Navigation Links
Casey Family Programs Appoints New Board Members
Date:12/18/2007

America Bracho, Dennis F. Hightower, and David C. Mills join national child

welfare foundation

SEATTLE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Casey Family Programs appoints Dr. America Bracho, Dennis F. Hightower, and David "Dave" C. Mills as its newest members of the board of trustees. The foundation's seven-member board is responsible for managing a $2.5 billion endowment and directing the organization's 2020 Strategy to improve the lives of children in foster care.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070116/CASEYFAMILYLOGO)

The 2020 Strategy has three goals:

-- To safely reduce the number of children in foster care in half by the

year 2020.

-- To reinvest savings to strengthen the child welfare system.

-- To improve the lives of youth in foster care so they can become

self-sufficient, healthy adults.

The foundation is putting its 2020 Strategy into action by providing direct service to children in foster care and by working with child welfare agencies and policy makers.

America Bracho, M.P.H., C.D.E, is executive director and founder of Latino Health Access in Santa Ana, Calif., a community-based center promoting healthy living and disease prevention. Bracho is a native of Venezuela where she practiced medicine for several years until she came to the U.S. to receive training in public health from the University of Michigan. She is a dedicated and passionate doctor who has leveraged her intellect, education and vitality around children's health and welfare issues, as well as HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Bracho served on the task force on health disparities for the Kellogg Foundation and is an advisory committee member for the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Dennis Hightower, former president of Walt Disney Television & Telecommunications, rejoins the foundation's board. After many years in leadership positions in some of the best-known businesses in the world, Hightower, devotes much of his retirement to educational and children's issues, including literacy, youth development, and financial support to college-bound students. Following his retirement from business, Hightower taught at Harvard Business School for four years and continues to mentor college students and young professionals. Hightower previously served on the board of Casey Family Programs for four years.

Dave Mills served as executive director and chief executive officer of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, retiring in May 2007. Mills directed the Wisconsin Retirement System investment of assets ($90 billion), six small state-sponsored trust funds, and short term cash for state and local units of government. In addition to his investment acumen, Mills spent seven years with the Department of Health and Social Services in Wisconsin, including directing the state's Bureau for Children, Youth and Families overseeing such areas as foster care, adoption, child abuse and neglect, and child care.

"We are very fortunate to have these three national leaders join our board," said Gary Severson, chairman of the board for Casey Family Programs. "Their unique expertise and commitment to children's issues will help us move forward our 2020 Strategy to improve the lives of children in or at risk of entering foster care."

Current members of the foundation's board of trustees include Gary R. Severson, chair, Shelia Evans-Tranumn, Sharon L.McDaniel-Lowe, and Joan B. Poliak. The President and CEO of Casey Family Programs is William C. Bell.

About Casey Family Programs

Casey Family Programs is the largest national foundation whose sole mission is to provide and improve -- and ultimately prevent the need for -- foster care. The foundation draws on over 40 years of experience and expert research and analysis to improve the lives of children and youth in foster care in two important ways: by providing direct services and support to foster families, and by promoting improvements in child welfare practice and policy. The Seattle-based foundation was established in 1966 by UPS founder Jim Casey, and has a current endowment of $2.5 billion.

For more information, contact Casey Family Programs at info@casey.org or 1300 Dexter Avenue North, Floor 3, Seattle, WA 98109. Visit our Web site at http://www.casey.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Casey Family Programs
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. IntegriChain Enlists Ed Casey and Associates to Drive Counterfeit and Diversion Monitoring Service
2. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Joins Sens. Susan Collins and Bob Casey and Reps. Jim McGovern and Walter Jones in Urging Access to Home Health Care
3. Casey Family Programs Hires Ken Patterson as Managing Director of Child and Family Services
4. Casey Family Programs Appoints Dr. America Bracho as New Board Member
5. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
6. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
7. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
8. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
9. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
10. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
11. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws ... a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula ... , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to ... a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from ... common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher to ... Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also ... and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of ... expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, ... (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is ... a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: