Ms. Beth Bickford is currently the Executive Director for the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC). Because of her specialized background, she understands the unique insurance needs of local public health agencies.
Ms. Bickford has a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Case Western University. She is a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, basic life support instructor, and is certified in critical care nursing. Ms. Bickford has received numerous honors including Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Excellence in Nursing, Excellence in Nursing Research, and National Public Health Leadership Scholar.
Ms. Bickford is deeply committed to her local community. She is an active member of her church in Westerville and currently serves as Chair of the Worship and Music Committee. Ms. Bickford also volunteers for YMCA Family Center and Faith Mission, two organizations that help to provide homeless families with shelter, meals, counseling and job assistance, and with the Franklin County Children Services Mentoring Program. In her spare time, Ms. Bickford enjoys music and golf.
Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP) is a public entity group self-insurance program that provides first-class
property and liability coverages to political subdivisions in the State of Ohio and is endorsed by the Ohio
Municipal League, The Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, Ohio Parks & Recreation Association
and the Coalition of Ohio Regional Districts.