New Board Chair & Executives Add to New Leadership

DENVER, COLO. (March 15, 2023) — The National Service Office (NSO) for Nurse-Family Partnership ® and Child First announced today that the NSO Board of Directors has promoted Charlotte Min-Harris to president and CEO.  Min-Harris has served as acting president and CEO since July and was previously chief operating officer.

In addition, the NSO Board of Directors promoted new leadership in February. Paurvi Bhatt, global healthcare executive, was named chair of the board. Richard Ostuw, community leader, was named vice chair of the board. David Kass, vice president of government affairs and legal resources at the Council on Foundations, was named chair of the governance committee. They join Todd Wenner, executive vice president of capital markets and investor relations at Vison and Beyond Capital, as finance chair.

“We are proud of the impact of the National Service Office and the scale achieved by Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. On behalf of the board, we thank recent chair of the board, Christian Soura, for his years of leadership to elevate the National Service Office during the pandemic and his tireless efforts to champion innovation and meet the changing needs of families,” said  Paurvi Bhatt, chair of the board. “Now more than ever, we need to deliver even greater impact for the communities we serve. We are thrilled to announce Charlotte as president and CEO and are redoubling our commitment to work together with stakeholders and as a board to advance the mission of the National Service Office to serve more families.”

At the National Service Office, Min-Harris’s leadership has strengthened the strategic direction, alignment, culture and planning for the organization.

As president and CEO, Min-Harris will continue to lead Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First to advance the organization’s mission to serve more families and achieve successful outcomes. In addition, she will oversee operational excellence and innovative strategies and build public and private support to grow the National Service Office’s capacity to impact communities. Min-Harris will build a culture of trust and advance diversity, equity and inclusion with external stakeholders as well as within the National Service Office.

“I am deeply honored to serve in this role and lead the National Service Office to partner with more communities and local organizations across the country,” said Min-Harris. “This is a pivotal time for our organization to remain focused on health equity and support our network to serve more families and achieve long-lasting impact.”

Min-Harris brings over three decades of leadership, operations and strategic development experience. Before joining the National Service Office, she was the vice president of grants operations at Daniels Fund, a $1.5 billion private charitable foundation in Denver. While there, she led an effort to grow a low-income assistance program and implement it statewide. Min-Harris also spent several years as the chief operating officer with the Colorado and Wyoming office of the American Red Cross, where she managed the execution, forecasting and analysis of a $6 million operating budget, and implemented a comprehensive performance management system.

She holds a Master of Global Studies from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s and master’s in advertising from Michigan State University. Min-Harris is a member of Chief, a private women’s network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders as well as Women Leading Healthcare of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Min-Harris lives in Vermont with her husband, Mike; son, Raymond; rescue dogs, Bradley and Pan; and two guinea pigs, Coffee and Tea.

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About the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First

The National Service Office (NSO) is the central, unified operational structure for two evidence-based programs: Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. In 2020, what was formerly the NSO solely for Nurse-Family Partnership joined forces with Child First, a merger empowering two proven, evidence-based models to share complementary expertise, infrastructure and integrated support services. The resulting unified entity works to ensure that health care, early childhood development and the mental health of the entire family are delivered in proven ways to achieve long-term positive outcomes.