Social Determinants of Work

Worker Cliff Effects Summit

July 14, 2022, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event Highlight Reel

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Schedule of Events

9:00am - 9:30am

/Continental Breakfast

9:30am - 9:40am


9:40am - 10:00am

“Benefit Cliffs 101”
Emily Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Community Solutions

10:00am - 10:20am

“Where Are the Workers”
Bishara Addison, Director, Job Preparation, The Fund for Our Economic Future

10:25am - 10:45am

“Benefit Cliff Tools from The Federal Reserve”
John Rees, Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10:55am - 11:15am

“ODJFS Benefits Bridge Pilot”
Denise Olson, Program Administrator, ODJFS
Angela Carnahan, Workforce Development Administrator, Licking County JFS

11:20am - 11:40am

“ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers Success Story”
Staci Wampler, Director of Industry Partnerships, Towards Employment

11:40am - 12:15pm

Lunch and Presenter Q&A Panel

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Facilitated Discussion

1:45pm - 2:00pm

Closing Remarks

Our Presentations

Benefit Cliffs 101
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Benefit Cliffs 101

Learn what benefit cliffs are, how public policy created them, and how public policy could end them.

Where Are the Workers?
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Where Are the Workers?

The Fund for Our Economic Future will share results of their extensive workforce research – helping us to better understand people’s motivation for leaving their jobs or the workforce entirely.

Benefit Cliff Tools from The Federal Reserve
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Benefit Cliff Tools from The Federal Reserve

Review the groundbreaking tools that The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has developed for workers and employers to understand how wages, raises, and bonuses impact public benefits.

ODJFS Benefits Bridge Pilot
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ODJFS Benefits Bridge Pilot

Seven counties in Ohio are participating in the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Benefits Bridge Pilot. See how the pilot is structured and how it is being implemented.

ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers Success Story
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ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers Success Story

Learn how re-entry citizens are gaining access to the manufacturing sector while learning valuable skills in the process.

Meet Our Presenters


Bishara Addison


Director, Job Preparation
The Fund for Our Economic Future
Bishara Addison works with local, regional, and national partners to seed and develop innovative solutions to workforce challenges, with the goal of driving systemic improvements and advancing more equitable outcomes in income and employment.

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell


Chief Operating Officer
The Center for Community Solutions
Emily Campbell oversees research, policy, and administration related activities for The Center for Community Solutions. She has consulted with numerous nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies to provide data and public policy decision support.

Angela Carnahan

Angela Carnahan


Workforce Development Administrator
Licking County JFS
Angela Carnahan has a 27-year career dedicated toward developing strong workforce partnerships. In her current role, she is responsible for public assistance workforce programming as well as local workforce development efforts.

Denise Olson

Denise Olson


Program Administrator
Denise Olson has worked for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for over 30 years and currently serves in the role of Project Manager in the SNAP/Cash Policy bureau.

John Rees

John Rees


Senior Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
John Rees is engaged in research and partnerships to identify barriers to economic mobility and mitigation strategies that can improve economic security for families and meet the talent needs of businesses for a healthy economy.

Towards Employment


ACCESS Program
The ACCESS curriculum was co-designed by a team of 4 manufacturers, MAGNET and Towards Employment, and is now endorsed by over 20 companies as an on ramp to manufacturing careers.

Meet Our Facilitator

Tanya Budler

Tanya Budler

Founder, Rise Together
A people-centric problem solver, Tanya Budler started her career building youth programs in the private sector before pivoting to impact consulting for nonprofits. Tanya has since served in various levels of government, first helping deploy the American Rescue Plan Act in the Office of the Governor in CT and most recently supporting workforce efforts in the US Department of Transportation.

The Social Determinants of Work

United Way of Greater Cleveland and Towards Employment have identified the following 8 Social Determinants of Work, which will be explored throughout our SDoW initiative:

Job Flexibility




Sustained Education

Home and Community Health

Broadband Access

Access to Justice

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the SDoW initiative:

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you to the organizations working with us on this important initiative. Our partners bring invaluable expertise and resources to the table and are integral to the success of our Social Determinants of Work efforts. Together, we are seeking solutions to a collective problem through collective action.

Thank You

Thank you for joining us today! We appreciate your interest and support as we come together to advance access to work in our region.

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