Steering Committee

The FRPN steering committee consists of a carefully selected group of fatherhood evaluation researchers, practitioners and policymakers who are leaders in the field. These individuals are responsible for providing direction for the five-year national project, working closely with the FRPN project team to develop and execute various FRPN initiatives.

Christopher A. Brown

Christopher A. Brown
Christopher A. Brown, President, National Fatherhood Initiative
Education: 
B.A., University of North Texas, M.A., University of South Florida
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Carol Burton

Carol Burton, Executive Director, Centerforce
Education: 
B.S. and M.S.W., Grand Valley State University
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Natasha Cabrera

Natasha Cabrera
Natasha Cabrera, Ph.D., Director of the Family Involvement Laboratory, Associate Professor of Human Development, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methods, College of Education, University of Maryland
Education: 
B.S.c. and M.A., University of Toronto, Ph.D., University of Denver
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Andrew Daire

Andrew Daire
Andrew Daire, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education Virginia Commonwealth University
Education: 
B.S., Stetson University, M.S., Stetson University, Ph.D., Florida State University
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Jeffrey M. Johnson

Jeffrey M. Johnson, Ph.D., President and CEO, National Partnership for Community Leadership
Education: 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
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Waldo E. Johnson

Waldo E. Johnson
Waldo E. Johnson, Ph.D., Faculty Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Education: 
B.A., Mercer University, M.S.W., University of Michigan, Ph.D., University of Chicago
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Joseph T. Jones

Joseph T. Jones
Joseph T. Jones, Jr., Founder, President and CEO, Center for Urban Families
Education: 
A.A., Community College of Baltimore, B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Anne Menard

Anne Menard, CEO, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Education: 
B.A., Colby College
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James P. McHale

James P. McHale, Ph.D., Director of the Family Study Center, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
Education: 
B.A., University of South Florida, M.S., Tulane University, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
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Ronald Mincy

Ronald Mincy, Ph.D., Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, School of Social Work, Columbia University
Education: 
A.B., Harvard University, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Richard Noriega

Richard Noriega
Richard Noriega, President and CEO, AVANCE, Inc.
Education: 
B.A., University of Houston, M.P.A., Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, US Army Command & General Staff College
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David J. Pate, Jr.

David Pate, Jr., Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare;  Affiliated Associate Professor at the Institute for Research on Poverty
Education: 
B.S.W., University of Detroit, A.M., University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez, President and CEO, Fathers & Families Coalition of America
Education: 
M.S.W., Arizona State University
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Jerry Tello

Jerry Tello
Jerry Tello, NLFFI Director and Lead Trainer, National Latino Fatherhood & Family Institute
Education: 
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, M.S. Loyola University
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