Family Resources names Jeannette Archer-Simons its new president

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Family Resources names Jeannette Archer-Simons its new president

Davenport, IA—Family Resources has named Jeannette Archer-Simons as the new President starting March 18, 2019.

“We are delighted that Jeannette Archer-Simons will be our next President. She brings with her experience working with non-profit social service agencies, proven track record of community collaboration, and passion for serving the community,” said Rob Woodall, Family Resources Board Chair and Director of Global Plant Operations at Arconic.

Davenport native, Archer-Simons brings many years of experience in leading human service organizations on the east coast. She has spent the past five years leading a non-profit, Open Door Shelter, in Connecticut. Open Door Shelter is a social service homeless and housing agency. Her primary responsibilities included guiding and implementing the strategic operations plan and leadership to align services with federal and state standards for shelters, housing, and case management. In addition, Archer-Simons negotiated significant collaborative agreements including partnerships with a community health center, job training delivered by a workforce organization and the local community college, and community collaboration around models for strategic impact in the delivery of social services in the region and state. 

“I love the Quad Cities. I’m thrilled to return to my hometown and honored to lead Family Resources as we continue to impact our community’s most vulnerable population,” says Archer-Simons. “The organization has a long history and strong team.  By working to further develop community collaborations we will build on our experience and success in partnership with others committed to a strong community.  I look forward to meeting our community partners to identify and develop opportunities for collective action.”

Family Resources has a rich heritage of providing a safe place for children, families and individuals that dates back to 1849.  Its mission is "to strengthen children, families and  individuals by providing quality services that engage community resources to create effective solutions."  For more information about Family Resources, go to