Tammy H. Wharton is the chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council which serves more than 40,000 Girl Scout members. Her initial connection with the Girl Scouts began in 2001, when she led the organization's fund-raising and public relations efforts. In 2005, Wharton left to become the executive director of the Columbus Literacy Council for two and a half years. In 2007, she was asked to return to the Girl Scouts to help lead the organization through the successful merger of three councils. Wharton became CEO of the newly merged council, Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland, in 2008.
Wharton's background also includes experience as a synchronized swimmer for the Ohio State University and the United States National Synchronized Swimming Teams. She holds a Master of Science degree in human services from Capella University and an undergraduate degree in communications from the Ohio State University.
"I am honored to be appointed to the FCCS Board and look forward to serving our community's youth who benefit from this much needed agency," said Wharton. "I hope to expand my knowledge of Children Services and help advocate for the children and families who benefit from the exceptional work this agency provides."
Wharton lives in New Albany, Ohio with her husband, Dave and their two children.