Ohio Right to Life Announces New Director and Staff

Devin Scribner Joins Ohio Right to Life as Executive Director

DATE: Monday, June 13, 2016     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hire of Devin Scribner as executive director. Scribner, who has his Masters in Business Administration, joins Ohio Right to Life with a wealth of experience in both politics and business. Scribner has worked for pro-life Representative Ron Young (R-District 61), Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

Devin_and_Jessica_-_final.jpg“Ohio Right to Life is proud to welcome Devin as a leader of our pro-life team,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. "Devin's diversity of both political and business experience will lend itself well to advancing the mission of Ohio's longest-serving pro-life grassroots advocacy organization. With Devin, Ohio Right to Life will continue to expand our reach, helping to save more lives and to grow a culture that increasingly cares for the rights and dignity of all persons."

Ohio Right to Life also announced the hire of Jessica Koehler as director of legislative affairs. In her role, she will continue to advance Ohio Right to Life's legislative agenda, previously advanced by Kayla Atchison who took a position with the Barberton Municipal Court in Northeast Ohio at the end of May. Koehler previously worked for State Senator Frank LaRose (R-District 27) as his legislative aide, and ran the campaign of State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-District 79), her father.

“As a political and legislative staffer, as well as a member of Young Professionals for Life of Central Ohio, Jessica is proving herself to be a pro-life leader early in her career,” said Gonidakis. “Ohio Right to Life welcomes Jessica's energy and experience as we look to achieve political and legislative victories for human life this fall."

Jessica will begin her time with Ohio Right to Life on Wednesday, June 15, and Devin will assume his role as executive director on Monday, June 27.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death. 


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