About Us

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 Director Marianne Takas Warner has over 30 years experience in child welfare, as an educator, author, lawyer, parent and foster parent.  Currently an Adjunct Professor at Howard Community College, she has served as a Project Director with the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; as Child Welfare Director for Voices for America's Children; and as Acting Director of the National Foster Parent Association. 

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Board member Mark Hardin is the Former Director of the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Law.

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Board members Dwayne and Diane Parris are National Honorees of the National Fatherhood Initiative “What's Your Legacy?” campaign.

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Board member Margarita Miranda is an early childhood educator, business owner, and community activist.