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Presenters for the Child, Family, and Community Well-Being Learning Series are listed below in alphabetical order. Presenter information will be updated throughout the series.


Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD

President & CEO


Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD. is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as well as the CEO of Implematix, a consulting firm serving public and private organizations in the areas of foster care reform, LGBTQ youth in systems, implementation science, and leadership development. Additionally, as a social entrepreneur and specialist in the study of implementation science, Dr. Cooper has cultivated long-standing relationships with policymakers, leading practitioners, and consumers to shield and guide California’s child welfare organizations, both public and private, through reform initiatives. She has deployed performance management systems for large multi-site child welfare and mental health provision organizations and designed implementation support and readiness initiatives for state and federal legislative mandates.  She is an adjunct member of the Implementation Collaborative within Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago as well as CQI and implementation subject matter expert utilized widely by Casey Family Programs.  She received her MSW (2000) and PhD (2010) in Social Work from Luskin.


Green-Rogers, MSW

Senior Policy Analyst

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago



Yolanda Green-Rogers works with public and private child welfare agencies across the country on the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) practices that support performance monitoring and decision-making. Green-Rogers conducts assessments of CQI processes, makes recommendations to leaders on using CQI to achieve priority outcomes, and delivers training and coaching to increase staff capacity to operationalize CQI principles. Green-Rogers is a leader in Chapin Hall’s efforts to enhance the capacity of child welfare leaders and CQI practitioners to monitor and manage their efforts to deliver services that are high quality, high impact, culturally responsive, and community led.


Leanne Heaton, PhD, LCSW

Senior Researcher, Data Manager

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago


Dr. Leanne Heaton is a Senior Researcher and Data Manager at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. She serves as the Principal Investigator and/or Research and Evaluation Lead on several state-funded human services public policy initiatives, and supervises a team of researchers and analysts. In this capacity, she advises human service administrators on their use of research, evaluation, and data to inform development, implementation, and monitoring of public policies to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, and families. Dr. Heaton provides guidance to state child welfare agencies implementing the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act and serves as a Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) subject-matter expert. She provides guidance on multiple evaluation projects within child welfare and juvenile justice systems.


Edward M. Jones

Vice President

Programs and Philanthropic Advising Services, ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities


Edward Jones is the Vice President of Programs and Philanthropic Advising Services at ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, where he deeply embraces the organization’s vision. In his role, he leads philanthropic professional development & convening activities as well as supports the design and implementation of the organization’s racial justice and equity program initiatives for over 900+ members and partners across the globe. Prior to joining ABFE, he was the Director of Conference Programming at the Council on Foundations. Edward is a founding member of Black Benefactors, a social investment club/giving circle comprised of individuals, local businesses and organizations that are dedicated to addressing the societal ills facing Black people in the DC region. He is also a founding member of Black Philanthropic Alliance and board member of Us Helping Us, People into Living, Inc. a regionally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, overall health and well-being organization. Jones also serves on the board member of The Weissberg Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Racial Equity Working Group, is a founding member of his churches Justice League. Edward is a commissioner of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Serve DC Commission for volunteerism. Edward is a graduate of the University of Akron, OH.