongoing facilities construction. Please visit for information related to the Healthy Homes program. 

The Community Relations email does not function as a physician referral department or provide contact information for employees of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For additional questions or concerns not related to Community Relations, please visit the additional Nationwide Children’s Hospital departmental sites listed below.

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