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Forrest Moore, Ph.D.

Forrest Moore, Ph.D. is Aunt Martha’s Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer.

Before joining Aunt Martha’s, Dr. Moore was a Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall, where he provided strategic guidance on research and evidence use to youth-serving agencies across a multitude of issues, including the overrepresentation of children and young people of color and their families in child welfare and justice systems. Dr. Moore specializes in designing and implementing feasible action plans to improve delivery of and outcomes associated with youth development programming, especially highly vulnerable subgroups of youth and young adults. He is particularly interested in opportunity youth, homeless youth, and youth transitioning out of child welfare and juvenile justice.

In addition to his work at Chapin Hall, Dr. Moore was an independent consultant focused on research, strategic planning, and project management to Surge Institute, My Brother’s Keeper, SGA Chicago, Philanthropic Executive Alliance, and others. He also served as the Executive VP for America’s Promise Alliance, where he conceptualized and developed a new knowledge management department focused on creating and managing technical systems that improve the ability to effectively deliver resources and services. While at America’s Promise Alliance, he represented the organization as the Education Liaison to the U.S. Department of Education and served as a thought leader and advisor to this partnership on education-related issues. Moore also co-created the Research and Practice Summit, a partnership between the Center for Promise and Stanford University, where he developed the strategic vision for the alliance with the goal of enabling effective research and community practices.

He has a PhD in Research Methodology from Loyola University in Chicago, a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior from Illinois State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the Knoy School of Technology at Purdue University.