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Metro Newsroom

Mayor Announces New Office for Women Director

Wednesday October 11, 2006

Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed Tina M. Lentz as the new director of the Louisville Metro Office for Women.

Lentz will focus on policies that impact women both inside and outside government – ranging from domestic violence prevention and safety issues, to health and employment policies. Lentz also will forge community partnerships and explore grant opportunities to expand the office’s programming.

“Tina will serve as our resident expert on women’s issues,” Abramson said. “She will continue the important work we’ve accomplished in government and this community.”

Lentz has worked as a supervisor in the Louisville Metro Human Services Department for the past seven years. Before joining government, she worked as a research consultant and project coordinator for E.C.H.O., the Exploited Children’s Help Organization. Previously Lentz worked as a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Louisville.

“October is a month we set aside to prevent domestic and family violence,” Lentz said. “Throughout October and the rest of the year, this office will continue to be a voice of change for women and will look to advance policies in government and this community that encourage diversity.”

Lentz is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in justice administration.

Lentz replaces Gabriela Alcalde as director of the Office for Women.