Meet Our Team

The People of National Foster Youth Institute

Our team has diverse experience and deep expertise in child welfare reform, community organizing and policymaking. Many members of our board and staff have lived experience in foster care, the child welfare system, and the juvenile justice system. All of our program staff and half of our leadership team are alumni of care.

Meet the people behind our organization.

Our Board

Distinguished Continuing Scholar in Child Welfare, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
President and CEO, G.R.A.C.E.
Congressmember (D-CA)
Founder & Managing Partner, Vectis Strategies
Senior Advisor & National LGBTQ Liaison, AARP Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Private Chef, Event Manager, Published Author
CEO and Cofounder, Enplug

Our Staff

Development Director
Executive Director
Director of Operations
National Policy & Organizing Director
Director of Communications
Communications Consultant
Program Coordinator
Organizing Coordinator
Organizing Manager

Our Organizing Interns

Policy Intern
Organizing Intern
Development and Communications Intern
Los Angeles Organizing Intern
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