Director of Children's Initiatives
Having worked as a caseworker, supervisor, administrator, trainer and director, Kristi Burre has over 20 years of experience in the child protection field. For the last two years, Burre lead the Office of Children Services Transformation, an initiative launched by Governor DeWine through an executive order signed moments after he took his oath of office. This role included overseeing a nimble policy team and the Governor’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council focused on improving services to some of Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, children impacted by abuse and neglect, and children in foster and kinship care. Before that, Burre served as the Deputy Director of Protective Services at Fairfield County Job & Family Services.
Additionally, Burre has been a trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and the Safe & Together Institute. She has held leadership positions for many state and local organizations committed to better protecting children, including the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and the Ohio START Leadership Committee.
Burre holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, criminology and psychology from Capital University and a master’s degree in sociology from Ohio University.