Hannah Halbert is the Executive Director of Policy Matters OHio. She joined Policy Matters in 2010 as a policy liaison. She had previously spent nearly four years with the Equal Justice Foundation and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus where she protected homeowners from foreclosures during the housing crisis. Before becoming executive director of Policy Matters, Halbert was named project director in 2018, overseeing work and wages research. Halbert also serves on the board of the Central Ohio Worker Center and the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Halbert has a master’s in nonprofit management, a law degree from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University.
Let’s celebrate working people by unrigging the economy
By: Hannah Halbert and Michael Shields - September 7, 2020
This Labor Day will be different. If they happen at all, most parades and cookouts will be smaller and socially distanced. One way we’ll celebrate, though, is by reflecting on the incredible acts of selflessness and generosity performed by Ohio’s working people during this pandemic — from the ICU nurse in Cleveland tending to a […]
What’s good for people is good for the economy; Ohio policymakers must help
By: Hannah Halbert - April 30, 2020
Our health depends on the health of the people near us, and the people near them. Gov. Mike DeWine’s social distancing orders have saved lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19. Ohioans have pulled through by pulling together. Now we need our statehouse leaders to put people first: Let public health experts, not politics, guide […]