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New Chief Program Officer brings more than 30 years of experience to new position at TFI

Wichita, KS – The Family Initiative (TFI) is pleased to announce Rachelle Roosevelt, LMSW, as the new Chief Program Officer (CPO).

Roosevelt has served at TFI for more than 21 years in various roles. She has over 30 years of experience in child and family well-being services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska. Before serving as the CPO, Roosevelt was the Senior Vice President of Permanency Services for four years. Before that, she served as a vice president, director, supervisor, and aftercare specialist.

“With her deep knowledge of our programs and a profound understanding of the needs of those we serve, Rachelle’s passion for helping children and families shines through. Her commitment to strengthening families is evident, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact she will make in her new position as Chief Program Officer,” said Michael Patrick, TFI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President.

As the Chief Program Officer (CPO), Roosevelt will be responsible for managing and overseeing Foster Care, Residential, Clinical, Family Preservation and Prevention Services, Independent Living and Placement/Intake.

During her time at TFI, Roosevelt has been a member on multiple internal TFI Leadership Teams. Additionally, she is a founding member of TFI’s Leadership Institute, a voluntary training program designed to build leadership skills for TFI employees. Roosevelt is also an active member of her community. She volunteers with BSA Scouting, is on her church board chair, and serves on the Trailblazers Foundation of Butler County Board.

Roosevelt received her bachelor’s in social work from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She received her master’s in social work from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.

TFI serves more than 3,000 children in foster, adoption, and residential care on any given day. TFI is actively recruiting foster families to provide a loving caring home to children in foster care.

Foster parents are essential and vital partners who help TFI deliver quality services and support for children and families. To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster parent, please call 1-833-7FOSTER.

TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have more than 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care, case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services. TFI has more than 1,000 employees providing quality services in five states.