Executive Director Janet Reynolds Snyder leads the Federation’s policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of member agencies and the populations they serve. She works closely with all branches of state government—executive, judicial and legislative, coordinating those efforts with the Federation’s contracted lobby firm, Public Affairs Associates. She organizes legislative testimony on issues of importance to member agencies and the communities they serve. She serves on a wide variety of statewide task forces and advisory teams. Janet is connected nationally with the major human services advocacy organizations and serves as President of the National Organization of State Associations for Children.
Janet earned her MBA from Spring Arbor University and her Bachelor’s in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Additionally, she earned a Mediation Certification from the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) and completed the Domestic Violence Screening Training for Mediators also through SCAO. Janet brings to the Federation 25 years of extensive advocacy skills and knowledge of both the child welfare system and private nonprofit human services sector.
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