"Columbus needs to lead radical change in child care."

 Future 50 Class of 2020

Alex Anthony

Director, client delivery, Aver

About: Alex Anthony moved to Columbus in 2006 as an Ohio State University freshman and never looked back. She was appointed as the undergraduate student member of the university’s Board of Trustees in 2009 where she developed strong relationships and networking skills. Leadership roles provided her the opportunity to understand and navigate the complexity of the university to create consensus and enact change.

After graduation, she attained the Certified Public Accounting credential and began a consulting career at Ernst & Young. She quickly discovered a niche in large-scale program management and was able to use her organizational skills and versatility to lead successful projects at some of the largest health care organizations in the country.

Anthony joined Aver in 2016. The company offers solutions to help health care payers and providers design and administer value-based programs. She now leads customer delivery for Aver’s customers and balances multiple projects to support revenue generation.

Outside of work: Anthony chaired the United Way’s LINC Young Professional affinity group, serves on the development committee and volunteers with the “Tax Time” program. She is a grants committee chair for Ohio State’s Women & Philanthropy. Anthony also supports Junior Achievement of Central Ohio’s development committee.

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What does Columbus need to thrive? “Columbus needs to lead radical change in child care. The extravagant cost of high-quality child care remains an enormous barrier to women continuing to advance their careers after starting a family. This is also directly related to the increase in women in poverty in our community.”

Anthony’s idea: “Franklin County Job and Family Services has noted that up to 28,000 children may be without child care starting next year due to changes in the enrollment rules for child care subsidies. The Future 50 should create a call to action for the Columbus City Council and local business community to address the need for affordable and high-quality child care in our community.”

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