Hannah is supporting New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services to improve recruitment and retention of foster and kinship families, leading their Home Away from Home initiative. She brings an international and public health perspective to designing and developing programs that nurture families in times of need.
- Family Placements, Foster Care
- Program design and implementation
- Project management
- Quality assurance and evaluation
- New York City ACS
As a Foster America Fellow, Hannah works with the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City to recruit, retain, and support foster and adoptive parents and relative caregivers. Using her skills and experiences in project management, program design, and quality assurance for large community health systems, she works with the team at ACS as well as the many foster-care agencies in the city to collaboratively support a system that serves foster and adoptive parents in helping the children they care for grow and thrive.
Hannah has a deep commitment to service and a lifelong passion for engaging with some of the world’s most vulnerable children. After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in International Affairs and Modern Languages, Hannah coordinated humanitarian efforts for families in Eurasia. Hannah then served as a Global Health Corps Fellow in Rwanda, working to improve the supply chain of medications to communities there. After her experiences promoting health abroad, Hannah completed a Master of Public Health at Columbia University.
During her time at Columbia, Hannah became increasingly interested in the needs of children. In 2013, Hannah worked in Bangladesh to support maternal and child nutrition and then in New York City to fight children’s hunger at home. Through her experiences, Hannah has refined her skills in training development, quality of care evaluation, user-centered design, data analysis, and management.
Hannah is excited to use her skills in project management, systems design and quality assurance, as well as her experiences with cultures and family systems from around the world to tackle some of these issues closer to her home of New York City.