FFI is excited to announce that Forrest Moore and Raquel Hatter have joined our Board of Directors!
Forrest is a Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall and brings over 20 years of experience serving youth and their families. He specializes in designing and implementing feasible action plans to improve delivery of and outcomes associated with youth development programming, especially those focused on highly vulnerable subgroups of youth and young adults. His approach emphasizes the use of evidence in decision making and the application of implementation science principles within systems, program and practice change efforts. Forrest earned a Ph.D. in Research Methodology from Loyola University in Chicago and a BS in Organizational Leadership from the Knoy School of Technology at Purdue University.
Raquel is the Deputy Director of the Human Services Program at The Kresge Foundation and has spent nearly 30 years supporting adults, children and families, drawing on her experiences as both a clinician and an administrator to be a leader and advocate for the human services field. Raquel was awarded the 2016 American Public Human Services Association State Member Award for Transforming Human Services and the 2014 Spirit of Crazy Horse Award from Reclaiming Youth International for her service to children, youth and families. She holds a BS in clinical community psychology from the University of Michigan, an MSW from Eastern Michigan University, and an Ed.D in children, youth and family studies from Nova Southeastern University.
Board Chair Mari Brennan Barrera says, “These leaders have extensive experience and a deep commitment to social change; they will help propel FFI even further in its social change work shifting systems from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing–the needs and experiences we all need for health and hope. Raquel and Forrest bring a wealth of knowledge from their respective fields, and a passion for FFI’s broader goal to spark a movement in our country that replaces poverty, violence, trauma and oppression with wellbeing and justice. On behalf of the entire FFI board, I’m thrilled to welcome them to their new roles.”
To learn more about our new board members, read their bios!