Associate Executive Director Kadi Prout works with the Executive Director and collaborates with team members to ensure organizational effectiveness. Kadi is responsible for supporting work in strategic planning and implementing the Federation's mission through strategies and operational plans.
Kadi facilitates maximum impact of the organization and Federation member agencies in the areas of family preservation, foster care and youth, licensing, adoption, residential treatment and juvenile justice, and behavioral health and clinical services, including matters of mental health, education, and youth transitioning from care.
Kadi works with the Executive Director to develop an advocacy strategy, interact with policymakers, analyze program policy and proposed legislation, and research issues. Kadi’s work in preparing reports and position papers for use in advocacy efforts on behalf of Federation members is essential to the advancement of the Federation’s policy, advocacy, and budget priorities.
Kadi also works to support and identify opportunities for innovative partnerships involving the public and private sectors, universities, and foundations to advance Federation outreach and collaboration. Kadi coordinates with outside partners to identify areas of common work and consensus and to advocate collectively for positive change for children and families.
Kadi joined the Federation staff in June of 2009 after completing a year-long internship at the Federation through the MSU School of Social Work Master of Social Work Program.