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Michael Newsom, MPA, is the Fatherhood Coordinator for Montgomery County Department of Job & Family Services and leader of the Montgomery Fatherhood Initiative (MCFI) in Dayton, OH. MCFI links fathers with vital services such as legal assistance, employment, and parenting classes. MCFI is active in local courts and school districts as well as various social service organizations. Prior to this role, Newsom served as Child Support Supervisor and Outreach Coordinator for JFS for ten years.

As part of his current position Newsom is a panelist on Judge Walter H. Rice’s Federal Re-entry Court, Co-chair of the Montgomery County Office of Ex-offender Support Services Committee, and Chairman of Celebrate Fatherhood Montgomery County (an annual community event that raises awareness about the importance of fatherhood) to name just a few of his community leadership roles.

Newsom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University and Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University. Michael is married and has two children. He lives in Englewood with his wife and 14-year-old son and has a 24-year-old daughter and 8-month-old grandson.