Joan Fail Hoffman, Children’s Trust chief operating officer, was named to the board of directors for the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance for a two-year term beginning in 2020.

Hoffman, who has worked at Children’s Trust for more than 10 years, will be one of 12 board members for the Alliance, which is the national membership organization for state children’s trust and prevention funds that provides leadership and support while serving as a catalyst for positive changes in systems, policies and practices in their states to promote well-being for children, families and communities.

Joan Hoffman

“I’m thrilled to join national leaders striving to expand and sustain our national network, leverage state voices, and promote strategies to prevent child maltreatment,” Hoffman said. “Lifting children and families up so that they thrive is ultimately what we are all working towards. I’m humbled to play a role with such an incredible group of dynamic, passionate colleagues.”

Hoffman also will serve on the Alliance’s governance committee, sharing her expertise in both board governance and human resources.

Children’s Trust CEO Sue Williams recently rotated off the Alliance board after serving eight years, including two as the board chair, over a pair of stints.

In her position at Children’s Trust, Hoffman puts the organization’s vision and mission into operational form as she oversees human resources, development and event planning.

Her previous work leadership roles in her 30-year career of systems building and service to the field include positions at the Central Carolina Community Foundation, Communities In Schools of the Midlands, and the Nurturing Center.

With a master’s in business administration-management from the University of South Carolina as well as bachelor’s degrees in journalism and theater and speech from USC, she has served on multiple boards and committees in the community. She currently serves as the board chair for East Point Academy, a public charter school that is South Carolina’s first Chinese immersion school.