Bethany Letiecq Elected New NCFR Board of Directors President-Elect

Bethany Letiecq, Ph.D.

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Bethany Letiecq, Ph.D., as the new president-elect of the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Letiecq is associate professor of human development and Family Science at George Mason University.

A member of NCFR for over 20 years, Dr. Letiecq served on previously on the board as a member-at-large, treasurer, and liaison to the Inclusion and Diversity Committee. She has also been a past chair of the Family Policy section, secretary/treasurer of the Northwest Council on Family Relations, served on the NCFR's policy advisory staff committee, Ruth Jewson Award Committee, editorial board of Family Relations, and a reviewer for the Journal of Marriage and Family. Dr. Letiecq is the 1998 recipient of the NCFR Ruth Hathaway Jewson Award, given to the best dissertation proposal submitted by a doctoral candidate in Family Science.

"As Board President, I will work to advance a more inclusive, member-driven organization that positions us for the healing, reparative, and justice-based work that lies ahead," Dr. Letiecq pledged in her candidate statement. "Drawing upon our translational family research, policy, and practice expertise, we must ready ourselves and future member-leaders for a multiracial, gender-diverse democracy that represents and serves all families with dignity, free from discrimination and systemic oppression."

Dr. Letiecq and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2021 NCFR Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 3-6.


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