Lucas County Children Services Director of Administrative Services Named ‘Power of Change’ Honoree

Ebonie Jackson

Special to The Truth

Ebonie Jackson, CPA/CITP, MBA, CGMA, director of administrative services at Lucas County Children Services (LCCS), is being honored as a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs’ inaugural class of Power of Change honorees.

Power of Change recognizes twelve individuals from across Ohio who are advocates for women’s initiatives in the workplace and business community, serve as role models, make significant impact on their communities, or break barriers for other women.

Mrs. Jackson is being recognized for her outstanding leadership, community involvement, mentorship, and innovation.

Jackson began her career as a senior associate at KPMG in Washington, D.C., before moving to Toledo to accept a position at Owens Corning, and ultimately joining LCCS in 2017. She received her B.S. in accounting, as well as her MBA, from Florida A&M University. She received her CPA in Virginia shortly after graduation. Jackson has served on the boards of several professional organizations, and currently serves as a member of the AICPA & CIMA board of directors, the Toledo LISC advisory board and on the boards of directors of The CPA Foundation and the Toledo Zoo. In 2020, she was named the “Outstanding Local Government CPA” by the American Institute of CPAs.

The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community‐based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.