Mishaela Durán has been appointed president and CEO of The Forum for Youth Investment, effective Sept. 7.
Durán is a senior executive on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families’ leadership team. Durán previously served as chief of staff at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Forum for Youth Investment as the next CEO, building off of Karen Pittman’s incredible legacy and advancing a racial equity agenda to unleash the full potential of children and youth so they are ready for college, work, and life,” said Durán. “As a Latina, with lived experience in the child welfare system and a leader in education and human services, I understand firsthand the importance of harnessing the power across sectors and systems to change the odds for children and youth. We have an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine youth-serving systems through a racial equity lens.”
Durán graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned a Master’s degree in social policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.