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 in 2012, 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.