Experts

Meet our Experts! Connect with thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers who are experts in their field. Click below to view their profiles, follow their activity on the site, and contact them for more information.

 

Danita Echols

Families On The Move, Inc

Foster care alumni for 11 years, foster care worker for over 17 years, trainer in child welfare for 2 years. I also worked with Wayne State University to create a school support program for young adults to graduate from a 4 year university.

Cassandra Brooks

Chicago Housing Authority

Education Specialist for the Chicago Housing Authority responsible for the Authority's education strategy to increase academic achievement for youth and adults living in Chicago's public housing. Oversees CHA's college access programs including CHA Scholarship program and Partners in Education program with City Colleges of Chicago, providing nearly 1,000 residents with grant aid. Previous experience includes serving in Education program management for foundations, non-profit and for-profit entities. Currently pursuing a MPA through the University of Nebraska - Omaha.