Jen Bavry, Family and Community Outreach Center, OCALI

Jen Bavry serves as OCALI’s Family & Community Outreach Center Program Director. She has been instrumental in supporting OCALI initiatives to equip families with information and resources. Additionally, Jen has led efforts to enhance community awareness and access, such as building the knowledge and understanding of future hospitality industry leaders. While Senior Associate with Ohio Afterschool Network, Jen prepared tools to improve the quality of Ohio’s afterschool programs. She served as Parent Consultant with Columbus City Schools, providing families with resources to enhance their district experience. As a parent of an autistic son, Jen is a strong advocate for individuals and families having access to supports leading to more opportunities and greater outcomes.

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.