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About The Taskforce

Identifying needs. Changing Lives.

The goal of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults is to identify needs of older adults in Knox County and assist in meeting those needs through collaborative efforts of public and private organizations and/or individuals. Membership in the taksforce is open to all who are interested and involved in the human services sector of Knox County.


Our Officers

Our team, dedicated to solving challenges facing older adults in Knox County.



Krista DeWitt has been serving as the president of Task Force for 2018 and 2019. A native of Utica, Ohio, Krista returned to the central Ohio area eight years ago, after living in and around Cincinnati for over 30 years. Her training and career have been mainly centered upon writing, editing, promotions and graphic design. Currently, she serves as the Activities Coordinator of The Station Break Senior Center for Knox County.

Some of Krista’s most worthwhile efforts while serving as Task Force president have been establishing specialized committees and subcommittees to handle the Task Force’s workload in an equitable manner, as well as overseeing the publication of the annual Senior Resource Directory.

In her personal time, Krista enjoys reading, cross stitch, cooking, learning about natural solutions for health and wellness, and spending time with friends and family, especially her husband, Don, and her children and grandchildren.


Vice President

Brent Lasater was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio; moved to Mount Vernon after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996. Brent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance agent. He is a member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, The Old Homestead Club, Mt. Zion Lodge # 9 F.& A.M., Elks Lodge, the Heritage Center Association, and the Knox and County Chamber of Commerce. Brent has three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton.


Past President

Curtis grew up in Knox County and graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduation Curtis moved north of Detroit to pursue his career in Marketing which has been his passion for the last 12 years. Curtis has been involved in the healthcare industry for the past 5 years in Knox County. Curtis enjoys being involved in the community, he is a member of Kiwanis, The Task Force for Older Adults, he delivers meals to the senior centers and the fire department in Knox County. Curtis, his wife, and two daughters are members of the Fredericktown Methodist Church and reside in Fredericktown.



A native of the Central Ohio Area, Shelli resides in Licking county and concentrates her time in the Franklin, Licking, and Knox County areas. A graduate of Franklin University, she helps people through placing insurance products with them that available through Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, and Humana. The best part of her job being an agent is meeting great people and saving them money!

Shelli is a full of creative energy! Some of her pursuits are making tee shirts with her company Living Out Loud Tees, baking, quilting, sewing, upcycling, crocheting, and enjoys spending time with her husband of 15 years Jeremy and their dog Layla.



Diana has been a resident of Knox County for 20 years. For almost 18 years, she has been the Knox County Victim Advocate for Common Pleas and Juvenile Court and until 2 years ago, Municipal Court. As a victim advocate, she provides information and emotional support to victims/survivors of crime and is by their side through the justice system. Her majors in sociology and English with a minor in psychology at Ohio University help her navigate this process with her victims/survivors. She is involved with the domestic violence collaborative board, the sexual assault response team, child protection team, and will be the 2020 president of Soroptimist of Mount Vernon. She has been a member of the Task Force for over 10 years.

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