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Children's Initiatives Staff

LeeAnne Cornyn, Director, Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives

LeeAnne CornynLeeAnne Cornyn holds a B.A. from Miami University. After graduating from Miami, she served as a Teach For America corps member, teaching 8th grade science in the Crenshaw Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. She earned a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

LeeAnne began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General within the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In 2015, she was named Director of Children’s Initiatives for then Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. LeeAnne continues to serve Ohio’s children as the Director of Children’s Initiatives for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. In this role, she focuses on maternal and child health, early childhood education, and foster care issues. 

Brie Lusheck, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives

Briana LusheckBrie Lusheck is the Deputy Director of Children’s Initiatives for Governor Mike DeWine, where she focuses on the health, safety and well-being of Ohio’s kids.

Prior to working with the Governor’s Office, Brie served as a policy associate for the Center for

Community Solutions. During her time there, she focused on researching and writing about innovative approaches to addressing poverty, adverse child experiences, and adult protective services.

Brie began her career in public policy as a Legislative Service Commission Fellow for the Ohio House of Representatives. She was later hired as the Senior Legislative Aide for Representative Tim Derickson, serving as the clerk for the newly created Community and Family Advancement Committee.

Brie is a graduate of Ashland University, where she participated in Ashbrook Scholar Program. She is currently working on obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration at Ohio University.

Chelsea Cordonnier, Associate, Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives

Chelsea CordonnierChelsea Cordonnier is an Associate with the Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives. In her role, she primarily focuses on the office’s messaging, community engagement, and communication strategies.

Prior to working in the Governor’s Office, Chelsea served as the Deputy Press Secretary for former Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. During this time, she worked with the Communications team to develop and execute messaging that would best convey office priorities.

Chelsea holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching youth sports, traveling with her husband, and playing with her puppy, Mila.