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Meet Our Staff


With oversight from the Board, our staff manages the day-to-day operations.



Eric DeWald


Eric DeWald is the President/Secretary for the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. In this position, he is responsible for day-to-day operations and reports to HealthPath's governing board.

Prior to joining The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, DeWald served 16 years as the founding President and CEO of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. He was the Executive Director of AllOne Foundation and Charities serving 13 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. DeWald earned his BA in Sociology from Eastern University and MPA from The Penn State University, School of Public Affairs.



Tara Behanan

Grants Manager

Tara Behanan is the Grants Manager for The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. In this position, she is responsible for handling and tracking all grant proposals from the inception of the request through their final stages. Behanan also serves as the liaison for all correspondence and communication for The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. Prior to joining HealthPath, Behanan was a Coordinator for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.



Marla Morse

Oral Health Ohio

Program Director

Marla joined Oral Health Ohio in September 2018.  In her capacity as Program Director, Marla oversees implementation of the coalition’ statewide strategic work.   Marla’s expertise is in development and implementation of community-wide initiatives.   Marla has worked in the areas of public health, acute and long-term care, domestic violence, mental health and childhood trauma.  Marla received Masters’ Degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from Columbia University.  

Marla is a member of the American Network of Oral Health Coalitions (ANOHC) and serves on numerous national, state and county committees including the Oral Health Progress & Equity Network (OPEN) Medicare Work Group, Hamilton County Oral Health Coalition and Medicaid Quality Improvement Learning Academy (MeQILA), Dental Quality Alliance.     

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