Mr. Hatfield is serving his first year with ODA as the Eighth Grade Campus Coordinator at Euclid High School. He served as an AmeriCorps member in the Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health (CRUSH) chapter for four years before joining the ODA team. During his time in AmeriCorps, Tim supervised over ten high school Health Profession Affinity Community (HPAC) programs in their mission to identify health disparities in impoverished communities and to develop a community action plan to help raise awareness or make a direct community impact surrounding the health concern. Tim has been the Director of a high school pipeline program, HealthSuccess, for three years and counting. HealthSuccess exposes high school students to the many pathways into health careers and the different health professions though shadowing physicians or other related health professions, college visits, panels and also by creating HPAC projects.
Tim earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology and Public Health at Hiram College. His passion, to understand how people work and how the decisions people make affect their health and community health, has helped him lead his path to serving his community. Tim served in Habitat for Humanity for three years during his college career. He was a volunteer for his college Habitat for Humanity club for two years and worked his way up to being the President for his final year with the club. He has helped build over six homes for the Habitat for Humanity community. Tim also helped develop a suicide prevention organization called, “Hope for Happiness”, with his peers and professor at Hiram College. The organization hosted a walk once a year to help raise awareness of suicide ideologies and to help those affected get the resources they needed.
Tim loves astronomy and studying the night sky. He also loves his English bull dog, Roadie and taking him to the park but, does not get to often because Roadie loves getting dirty and Tim loves a clean car.
“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” –Rita Pierson, Educator