Leadership Team Member
John White has been active in community service, politics, business and non-profit leadership for over for more than three decades. John was elected to represent the 38th District in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. While there, John served as the Chairman of the Health Committee for the House managing dozens of bills affecting the citizens of Ohio’s health and human services arenas. In 2003, John authored legislation to establish the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFCI), which seeks to be a mobilizing agent to encourage, expand and leverage Ohio’s abundance of volunteers and Faith-Based communities to help solve the toughest social and community problems in the state of Ohio. In his last term in the Legislature as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, John wrote and passed prison and community reform measures that removed barriers and increased support mechanisms for ex-offenders as they attempt to integrate back into their families and community life. Since leaving the Ohio General Assembly after serving eight years, John joined Think Tank Inc., helping them to grow a national anti-poverty initiative to lift families out of poverty through intentional relationships with community allies that cuts across class, race and economic barriers.
He and his wife Andrea have been married 32 years. They have three daughters.