Footbridge For Families Inc
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Footbridge For Families Inc
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
CEO and Founder
Kim Cauley Eckel, the CEO of Footbridge, founded the organization while working as a senior child welfare administrator in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was previously the state’s Young Child Wellness Coordinator for Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), a five-year federal grant program administered by SAMHSA to promote the social emotional health of families with children birth through the age of eight. Prior to holding this position, she was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation at Allegheny County's Department of Human Services and spent nearly a decade in management consulting at the beginning of her career. Mrs. Eckel holds a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University, an M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
Footbridge For Families IncOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
Footbridge For Families IncBoard of directors
as of 11/04/2023
Board of directors data
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 11/04/2023
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.