President & CEO


Nancy Hughes Moyer brings more than 20 years of social service and management experience to her work in the child welfare field.

Hughes Moyer serves as the President and CEO for Volunteers of America of Illinois. In her role, she was instrumental in developing the organization’s current continuum of services for Veterans. Founded in the same year as the National Organization, Volunteers of America of Illinois is one of the organization’s oldest affiliates and has been meeting the critical needs of children and families throughout the state for over a century through a variety of strength-based, child-centered and family focused services designed to strengthen families, promote healthy child development and ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children. Each year, Volunteer of America of Illinois serves over 700 children and families through a broad continuum of child welfare services including foster care, specialized foster care, kinship care, family reunification and adoption.   

Prior to being named as the CEO for Volunteers of America, Hughes Moyer served as the Senior Vice-President of General Operations for Kids Hope United. The agency provides a broad-based continuum of community-based services designed to protect children and strengthen families throughout Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Hughes Moyer assisted the Executive Director in overseeing a budget of $23M and a staff group of 360 located in 26 different program offices. Hughes Moyer also had specific and direct administrative responsibility for agency-wide foster care programs, Intact family Services and various in-home service programs in the counties surrounding the City of Chicago. Additionally, Hughes Moyer was responsible for agency-wide Quality Improvement activities (operations), developing and directing Leadership and Staff Development activities and coordinating various agency-wide personnel transactions.

Throughout the past decade, Hughes Moyer has been an active member of various regional and statewide committees and workgroups including: the Northern Region Foster Parent Advisory Group, both the Cook and Downstate Performance-based Contract Workgroups, the Rotation sub-committee of the Foster Care Infrastructure Committee, the 0118 subcommittee, the Cook County Court Improvement Committee, and the Intact Family Services Subcommittee of CWAC.

Prior to Kids Hope United, she served as the Executive Director of a community-based social service agency which provided a continuum of family support services to several communities outside the City of Chicago. During this time, Hughes Moyer developed a number of programs related to the Family Nurturing Model, facilitated a number of joint partnerships with other service providers and organizations in the community and re-established the agency’s financial stability with an aggressive re-structuring strategy and fundraising campaign. Hughes Moyer also directed the programmatic efforts of a volunteer organization dedicated to providing scholarships, mentoring and family support services to families living in Chicago’s inner-city neighborhoods. She also served as the Director of Client Services for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for three years where she was responsible for directing and managing the support services offered to domestic violence victims and people served by the public interest bureau. Hughes Moyer has also provided direct services to at-risk children and families as a child welfare worker in the City of Chicago and as a Child Care Worker in a residential facility for developmentally delayed children and young adults who were also wards of the State.

Hughes Moyer is a graduate of Loyola University where she received a B.S. Degree in Social Work. She also holds a Master of Arts from the School of Social Work at Aurora University. Hughes Moyer also has a Child Welfare License from the State of Illinois and numerous certifications in child welfare practice from the State of Illinois. She is a trainer in numerous program models and management competencies.