Timothy Hatfield joined the Argonaut team in Fall 2021, and is reaching almost eight years in the individual and family services and out-of-school time industry. He started his career serving four years in the AmeriCorps Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health program, facilitating over ten high school and middle school Health Profession Affinity Community (HPAC) sites. During his time in AmeriCorps, he assisted students in identifying a health disparity in their communities and developing community action plans that would either raise awareness of the disparity or build a program that contributes to the prevention of the disparity. At the same time, he was the Director of the subprogram of AmeriCorps called, HealthSuccess. His role was to develop internship and shadowing opportunities for underrepresented rural and urban high school students in the Northeast Ohio region who expressed interest in entering a career in health science. His experience with AmeriCorps inspired Tim to continue serving in the non-profit industry. He redirected his degree and completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Health and Sociology from Hiram College in 2018.
After his journey with AmeriCorps, Tim sought out an opportunity with Open Doors Academy (ODA) and landed a position as Site Coordinator for Euclid City Schools. In his role at ODA, Tim was responsible for creating a safe learning environment for his program. His role included implementing programming curriculum, tracking student success, fostering partnerships with school personnel, and overall making sure the students had an enjoyable experience with learning. At ODA, Tim was the President of the Culture Council where he and a team of fellow staff members developed and implemented initiatives that would boost inclusion, motivation, and productivity in the workplace. Inspired by the work he was doing; Tim continued his education by attending South University and obtained his Masters in Public Administration in November 2021 He was recently inducted into the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for his achievements in October 2021.