Nicole Sillaman joined the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund as a program manager in 2014. At the Trust Fund, she works closely with federal, state and local partners to implement child abuse and neglect prevention programming. During her time at the Trust Fund she has served as the Project Manager for multiple Trust Fund initiatives including human trafficking prevention, early childhood safety initiatives, the Strengthening Families Framework Learning Networks, enterprise grants management, and the child well-being data dashboard, to name a few. She oversees numerous grant initiatives and serves as the state lead for the Trust Fund’s federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant. She also is responsible for overseeing and managing all financial activities for the Trust Fund, in collaboration with the OCTF Board Treasurer and Board Finance Committee.
Prior to the Trust Fund, Ms. Sillaman worked at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for seven years in program coordination for physician medical education programs. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, as well as her Master of Business Administration at The Ohio State University.
Outside of work, Ms. Sillaman has been active in the Columbus community by being selected as a previous member of the Chase Gen Y Leadership Project, sponsored by the YWCA. She also served as a 2013-2014 Albert Schweitzer Fellow, implementing a mentoring program at Dress for Success Columbus, and now serves on the fellowship advisory board.
Ms. Sillaman is passionate about the Trust Fund’s mission because she gets to come to work every day at an agency whose core mission is to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. It is oftentimes hard work, but just knowing that the Trust Fund has made a difference in at least one family’s life makes it worthwhile.