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Leadership Change at Children’s Rights

Marcia Robinson Lowry will leave Children’s Rights on August 15, 2014, and will begin working as an independent counsel on M.D. v. Perry, the ongoing class action in Texas, alongside CR and Texas co-counsel. In addition, she will assume full responsibility for monitoring and enforcing reform efforts in Washington, D.C., Mississippi, New Jersey and Oklahoma.

“Marcia Robinson Lowry has dedicated her legal career to making a marked difference in the lives of tens of thousands in foster care,” said Alan C. Myers, chair of the CR Board of Directors. “She has pioneered a body of law that will inform child welfare advocacy for years to come. Thanks to her work, states are more accountable for the safety, stability and support of kids in state care.”

The Children’s Rights Board of Directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sandy Santana as interim executive director, a role he assumes immediately. Associate Director Ira Lustbader will become litigation director, with Sara Bartosz and William Kapell playing prominent roles as lead counsel.

“The Board of Directors looks forward to working with this talented and capable leadership team to advance the organization’s mission. CR will continue to be a leading voice for abused and neglected children for many years to come,” said Myers.