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.

Stories featuring Raquel Hatter

At the second Aspen Forum on Children and Families last month we brought together national leaders – policymakers, practitioners, researchers, philanthropists and parents – to surface big ideas for investing in the full potential of children and families, two generations at a time. Centering parents’ and caregivers’ perspectives is vital to Ascend and our work with …

Meeting Parents Where They Dream: Critical Voices and Lived Experiences Read More »

BlogMarch 21, 2019
As state and federal lawmakers prepare for the year ahead, more than 350 practice and community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and philanthropists - including Ascend Fellows, Family Prosperity Innovators, and Ascend Network Partners - joined us at the 2019 Aspen Forum on Children and Families to harness this momentum for investing in the full potential of children and families, two generations at a time.
BlogMarch 13, 2019
We are so grateful to all of the people who offered so much wisdom over the course of our two days together for the Aspen Forum on Children and Families. From parents and neuroscientists to presidential appointees and social workers–it felt like they all pushed further into the complex and deeply worthwhile questions of how …

Great Quotes on Slaying Poverty Read More »

BlogFebruary 28, 2019

Convenings Featuring Raquel Hatter

Date: June 8, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Unprecedented in its scope and scale, the American Recovery Act opens up pathways to economic opportunity for families. How do states use the new law to remove barriers for families and meaningfully dismantle structural racism and end pernicious...
ConveningJune 8, 2021