About the Department

The Delaware County Department of Job and Family Services, with more than 70 team members, provides a holistic approach to assist families and individuals.

Our customers face many challenges related to monthly living expenses, healthcare, raising a family, enhancing job skills, and seeking and retaining employment. The department relies on financial resources from federal, state and local government to serve people in need in our community.

We are also grateful to the many partners who help us serve children, adults, the elderly, job seekers, and employers. Together, we help improve the quality of life for everyone in Delaware County.


Administrative Division


Bob Anderson - Director

Bob oversees the daily operation of a triple-combined human service agency including; Public Assistance (Ohio Works First Cash Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Medicaid), Workforce Development (Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) services), and Children Services (Protection from abuse and neglect for children and seniors). Additionally, the director oversees fiscal operations, contracting, contract monitoring, and budgeting.

Jeffrey Sell - Protective Services Administrator

Jeffrey is responsible for the supervision of the Children’s Services Supervisors. He oversees children protective services, licensed foster and adoption homes, publicly funded child care, and adult protective services.

Deanna Roberts - Administrator of Public Assistance

Deanna is responsible for the oversight of Job and Family Services programs including: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP), Ohio Works First, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and Fraud Detection and Overpayment Recovery.

Jenifer Wattenschaidt - Business Administrator

Jenifer is responsible for the oversight of Job and Family Services programs including: Random Moment Samples (RMS), budgeting, state & federal funding, payroll, procurements, purchase orders, contracts, audits, monitoring, pay-ins, information technology, and agency support. 

Rachel Layne-Schaffer - Family and Children First Coordinator

Rachel is responsible for the oversight of the Family and Children First Council. The mission of this program includes: Building Community Capacity, Coordinating Systems and Services, Engaging and Empowering Families, and Shared Accountability. This helps families seeking services to assist their children by streamlining and coordinating services.