"On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are delighted to welcome Stephanie, her wealth of knowledge and experience, and her proven leadership in serving others," said Mike Gonidakis. "Stephanie Ranade-Krider brings creativity and compassion to our mission. We are confident ORTL will make great progress under her leadership in expanding public understanding and appreciation for the enduring value of life in Ohio."
Prior to rejoining ORTL, Stephanie Ranade-Krider served as the program manager for the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT), which is responsible for coordinating the Kasich Administration's cross-agency efforts to combat opiate abuse in Ohio. During her time with GCOAT, the state launched several new initiatives, including a pilot program to address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; an initiative to encourage adults to Start Talking to kids about drug abuse; and expanded work with Ohio's courts to promote best practices at specialty dockets. Ranade-Krider formerly served as the Ohio Right to Life director of legislative affairs, overseeing the enactment of more pro-life legislation than during any previous Ohio General Assembly session.
As executive director of ORTL, Ranade-Krider will be responsible for daily operations, crafting and implementing a robust legislative agenda, increasing the grassroots presence throughout Ohio's 88 counties, and managing the ORTL staff and volunteers. Under Mrs. Ranade-Krider's leadership, ORTL will continue its aggressive focus on enacting laws and regulations to protect mothers and their children.