Board Member Since: 2011

Director of Interoperability and Systems Change, American Public Human Services Association


Marci currently directs a national effort to improve the processing of interstate placements of children in foster care through the development of an electronic case management system, as Director of Interoperability and Systems Change, at the American Public Human Services Association. Before joining APHSA, Marci was a partner at True North Group where she led policy, research, and communication projects.

Formerly, Marci was the Senior Director of Policy and Communications at Child Trends where she directed communications, research and policy projects on issues ranging from early childhood to child welfare and adolescent health. Prior to that she served as a program officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she directed the communication and research activities for a major federal initiative to reform foster care (Kids are Waiting Campaign), and developed and managed other policy reform grants. Marci also worked in state government in Wisconsin, first for the Legislative Audit Bureau as a program evaluator, and then for the Department of Health and Family Services as a research analyst working on vulnerable populations issues.

Marci holds a MA, Communication (University of Pennsylvania) and a MA, Public Affairs and Policy Analysis (University of Wisconsin-Madison). She received her BA in Economics from Yale University. She recently completed a Certificate in Climate Change and Health, from Yale School of Public Health. She lives in the DC metro area with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a bearded dragon.