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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.
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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
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