Tonia Hunt Becomes New Executive Director of Children First for Oregon

Tonia Hunt comes to us with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in children’s policy and direct service. She served for nine years as Executive Director of the Children’s Center in Clackamas County. There, she oversaw the development and significant expansion of services at the child abuse assessment center, and led a successful capital campaign to build a new medical center for children suspected to be victims of abuse. During the last two years, Tonia has worked as Director of Marketing and Development at the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon. Earlier in her career, Tonia served with Children First for Oregon for seven years as Policy Director and manager of Oregon’s KIDS COUNT project.

Child advocacy is my life’s work,” Tonia says. “Returning to Children First as the Executive Director feels like the culmination of more than 20 years of work on behalf of children and families. I’m excited to continue and expand Children First’s strong legacy of speaking up for our most vulnerable citizens.”

Tonia will begin on February 18th. We are very excited to welcome her. We know that she will lead with energy and passion. In this new chapter for Children First, we look forward to building an even stronger organization, to moving our important work forward, and continuing to be the leading voice for Oregon’s children.  

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