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.