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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Better Lives, Stronger Communities

OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

Our family and consumer sciences professionals turn evidence-based, impartial, current research into useful information that can improve the quality of people’s lives. We work to make information accessible to all Ohioans.

You can count on FCS to provide reliable, evidence-based information to encourage – and empower – people to adopt practices and behaviors to improve their finances, build more positive relationships with friends and family, and embrace healthier, nutritious lifestyles.

Lisa Manning is a Licensed Independent Social Worker through the State of Ohio (LISW-S) with an undergraduate degree from Kent State University and a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Manning has almost 30 years’ experience working with children and families for programs in Lake, Cuyahoga, and Geauga County. Her areas of experience consist of county children services work, a therapist and supervisor in residential treatment programs with emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth, administration and supervision of community early childhood programming, parenting classes, and clinical practice in private and not for profit agencies providing assessments, individual, group and family counseling with children youth and families with diverse issues and backgrounds. Lisa also had been a Guardian ad Litem in the Domestic Relations court. She currently is working as a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for the Ohio State University Extension office in Lake County. She was a co-author of the Successful Co-Parenting curriculum and the Peacefully Parenting program. Her primary focus is Healthy Families with her specialization in parenting and family/parenting issues, health finances, family wellness and trauma informed care. Lisa is a certified Parent Project Facilitator and Trauma Informed care trainer. Lisa is also the Extension Educator for the Lake County 4-H Program.

Lisa can be reached at 440-853-2632 or by email at

Sandra Slater is a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Ohio with a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling in Health and Wellness. Sandi’s is a certified Trauma Professional and Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Developmental Specialist with years of training and education in parenting & family services education. She provides skill building education in life skills, financial health, drug prevention and staff development education in her specialized areas.

Sandi can be reached at 440-853-2627 or by email at


You can also learn more about all OSU Extension family and consumer sciences programs at

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.