Meet Our Government Relations Team

Heather Ulreyheather dahlberg
Administrative Director, External Relations

Heather leads the government relations practice at Nationwide Children’s where she oversees the hospital’s government relations efforts at the federal, state and local level and oversees the cultivation of public grant funds. Email Heather.

Morna Smith, PhDmorna smith
Special Projects and Program Grants Officer

Morna works with staff and clinicians of Nationwide Children’s Hospital to identify and secure public (federal, state and local) grants to enhance the programs and services provided by Nationwide Children’s. She is engaged in special projects in government relations, including pediatric resident advocacy education. Email Morna.

Kelly Steecekelly steece
Executive Assistant

Kelly Steece, Executive Assistant provides executive support to the Administrative Director of External Relations. Her main focus is day to day calendar and travel needs for the Administrative Director and daily operational and administrative activities for external relations. Email Kelly.

Lindsey BriganoLindsey Brigano

Lindsey Brigano works with Hospital and Research Institute staff to support government relations efforts at the federal, state and local levels. She can be contacted in regards to any legislative inquiries, tours of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, advocacy education or public affairs needs. Email Lindsey.

Stephanie BogartStephanie Bogart

Stephanie Bogart is the Administrative Assistant to the Government Relations Manager and the Special Projects and Program Grants Officer. Her role is to provide support on day-to-day calendar and travel needs as well as support the Resident Advocacy Elective program. Stephanie also supports Community Relations with scheduling and travel needs and the Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Family initiative. Email Stephanie.