Nora Wells

Executive Director

(781) 674-7207

Nora Wells has worked with Family Voices since its inception in 1992, leading multiple initiatives, in partnership with professionals, around the design and delivery of family-centered quality health care services. She has most recently served as the Director of Programs and as the Director of the Family Voices National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) before becoming the Family Voices Executive Director in 2014. Through the years she has provided extensive training and technical assistance to family leaders and professionals throughout the country; testified in Congress; and collaborated with numerous federal and private agencies, task forces, and national initiatives, providing the family perspective on policy and practice issues. Nora was the 2015 recipient of the Merle McPherson Leadership Award for her dedication and service. Nora holds a MS Ed degree, and previously worked for the Massachusetts Federation for Children with Special Needs focusing on health and special education; Wheelock College, teaching courses in family professional communication; the Peace Corps, developing international school partnerships; and a U.S. Army Education Center providing educational counseling.  Nora brings a deeply personal commitment to our work as the parent of a son with a disability.

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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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