Nathan Ross
COO, Families Rising and Founder, Resilience Recognized
nathan ross
nathan ross
Nathan Ross
COO, Families Rising and Founder, Resilience Recognized
"Anyone who comes into foster care as a child, no matter the reason, deserves to be protected and have the absolute best experience, and that should be the standard of care across the nation."
2021 Champion
2021 Champion

Nathan Ross is a therapist and national child welfare consultant who uses his life, educational and professional experiences to improve the foster care system.

In the last 10 years, Ross has worked with young people to craft their stories and use their experiences to impact system changes, including passing the Foster Children’s Bill of Rights in Missouri. He later developed and launched a transition program for young adults transitioning out of foster care staffed by foster care alumni and used a no-eject, self-determination model of support.

As the founder of Resilience Recognized, he continues to use his knowledge to help agencies, organizations, and states identify and develop programs and policies that focus on authentically engaging youth, placing them at the center of decision-making and recognizing their inherent strengths.

Nathan’s book, available on Amazon, is Mourning After the Storm.”