2021 Child and Family Well-Being Governors’ Summit

The 2021 Child and Family Well-Being Governors’ Summit featured State presentations and a panel of Governors’ Policy Advisors on Governors’ plans and priorities to holistically improve the lives of children and families. Learn more about the NGA Child and Family Well Being Network.

Presenting States

  • Connecticut, Delaware, Hawai‘i, Kansas, Virginia, West Virginia


  • Alonna Berry, Policy Advisor and Statewide Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator for the Office of Delaware Governor John Carney
  • Dakota Anderson, Policy Advisor with the Office of Hawai’i Governor David Ige
  • Secretary Laura Howard of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
  • Chidimma Jenkins, Advisor on Childhood Trauma and Resiliency with the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
  • Michelle Dean, Deputy Director for the West Virginia Department of Children and Families
  • Moderator: Belle Cuneo, NGA Policy Analyst for the Center for Best Practices Children and Families Team.