Jan 04, 2024 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Tucker

EveryChild's mission is to create a system that ensure children with disabilities grow up in families instead of institutions. EveryChild believes that all children can grow up in a family. Even children with the most significant disabilities and fragile medical conditions can live with families.

About Elizabeth Tucker

Elizabeth Tucker, Executive Director of EveryChild, has 36 years of experience in advocacy, policy, and program development to support children and adults with significant disabilities to live fully inclusive lives in their homes and communities. For the past 15 years, she has worked for EveryChild and has assisted more than 650 children living in institutions or at imminent risk of institutionalization to live with families. Over sixty percent of the children EveryChild has supported needed a host family. Elizabeth has a deep understanding of Texas Medicaid and works closely with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to develop public policy that improves the lives of individuals, children, and families. Elizabeth participates in a variety of state-level advisory groups including the Policy Council for Children and Families and as chair of the STAR Kids Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee.