Board of Directors Update

In October 2019, I posted a blog which introduced NFPN’s board of directors (https://nfpnnewsnotes.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/meet-the-board/). 

Since that time, we’ve had a few changes, so I wanted to update you and announce our new board members.

Tammy Miller:

Tammy is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  She works with Canopy Children’s Solutions, a private, non- profit organization that provides behavioral health, social, and educational services for children and families in Mississippi.  Tammy previously worked with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for over 18 years and served as Adjunct Instructor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi.  She states that it is a joy to be a part of this team who are committed to finding pathways to support families.

Moneefah Jackson:

Moneefah holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University, and she is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Moneefah is the owner of a nonprofit organization called New Day In-Home Treatment & Supportive Services, Inc.  She has been working in the social service field for over 15 years, including residential facilities and outpatient counseling centers assisting clients with substance abuse, along with mental health and family preservation services. 

Phillip Polk:

Phillip holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Religious Studies and Philosophy.  He has also received advanced training in Forensic Interviewing and Investigation of Physical and Sexual Abuse of Minors.  Phillip has worked for the Gila River Indian Community: Tribal Social Services in Arizona since 2018 and was recently promoted to Child Protective Services Supervisor.  Prior to that, he served as a Religious Brother for the Franciscan Friars of California for eight years, in which he provided pastoral care to marginalized communities.

In addition, Beth McNamee retired at the end of 2020.  We greatly appreciate all that she did for NFPN in her years on the board, including serving as Vice Chair.  Ryan Estes has graciously accepted the office of Vice Chair, and we look forward to his work in this role. 

For information on the current board, please click on this link: https://www.nfpn.org/about-us/

As you can see, we have a strong, talented and diverse group of professionals directing the work of NFPN.  I’m very thankful to work with them and look forward to many valuable endeavors in the future!

Posted by Michelle Reines, NFPN Executive Director

Spanish Website

The National Family Preservation Network is pleased to announce that we have translated our website into Spanish.  To access this version, please go to www.nfpn.org and click on the box that says “Español” in the upper, left corner next to our logo. 

I’d also like to take this opportunity to highlight our assessment tools which are available in Spanish.  Here are links to the Spanish NCFAS-G, NCFAS-G+R and T/WB tools:

In addition, training for these tools is available from Dr. Esteban Gómez-Muzzio at la Fundación América por la Infancia.  This link provides more information: https://www.nfpn.org/es/capacitacion/capacitacion-en-espanol/

NFPN is proud of our longstanding relationship with Dr. Gomez and the many agencies that use our tools with Spanish-speaking families.  If you have any questions about these tools and services, please contact me at director@nfpn.org.  Thank you!

Posted by Michelle Reines, NFPN Executive Director

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