LeAnn Haslag, dedicated child and family advocate, is retiring from MCCA member, Missouri Alliance for Children and Families (MA-CF), this month. In addition to her tireless work to improve the outcomes for children and families connected to Missouri foster care, LeAnn is a committed ally to colleagues and partner organizations, always making time to help others help families.
Prior to joining MA-CF as CEO in 2013, she was with the State of Missouri for 28 years. As a part of Missouri’s Children’s Division for 23 years, her accomplishments included drafting the first Performance Based Foster Care Case Management contract and assisting with the implementation of this public-private partnership. While with the Office of the State Court Administrator, she assisted with the implementation of the initial Fostering Court Improvement sites.
We at MCCA are grateful for her steady leadership, partnership and commitment. She has helped us better serve children, families, and community based providers. Thank you.
“I have been very fortunate to work in a variety of roles throughout my career, both in the public and private sectors, which has given me a broad perspective of child welfare issues. I am proud to have played a small role in the child welfare arena and hope to continue my involvement after retirement. It may not always feel like we are making progress but when I think of what child welfare practice looked like in the 1980s I know we have come a long way. Best wishes to all of you who continue to make a difference in children’s lives .”
Carrie Bolm has been named the new MA-CF CEO.