Dr. Lawanda Ravoira
Dr. Lawanda Ravoira serves as president and CEO and promotes the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center’s mission of advancing the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the juvenile justice and child protection systems.
She executes the strategic goals and objectives, leads the advocacy reform agenda and oversees the management of the day-to-day operations and ensures long term sustainability of the organization. She brings 25 years’ experience that includes providing direct services to marginalized youth in both residential and community based settings, leading reform initiatives, research, training, policy development, community organizing and advocacy.
She holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from Nova University, a master’s degree in Allied Health from the University of North Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of Charleston.