Bringing Voice to the Frontline
Defining Us is centered around change for the good and we welcome the voices of Cindy Simpson and Chris Purdy, both of whom work diligently for positive change. Cindy has more than 35-years of experience working in social welfare, youth homelessness, and mental health systems. She is a published author with articles on subjects such as adolescent substance abuse and behavior management and has helped develop guidelines that enable LBGTQ youth to feel valued and accepted. Currently, Cindy serves as the Deputy Director for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.
Chris, who has worked as a teacher and district-level student support professional, is the Director of Veterans for American Ideals and Outreach at Human Rights First. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project and serves on the Welcome Council for Welcome.US.
Through their varied experiences, Chris and Cindy can provide a unique perspective into issues that affect youth and families today, including immigration, the needs for our refugee population, and the escalated mental health challenges that affect so many in our world today.
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