Task Force2024-02-09T15:52:41-08:00


We are proud to have individuals with lived experience, policy professionals, child welfare advocates, and more, as part of the EMBRACE Project task force. Our task force provides direction for implementing policies, programs, and activities related to the EMBRACE Project.

Sunshine Best MPH
Tulane University

Darrell Booker
Microsoft Philanthropies

Deborah Bryant
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Charity Chandler-Cole
CASA Los Angeles

Alain Datcher
LA County Youth Commission

Lauren Davis
American Cancer Society

Dr. Tamara Hunter
Commission for Children and Families

DeJuana Jernigan
Arms Wide

Keri Hope Richmond
American Academy of Pediatrics

Hon. Erica Thomas
Former Georgia Representative


Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove
CA 37th Congressional District

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Texas, 18th District

Holly J. Mitchell
Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District

Task Force Thoughts

Welcome to Task Force Thoughts, where our dedicated members share insights and perspectives on revolutionizing foster care for Black youth through the EMBRACE Project.

The EMBRACE Project would not be possible without
funding and support from our mission-aligned partners.

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