OhioHealth names Tara Aschenbrand, Vice President, and Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment

09 Oct 2019 11:00 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth announced today that Tara Aschenbrand, Esq., has been promoted to vice president and Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment.

In her new role, Aschenbrand is the primary counsel for the organization’s labor and employment representation.  Aschenbrand regularly partners with human resources and business leaders on management of associates and employment related compliance issues.

She also oversees the organization’s responses before government agencies, manages employment litigation, and provides legal guidance for OhioHealth Protective Services and Human Resources Benefits portfolio.

“During her tenure at OhioHealth, Tara has provided exceptional legal and strategic guidance to the organization and the senior leadership team, said Terri Meldrum, Esq., Sr. Vice President and General Counsel. “She is a poised and thoughtful leader who has quickly gained the trust and confidence of the organization and this new leadership role positions our organization and department to benefit even further from her dynamic skill set.”

“I am beyond excited about this new challenge and the organization’s trust in me,” said Aschenbrand. “I’m grateful to be part of OhioHealth and proud to be part of such a talented and compassionate team.”

Education and Employment History

Prior to joining OhioHealth in 2015, Aschenbrand served as a Principal at the global law firm of Squire Patton Boggs in Columbus. During her nearly 15 years there, she focused on all matters related to labor and employment.

Aschenbrand earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Summa Cum Laude, in 1999.

She received her J.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2002. Upon graduation, she served as judicial clerk to Judge James L. Graham of the United States District Court. 

Community and Professional activities

Aschenbrand sits on the board of trustees and is past president of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association. She has also served on the board of directors for Amethyst, Inc, providing services and housing to recovering addicts.

Honors include being selected to Business First’s “40 under 40” list of up and comers, and also as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


Aschenbrand is married with three kids, lives in Dublin, practices yoga and loves camping with the family.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

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