Empowering Change: Trisha Gordon Joins the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to Advance Mission

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (the Coalition), a trailblazing non-profit force in the St. Louis region, is excited to announce the addition of Trisha Gordon as their Chief Growth Officer. This strategic move reflects the organization’s commitment to addressing the evolving needs of the community impacted by foster care.

Trisha has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as Vice President of Community Investment with United Way of Greater St. Louis. Trisha managed in excess of $42 million in investments that supported more than 160 health and human services nonprofit agencies throughout a 16-county footprint. She provided guidance and expertise that focused on strengthening capacity, enhancing performance, and promoting collaborative impact.

Trisha holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources, and certifications in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems. Trisha is also trained in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, which focuses on customer satisfaction, financial and market performance, human resources, performance of suppliers and partners, operational performance, governance, and social responsibility.

“As a former foster care youth, I have spent years advocating for youth in care. I am thrilled to join the Coalition and bring my passion, visionary thinking, leadership skills, determination, and drive. I am ready to embark on this new challenge,” remarked Trisha.

“We are honored that Trisha, who is well-known for her broad expertise and deep commitment, is joining the Coalition at this pivotal moment in our agency’s history. With her guidance, in five years, we will come closer than ever to achieving our vision: For Every Child…A Place to Call Home,” stated Coalition Executive Director Melanie Scheetz.

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition invites the community to join us in welcoming Trisha to her new role.

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