Kasich Names Laubert to Serve as Acting Director of the Department of Aging December 18, 2017 COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich thanked outgoing Ohio Department of Aging director, Stephanie Loucka, for her service as she is leaving to pursue new opportunities outside the administration. Loucka has served as director of the agency since August 2016 and will be leaving at the end of the year. Kasich named State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Beverley Laubert as acting director. “Stephanie has served the state of Ohio with honor and distinction. Her innovative, energetic spirit has propelled the Department of Aging forward, having improved the lives of countless Ohio seniors. I wish her good luck in her future endeavors,” said Kasich. Beverley Laubert has served in the Ohio Department of Aging for more than 20 years. As long-term care ombudsman, she has worked tirelessly as an advocate of Ohio’s long-term care consumers. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from Kent State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy & Management from the Ohio State University. Beverley served for four years as president of the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs.