Committees

OVERVIEW

The work of the National Family Support Network to implement its mission is advanced primarily though its committees. The NFSN welcomes new committee members from Member Networks on an ongoing basis. For information about joining a committee, please contact the NFSN Staff

MEMBER MEETING

At this meeting, Members give input and make decisions on issues, policies, and activities affecting NFSN as a whole and share information and resources with each other.

Meeting Time: 2nd Monday of each month, 2:00-3:45pm ET, via Zoom

STEERING COMMITTEE

This committee provides oversight and guidance for the NFSN. It represents the geographic diversity of the NFSN Membership.

 

Meeting Time: 1st Monday of each odd month, 2:00-5:00pm ET, via Zoom

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Gail Nolan
Chair

Connecticut Family Resource Center Alliance

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Octavia Shaw

Treasurer

DC Family Success Center Network

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Mayra Carter

Training Committee Chair

Texas Family Support Network

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Kamilah Cunningham

Convening Committee Chair

Ohio Family Support Network

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Mary Ann Jennings

Policy Committee Chair

Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

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Mark Kling

Evaluation Committee Chair

Family Resource Center Association (CO)

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Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto

Emerging Networks Representative 

Hawaiʻi ʻOhana Support Network

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

This committee is comprised of the Steering Committee Chair, Treasurer, and NFSN Director. It makes decisions on time-sensitive issues in between Steering Committee meetings.

 

Meeting Time: 1st Monday of each even month, 12:30-1:30pm ET, via Zoom

CONVENING COMMITTEE

This committee promotes peer learning and sharing among network members by organizing the annual National Member Convening and virtual member events.

 

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:30pm ET, via Zoom

 

Chair: Kamilah Cunningham, Ohio Family Support Network

EVALUATION COMMITTEE

This committee focuses attention on the importance of evaluation of Family Resource Centers and explores evaluation opportunities in relation to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.

Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm ET, via Zoom

Chair: Mark Kling, Family Resource Center Association (CO)

POLICY COMMITTEE

This committee focuses on policy efforts to advance Family Resource Centers and Family Resource Centers Networks both at the federal level and at the state level.  It organizes the annual National Briefing/Forum and Congressional Briefing.

 

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:00-1:30pm ET, via Zoom

Chair: Mary Ann Jennings, Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

TRAINING COMMITTEE

The committee supports the development of National Family Support Network trainings and technical assistance.

 

Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 3:00-4:30pm ET, via Zoom

Chair: Mayra Carter, Texas Family Support Network