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Committee for Children CEO and Chief Strategy Officer Named 2022 Social Impact Women to Watch

Andrea Lovanhill and Koua Franz honored by Nonprofit HR for Impactful Achievements

SEATTLE—For several years during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR has proudly recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. This year, they called on their expanded community to help identify and recognize outstanding women who accomplish the seemingly impossible against all odds. A record-breaking number of individuals responded to the call for nominations and the finalists are listed below. Among them are Committee for Children CEO Andrea Lovanhill, Chief Strategy Officer Koua Franz, and 18 other professional women who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements. Additional details on the finalists may be seen here.

  1. Amy L. Hinojosa—President and CEO, MANA, A National Latina Organization
  2. Andrea Lovanhill—Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Children
  3. Angela C. Caraway—Executive Director, The Caraway Foundation
  4. Bianca Anderson—Co-CEO, ProInspire
  5. Cynthia Buiza—Executive Director, California Immigration Policy Center
  6. Eleace Sawyers—Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Partnership of Illinois
  7. Faith Boettger—Development Officer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Foundation
  8. Jennifer Cartland—Interim Executive Director and Consultant, Reach Incorporated
  9. Kavita Mehra—Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women
  10. Kenyetta McCurdy-Byrd—Chief Executive Officer, REACH Riverside Redevelopment Corporation
  11. Koua Franz—Chief Strategy Officer, Committee for Children
  12. Kristin O’Malley—President and CEO, The Cape Cod Foundation
  13. Linda Lockhart—Founder & CEO, Global Give Back Circle
  14. Luana Vaetoe—Chief Executive Officer, Becoming Independent
  15. Michelle Brier—Vice President of Marketing and Development, BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.
  16. Rosemary C. Jordan—Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Vision Foundation
  17. Sarah Williams—Staff Attorney, Rubicon Programs
  18. Shawna Young—Executive Director, The Scratch Foundation
  19. Susana Eshleman—President and CEO, Children International
  20. Terri L. White—Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association Oklahoma

“It’s an immense honor to be listed alongside these extraordinary women working to create a more just and peaceful world,” said Andrea Lovanhill. “As Committee for Children works to grow and support communities where children are safe and thriving, I’m determined to lead adaptively, collaboratively, and compassionately. Our mission requires us to reach for new horizons that can create the biggest positive impact for children’s social-emotional well-being.”

“Over the past two decades of working in the social sector, I’ve learned that leadership isn’t a role you step into; it’s something that you internalize,” said Koua Franz. “A strong leader is passionate, and whatever their vision is, they build relationships and inspire people to see themselves in that vision so that they may contribute in impactful ways. I’m proud to be recognized as a 2022 Social Impact Woman to Watch among these extraordinary leaders.”

“At Nonprofit HR, we believe that an organization’s people are its greatest asset, and women are the majority of the social impact workforce, leading mission-critical initiatives at every level. As a woman-owned-and-operated firm, we are fortunate to have many women on our staff. From our emerging professionals to senior management team, women are represented at every level at Nonprofit HR,” said Lisa Brown Alexander, founder and CEO of Nonprofit HR.

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About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a global nonprofit that has championed the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning, child protection, and bullying prevention for more than 40 years. With a history of action and influence, we’re known as a leader in social-emotional education and a force in advocacy, research, and innovation in the field. We take a comprehensive approach to SEL, promoting social-emotional well-being from birth to early adulthood—supporting not just classrooms, but entire communities. As our programs transform the lives of more than 20.5 million children per year, we rise to meet societal challenges to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Visit to learn more.

About Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, and executive search. Nonprofit HR also offers customized trainings, research and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts have advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. Learn more at

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