Child Welfare

Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Welcomes Craig S. Diaz to its Ohio Advisory Board

July 22, 2019

Tracy Nájera, Executive Director
Pam Kreber, Associate Director

COLUMBUS – The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio is proud to announce that Craig S. Diaz, Director of Development at Equitas Health, will join its Ohio Advisory Board. Mr. Diaz is a fervent supporter and advocate for health equity throughout our community. As a new parent, he is also a committed advocate for children and for adoption. It is this latest focus that connects Mr. Diaz with the mission of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Craig Diaz serves as Senior Director of Development for Equitas Health. In his role, Craig develops robust fundraising strategies for the organization, cultivates strong relationships with new and existing major donors, and manages a portfolio of philanthropic partners in the Central Ohio region. Prior to joining Equitas Health, Craig served as a Development Officer for the OhioHealth Foundation at Riverside Methodist Hospital securing major philanthropic gifts for the care site and aiding in the development of successful strategies for a multi-million dollar capital campaign. Craig received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He and his husband Joel are the proud fathers of a 21 month old daughter named Isabella.

“Mr. Diaz is a tireless advocate for health equity and works every day to make sure that Ohio’s most vulnerable populations have the care they need. We are so fortunate to have Craig’s perspective and leadership represented on our board and in our work,” says Dr. Tracy Nájera, Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio.

Mr. Diaz, in his role on the CDF-Ohio Advisory Board, will guide the policy priorities of the organization and add his voice to inform the needs of children and families in Ohio.


The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.