“If we want better outcomes for children, we must focus on building critical skills and support for parents. Families First offers parents an opportunity to develop parenting skills and long-lasting connections to other parents that will ultimately benefit their children.”
Sue Covitz is Families First’s Executive Director, and she has held leadership positions with the organization since 2006. Her roles have included Director of Strategic Partnerships, Director of Outreach and Education, and Deputy Director.
Since taking on the role of Executive Director in 2016, Sue has overseen all program and financial development work and leads the development of key relationships with a variety of organizations and stakeholders. She was a driving force behind the development of Families First’s new business plan, and she is now working closely with the organization’s leadership team to guide the plan’s successful execution.
Prior to joining Families First, Sue served as the Executive Director of Greater Options for Adolescent Lives and has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, coalition building, and community organizing.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Haverford College and a Master of Social Work from Boston College. Sue is the parent of two college-age daughters and participated as a parent in Families First workshops when her children were toddlers.
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