Roudi Nazarinia Roy Elected to NCFR Board of Directors

Board - Roudi Nazarinia Roy

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Ph.D., CFLE, as a new member-at-large on the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Roy is an associate professor of child development and family studies in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University-Long Beach.

Dr. Roy has been an NCFR member for 14 years and served as chair of the Ethnic Minorities Section (now the Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families Section), chair of the Marie F. Peters Award Committee, and chair of the John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award Committee.

Over the past decade my participation in NCFR, both as a member and section chair, has provided the opportunity to connect, collaborate and learn from senior and junior colleagues across our organization, Dr. Roy wrote in her candidate statement. In my role as a section chair, I learned the importance of communicating with the NCFR Board and administration in an effort to ensure our section had a voice. As a Board Member, I will work with all NCFR members and section officers to facilitate an inclusive environment within NCFR. Without inclusion, we will never have a true understanding of the lived experiences of all families.

Dr. Roy and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2020 NCFR Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, planned for Nov. 11-14.


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