Kecia Blackson, JD, MS
Kecia Blackson joined Southwest Human Development’s senior leadership team with more than 25 years of broad experience in child welfare and juvenile criminal justice. She worked for just a short time in direct service prior to moving quickly into various program support and leadership roles. Before joining Southwest Human Development, Kecia last served as the executive director of the Delaware Child Placement Review Board where she provided administrative oversight to the state’s foster care system. No matter the position, Kecia has remained true to her passion of child development. She has been an adjunct instructor for local universities and community colleges, teaching child development and a plethora of other first and second year courses in psychology.
Kecia also carried her passion for working with children and families into the private practice of law. She has been a licensed attorney for two decades. As a family law practitioner, she assisted clients divorce litigation and what she likes to call “common sense” custody agreements in which she assisted parents in reaching agreements tailored with the developmental needs of the children in the forefront. Kecia also practiced immigration law, focusing on family-based visas as well as some asylum litigation.
Kecia sees herself as a visionary leader who will use her influence, knowledge and skills to positively impact desired outcomes, including social justice and basic human needs for children and families.