Hope Cooper is Founding Partner of True North Group. She brings twenty-five years of public policy experience focused on improving outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable populations. She directs the national CHAMPS campaign to improve foster parenting policies and advises major foundations on child welfare policy and practice.
Before founding True North Group, Hope served as Vice President for Public Policy at Child Trends, a child development research center in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she was a senior program officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she designed and directed public policy initiatives, including Pew’s foster care reform initiative.
Hope spent ten years on Capitol Hill and held senior policy positions, including on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Special Committee on Aging where she steered multiple pieces of legislation through the policy process. Hope has also worked in a senior government relations position at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross. Hope is a reform-minded advocate for children and families with a proven record of achieving policy change. She has testified before Congress and has been quoted in multiple national news outlets. Hope is based in Seattle.
Marci McCoy-Roth Joins American Public Human Services Association. On June 1, Marci McCoy-Roth is stepping down from her role as partner with True North Group to join the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) as its new Director of Interoperability and System Strategies. For the past six years, Marci has supported APHSA and the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children as the Project Director for the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) in a consultant capacity. The NEICE will continue to be an integral part of her new position along with other initiatives which include leading efforts to support states in developing and implementing technical and policy solutions to support greater interoperability of human services information within and across states, as well as supporting the organization in developing strategies for human services system innovation.
As a valued partner at True North Group since 2013, Marci has worked tirelessly to advance policy improvements and and system change at the national and state level, with a focus on on child welfare, early childhood and adolescent health issues. Marci is a solutions-focused leader with a proven record of accomplishments in strategic communications, project management, and complex policy and data analysis. Her transition to APHSA offers an exciting new opportunity for her to continue her commitment to advancing system change for vulnerable populations.
True North Group wishes Marci much success in her new endeavors and looks forward to future opportunities to collaborate on the shared mission of improving opportunities for vulnerable children and families.