Press Room

August 17, 2017

Ohio Children’s Hospital Association Names New Director of Policy & Advocacy


August 17, 2017 – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association (OCHA) as hired Sarah Kincaid as Director of Policy and Advocacy.

For almost 10 years Sarah has worked in the policy and political arenas, working in government relations for the Office of the Governor, Kallner and Associates, LLC, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her career includes managing legislative priorities for corporations and non-profit organizations, developing and implementing corporate government affairs program, and most recently working with the Ohio General Assembly and state agencies to promote bipartisan support for the health and wellness of Ohio’s children.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented individual with the knowledge, integrity, experience and passion to advocate for children’s health care issues,” said Nick Lashutka, President & CEO, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. “She has proven to be an effective advocate for the health and health care of children in her work with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This new position gives Sarah a broader scope to work with our state and federal elected officials on these critically important issues on behalf of all six members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association.”

In her new role with OCHA, Kincaid will be responsible for developing and representing the policy positions of the association’s members at the state and federal levels. She will also serve as a liaison with public interest groups, trade associations, business coalitions and other organizations and agencies.

Kincaid has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University in 2008. Sarah sits on the boards of Voice’s for Ohio’s Children and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.

The six members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association – Akron Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UH/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dayton Children’s and ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital – work together to save, protect and enhance the lives of all Ohio children by providing the highest quality of care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at