In partnership with leadership from the Licking County Foundation, a coordinating committee was conviened in 2016 to establish a youth philanthropy council in Licking County. Each year the Coordinating Committee will plan, implement, award and evaluate philanthropic processes to help make Licking County a happy, healthy, safe and drug free place to live, work and go to school.

Coordinating Committee:
Cameron Vayansky: Chief of Staff and Lakewood High School Representative, Youth Leadership Council (co-chair)
Janine Mortellaro: Community Relations Director, Mortellaro McDonalds (co-chair)
Kim Coplin, Ph.D.: Provost, Denison University
Amy Dell: Program Officer, Licking County Foundation
Abbey McNaught: President and Heath High School Representative, Youth Leadership Council
Cody Miller: Communications Director and Newark Catholic High School Representative, Youth Leadership Council
Bobby Persinger, OCPC: YLC Project Director and Prevention Director, Pathways of Central Ohio
Noelle Stevens: Licking Valley High School Representative, Youth Leadership Council
Mike Whitehead, J.D., Partner, Reese, Pyle, Meyer
Hailey Zimmerman: Heath High School Representative, Youth Leadership Council