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Committee for Children Names Policy and Advocacy Vice President

Jordan Posamentier appointed as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy in a newly created role 

SEATTLECommittee for Children, a global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL), has appointed Jordan Posamentier as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, effective February 7, 2022. In this newly created role, Posamentier will join the executive leadership team and report directly to Committee for Children CEO Andrea Lovanhill.

“I’m so thrilled for Jordan and Committee for Children. Our vision, mission, and North Star Goal will benefit greatly from having him in this role, where he’ll focus on expanding equitable access to critical supports that will transform the social-emotional well-being of millions of children,” said Lovanhill.

Posamentier’s new role is part of Committee for Children’s long-term strategic focus on global field building and advancement of SEL, an effort that ties in to the organization’s deep investment in policy and advocacy work.

“It’s a humbling honor and privilege to take on this role,” Posamentier said. “From my perspective, Committee for Children embodies a rare and virtuous feedback loop where research, policy, and practice all work together to improve one another to the betterment of the children we serve and hope to serve. I look forward to strengthening that feedback loop as we continue to work toward our North Star Goal.”

Since joining Committee for Children in 2017, Posamentier has been an invaluable leader of the organization’s policy and advocacy work. “Jordan brings expertise, passion, and dedication to his work at Committee for Children,” Lovanhill said. “He has been instrumental in advancing social-emotional learning at the state and federal levels and advancing our equity commitments externally through policy and advocacy content and action.”

In his new role, Posamentier will develop and lead Committee for Children’s policy and advocacy strategy and all related initiatives, including working with Lovanhill and the board of directors to set a policy agenda and key priorities in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic plan. He will also continue to deliver on Committee for Children’s external equity commitments in collaboration with the board of directors.


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.

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