Raquel Hatter

Managing Director, The Kresge Foundation
Troy, Michigan

Dr. Raquel Hatter is the managing director of human services at the Kresge Foundation, which supports the advancement of human services organizations to accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low income. She has served families and communities for more than 30 years in leadership roles across the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and human services systems. Hatter’s service spans advancing public policy, organizational and person-centered systems change to forging partnership with families and communities to integrating trauma- and executive functioning-informed, family-centered, two-generation and strength-based practices into her work with individuals and families. Prior to joining The Kresge Foundation, Hatter served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services where she identified ways to improve the outcomes for individuals and families across various support systems including child support, TANF, SNAP and vocational rehabilitation.