Roxane White, ‘15
President and CEO, Nurse-Family Partnership: Denver, CO
Roxane White was appointed President and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in November of 2014. Prior to that time, she spent more than 20 years developing programs in California and Colorado for homeless and runaway youth and first came into contact with NFP through referrals of homeless teen mothers to Invest in Kids. In 2003, Roxane became the Executive Director of Denver Human Services under Mayor John Hickenlooper. The Denver Department of Human Services was utilizing nurse home visiting as a tool to help families at risk for entering Child Welfare. In 2009, Roxane became Chief of Staff to Mayor Hickenlooper who was elected Governor of Colorado in 2010 and Roxane continued as the Chief of Staff in the Governor’s first term. She worked with the State of Colorado to expand Medicaid referrals to NFP programs and to extensively expand pregnancy prevention programs.
Roxane is known for her management of large complex organizations, working with multiple locations and her focus on outcomes. She has been recognized extensively in Colorado and in California for her commitment to high risk families and to programs which create lasting impact and two generation change.
As CEO Roxane spearheads the growth of NFP to serve more vulnerable families across the country and identifies opportunities for innovation, operating efficiencies and builds public and private partnerships. She has a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and master’s degrees in social work and divinity from San Francisco State University and San Francisco Theological Seminary.