Who We Are
Executive Director of YouthWorksOhio, Jeff is a Logan Ohio native and now lives in Lancaster with his wife, Rhonda. He graduated from Ohio University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Jeff is an Injury Management Supervisor with the State of Ohio, plays several musical instruments, loves his family, lifting weights, running, bicycling and collies... and is passionate about making a difference.
Laura Johnston is Jeff's daughter. She graduated
from Lancaster High School in 2011, and attended Ohio University Lancaster to study English Education and Communications. In her spare time, Laura loves spending time with her husband, Aaron, and their beagle, Honey. She is a member of the Worship Team at Cross Pointe Church, and loves music. Laura is YouthWorksOhio's Managing Director. She schedules employee hours, interviews and schedules clients, recruits and directs the adult volunteers, and oversees the employees. She trains teens and runs the YouthWorks Store during the day; taking care of the customers, receiving donations, and making sure the showroom is always looking its best. She handles all day-to day operational issues. Jeff provides ideas, inspiration and direction, and Laura makes it work and keeps it running.