Thank you for facilitating the Finding Common Ground Forum. The energy and engagement of participants was higher than we ever could have imagined. Thank you for your great work!
Gail Johnson Vaughan is an outstanding and visionary leader. She sees possibilities in what others view as impossible, finding solutions hiding in plain sight. Gail has had a huge impact on improving permanency outcomes for those children least likely to achieve lifetime families. Tirelessly committed to opening the doors to permanent families for children in foster care, Gail is skilled at forming synergistic partnerships and is a brilliant beacon for excellence in the field of child welfare.
Gail has long been a visionary leader in foster care.
Renowned for her superb ability to forge solutions to the challenges that face the child welfare community, Gail Johnson refused to passively participate in a system that allowed California’s most fragile and vulnerable children to languish in a broken foster care system.
Gail’s vision and commitment to the belief that there are families for all children who wait has transformed the landscape for foster children. SAS achieves results by focusing on changing government systems. It’s hard work bucking entrenched policies & beliefs and takes a committed leader who does not accept the warehousing of children.
There are no longer any excuses for children lingering in or aging out of foster care. Gail Johnson Vaughn, through Mission Focused Solutions, not only keenly understands that, but has leapt far outside conventional thinking by working to influence change in systems, to provide tools to break down financial barriers while driving budget reform, and to build collaborative efforts to strengthen and energize organizations. We are proud to work with her in these efforts and on behalf of the children who need our best thinking, our urgent actions and our uncompromising belief that they are worth the effort.
The most engaging facilitator I’ve experienced in such an effort. I greatly appreciated Gail’s ability and willingness to quickly grasp our issues and embrace them with us.
You are one of a kind in your unflagging commitment in finding forever families for youth and you have been blessed with an eloquence in spreading that word!