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Jessica Saunders

director, The Center for Child Health and Wellness

Jessica Saunders is the director of the Center for Child Health and Wellness at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She has worked at Dayton Children’s since 2007 and is responsible for Dayton Children’s community outreach and population health programming including the Dayton Asthma Alliance and the Family Resource Connection, a program that screens for social needs of patients. Previously she was the Community Relations Manager at Dayton Children’s where she developed and directed a number of programs including the Kohl’s A Minute for Kids program, Safe Kids Greater Dayton and the Mead Westvaco Family Resource Center. She is also the project manager for the Dayton Children’s Regional Pediatric Health Assessment conducted every three years which is used to set the children’s health and safety agenda for the hospital.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and a Masters in public administration, both from the University of Dayton. Jessica was named by Dayton Business Journal in 2012 as one of their Forty Under 40 top young professionals in the Dayton region. She serves as adjunct faculty at both Wright State University and the University of Dayton. She is a past president of the Junior League of Dayton and currently serves on multiple boards including Project READ and the Board of Governors for Leadership Dayton.

topics for media interviews:

  • Dayton Asthma Alliance
  • Car seat safety
  • Safe sleep
  • Child advocacy
  • Pediatric Health Assessment
  • Population health
  • Community engagement

If you are interested in speaking to one of our leaders or experts at Dayton Children's please contact Stacy Porter at 937-641-3666 or by email at porters@childrensdayton.org.