Meet the foster care and adoption professionals at DCCH.

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RON BERTSCH, Director

    Ron has been working with foster care and adoption services since 1986. Growing up in Southgate, he graduated from Newport Central Catholic High School. Ron received his Bachelors in Social Work and Sociology from Thomas More College and his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Ron and his wife Julie reside in Campbell County. They reared their five children of whom four came to them through adoption.>

SARAH LUSHER, Trainer

    Sarah joined DCCH in 2006 as a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist in residential treatment working with the children. After ten years, Sarah joined the Foster Care and Adoption team as a recruiter and marketing coordinator. Sarah left DCCH in 2018 to stay home with her growing family. She was excited for the opportunity to rejoin the Foster Care and Adoption Team as the trainer in 2021. Sarah has a degree in Education from Northern Kentucky University.

JESS POSTEL, Case Manager

    Jessica joined DCCH in 2005 as a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist at the Residential Facility working with children. In 2013, Jessica joined the Foster Care and Adoption team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Miami University, and completed her Masters in School Counseling at Xavier University. Additionally, Jessica is on the leadership board for Prosper Avondale, a community-based charitable organization committed to the peace and prosperity of Avondale, an urban neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

SARAH MCADAMS, Case Manager

    Sarah graduated from Ohio University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. She joined DCCH in 2015 as a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist in residential treatment working with children. In 2016, Sarah transitioned to the Foster Care and Adoption team as a Case Manager. She became the Foster Parent Recruiter in 2020 and continues to do case management for foster, adoptive, and independent living program clients.

BRITTANY POWELL, Case Manager

    Brittany graduated from Holmes High School in 2008 and Northern Kentucky University in December of 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Mental Health and Human Services. Brittany spent two years with Ireland Home Based Services serving families in Southeastern Indiana. She is also an active member in her home church.

JEN INGLE, Case Manager

    Jen moved to Northern KY from Western NC in 2015 to be close to family. She graduated from SNHU in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minor in Community Health and graduated from Trident University in 2021 with a Master of Arts in Education. Jen spent two years with DCBS working with families in Northern KY.



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