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TFI Announces New Senior Vice President of Permanency Services

Pittsburg, Kan. (October 12, 2023) – The Family Initiative (TFI) is pleased to announce Tabitha Gibson, LMSW, as the new Senior Vice President of Permanency Services.

Gibson has over 25 years of experience in child and family well-being services in Kansas. Before serving as the Senior Vice President of Permanency Services, Gibson was the Vice President of Permanency Services for four years. Before that, she served as the Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas for two years and was the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center for three years. Gibson got her start in child welfare with the Department for Children and Families before beginning her career with TFI in 1998 and serving in multiple different positions at the agency.

“Tabitha has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership, and a deep understanding of our company’s mission to strengthen families. We look forward to the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and innovation she will bring to this position,” said Michael Patrick, TFI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President.

As the Senior Vice President of Permanency Services, Gibson will be responsible for oversight and implementation of the Kansas Case Management contracts in Southeast and Southcentral Kansas, including out-of-home and aftercare case management services, special response team, and relative/kinship team.

During her time at TFI, Gibson has served on multiple internal TFI Leadership Teams, including serving as the Chairperson of the Management Team and as a member of the agency’s Leadership Institute.

Gibson received her bachelor’s in social work from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. She received her master’s in social work from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.

In Fiscal Year 2023, TFI served more than 6,227 children in prevention, foster care, adoption, and residential services. TFI is actively recruiting foster families to provide a loving caring home to children in foster care. Foster parents are essential and vital partners who help TFI deliver quality services and support for children and families. To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster parent, please call 1-833-7FOSTER.

TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have more than 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care, case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services. TFI has more than 1,000 employees providing quality services in five states.