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Court Administration

Court Administration is responsible for the management of court operations as directed by the Judges, through the Administrative Judge. These administrative functions include budget management, information technology, human resources, support services, training and staff development. In addition, administration conducts strategic planning to initiate organizational goals, values and policy development to ensure compliance with applicable rules, statutes and accreditation standards. It is also tasked with maintaining open communication with governmental, community, professional, and private organizations that impact court operations.

Executive Management Team

Jennifer Goodman

Executive Director

Susan Bedsole

Deputy Court Director

Information Technology
Michael Pifher


Human Resources and Training
Cameo Davis


Court Support Services
Stacy Worthington


Finance and Purchasing
Kimberly Canada

Sheila Brown

Executive Assistant
Chief Probation Officer
Lori Francescon


Franklin County Office of the Executive Director

345 South High Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone (614) 525-7492
FAX (614) 525-4480


8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
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