CFPC board names new executive director

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CFPC board names new executive director


The Child and Family Policy Center's board of directors takes great pleasure in announcing the permanent appointment of Anne Discher as executive director of the 28-year-old child advocacy organization. In her years of dedicated employment with CFPC, Anne has demonstrated that she is unquestionably qualified to manage the affairs of our agency.  

The Center engages in research and policy advocacy at the state and federal levels on an array of child policy issues, including health, early care and education, family economic success and child safety and welfare. CFPC's rigorous research base around child policy is a trusted resource for policymakers and advocates.

"Given the current policy landscape, the need for an effective voice for Iowa children has never been greater," said board chair Lionel Foster of Mason City. "We are so pleased to have someone with a deep knowledge of the issues and the organization itself to lead that work."

Anne has been at the Center since 2010 and served as interim executive director during 2017. Before that she was a regional planning researcher and community journalist. She has a bachelor's degree from Luther College in Decorah and a master's degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

"At the Center, we do our work for the sake of Iowa's children and families, and the sake of the state as a whole," said Discher. "My goal is to maintain and expand our role as a first-stop source for reliable data, smart policy analysis and effective advocacy to make sure Iowa children -- and the communities they live in -- have the opportunity to thrive."

The Child and Family Policy Center was founded in 1989 by former state senator Charles Bruner, who led the Center until he retired in December 2015. 

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