Nina Moreno oversees research and strategic partnerships efforts for Safe Passages. She founded and was the Principal of Moreno & Associates from 2010-2014, where she consulted on program/project design, management, and evaluation; policy research, analysis, writing, monitoring, and advocacy; and development. Nina’s career began as the Director of the Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) Project and then later as the Executive Director of the Bushwick Community Development Unit, both projects of Agenda for Children Tomorrow (ACT) in New York, NY, where she worked to reform local policies and increase funding opportunities in the area of child welfare. For the past ten years, Nina has worked on state and national policy research and reform as well as fundraising in the areas of health and education as the Regional Director of the Safe Haven Initiative at the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Interim Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund- California. Nina holds a Ph. D. in Social Welfare from the School of Social Work at Hunter College and a B.S. in Human Service Studies from Cornell University, College of Human Ecology. When she is not conducting research and developing strategy, Nina may be found exploring the world with her partner.