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The CICW Steering Committee consists of national experts and leaders in the field of immigration and child welfare. The Steering Committee sets the agenda of the Center and oversees the Center’s products and activities.

Yali Lincroft, MBAYali Lincroft

Program Officer
Walter S. Johnson Foundation

Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Stockton University


Alan Dettlaff, PhDAlan

Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair
Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston


Lara Bruce, MSW

Program Specialist, Butler Institute for Families
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver


Wendy Cervantes, MAWendy Cervantes

Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy
First Focus


Jorge Cabrera, MSW

Senior Director, San Diego Field Office
Casey Family Programs


Angie Junck

Angie Junck, JD

Supervising Attorney
Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Jodi Berger CardosoJodi Berger Cardoso, PhD, MSSW

Assistant Professor
Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston


Gretchen Test, MSW

Operations Director, Quality Parenting Initiative, Youth Law Center
Senior Associate, Child Welfare Strategy Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation