Child Trends welcomes two new board members

Senior Leaders at VPP+Raise DC and Jobs for the Future join the Board of Directors

June 28, 2021

Child Trends is pleased to announce that Chuck Redmond and Lucretia Murphy have joined our Board of Directors.

“Chuck and Lucretia will bring to our board invaluable knowledge about the systemic challenges facing children and youth and how to address those challenges,” said Carol Emig, president of Child Trends. “We are grateful for their involvement, especially as Child Trends endeavors to promote equity through our research and in policy and practice.”

Redmond currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP)+Raise DC, a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting children, youth, and their families in the Greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area. His role at VPP+Raise DC builds upon work done earlier in his career to foster financial sustainability while achieving measurable impact for mission-driven organizations.

“What drew me to Child Trends is their commitment to working with policymakers and practitioners to ensure that their research is used to create real change,” Redmond said. “I look forward to continuing to build on Child Trends’ expertise to improve the lives of children and youth.”

In Murphy’s role as senior director at Jobs for the Future, she focuses on increasing economic opportunity for individuals through approaches that confront structural racism and other forms of bias in institutional policies and practices. Throughout her career, she has worked on education and employment strategies for people who are incarcerated and preparing to reenter their communities.

“I am so excited to be part of an organization that thinks critically about the historical, political, and societal biases that impact the lives of children and youth of color,” Murphy stated. “It is imperative that Child Trends continues its work to understand and address the structural and systems-level drivers of inequity so that all children can thrive.”