Kirstin Toth is senior vice president at GAR Foundation. Kirstin is a public education expert committed to systems improvement in the education sector, working to make connections that result in positive outcomes for children and families. Kirstin serves on several community boards including the Early Childhood Resource Center as Chair, and United Way of Summit & Medina. 

She recently ended her long-term board service with Summit Education Initiative but remains a steadfast supporter of this important backbone organization supporting educational attainment throughout Summit County. In 2019, Governor DeWine appointed Kirstin to the statewide Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Kirstin worked in public sector economic development, and in banking. She holds an Ed.S. in Higher Ed Administration from Kent State University and an MPA (economic development) from Cleveland State University.

She is the proud mom of two grown sons David and Ben, and resides in Hudson with her husband David and their two cats, Wrigley and Marbles. 

Believe it or not: Kirstin dabbles in the art of custom sewing, and hand-making various creations for upholstered furniture. Every now and then, she throws in a quilt or two.