WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2010, the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County (HSC) was conceived by nonprofit leaders who believed that working together—and coming together with one voice—would improve services to the people they served, and to the community as a whole.
Board of Directors
CEO, Catholic Social Services
Directions for Youth & Families
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
City Year Columbus
Action for Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Jewish Family Services
Public Policy Committee
Catholic Social Services
Senior VP of Community and Government Relations
Action for Children
South Side Early Learning
Communications and Advocacy Manager
Director of Government Affairs
Children's Hunger Alliance
Director of Customer Experience and Excellence
VP of Marketing and Communications/ Public Affairs
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
IMPACT Community Action
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
VP, Public Policy & Government Affairs
National Church Residences
YMCA of Central Ohio
Michael Corey is the Executive Director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County. An attorney, Michael graduated from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law in 2012 as Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. After practicing healthcare law at a regional law firm in Columbus for three years, Michael worked as a policy analyst at an area nonprofit and in voter protection during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Michael was named to Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, and was among the same publication's 2019 Power 100. He is also among the inaugural class of Columbus CEO's Future 50, the "people with the ideas, the energy and the hearts to move the Columbus region forward in the critical decade ahead."
Michael holds a B.A. from Duke University and a Master’s in Education Policy from Ohio State. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Lori, who serves as Clinical Director of the YMCA of Central Ohio’s Rapid Rehousing Program, their newborn son, Elijah George, and their rescue dog, Ruby.
Human Service Chamber Fellows, 2019-20
Celeste Acevedo is a second-year law student at Moritz, a third-generation American, and first-generation professional. Celeste is from El Paso, Texas and enrolled in law school so she could advocate for change in election law, criminal justice, and immigration law. Celeste earned her Bachelor's from UTEP in Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science. Celeste previously worked for the United States Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden's Investigative Counsel. She has also worked for America Votes, an organization which organizes state and national coalitions to advance progressive policies.
Zeynep Kart, a Columbus native, went to Purdue University, where she majored in Economics and minored in Spanish and psychology. After college, she served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Columbus for one year before matriculating at Moritz. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Bricker & Eckler LLP, as well as at Nationwide. She has also clerked with the The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) and Southeast Ohio Legal Services. Zeynep likes to travel and volunteer in the community in her free time.
Monica Windholtz is a second-year law student at Moritz. Previously, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where she received her B.A. in Medical Anthropology and her M.A. in Bioethics. She has previously interned with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, MedWish International in Cleveland, and in the Cleveland Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. Her academic and professional interests include health care policy, housing law and policy, and alternative dispute resolution. In her spare time, Monica enjoys running, knitting, and creative writing.