Welcome to Kori Gough, the new Heart Galleries of Texas Director!

Kori Gough HeadshotWe recently caught up with Kori Gough to learn more about her! Kori is teaming up with TXICFW as Texas Director of the new Heart Galleries. We are so excited to work with her!

Hi Kori! Tell us a little bit about  your past work.

I have spent the better part of the last two decades working in the non-profit world, specifically around child welfare. I began my role as the ED of Partnerships for Children (PFC) in 2013 and loved the groundbreaking work that came out of this organization and its team during my time there. We helped to fill the gap in limited supports for children and families involved in child welfare and collaborated with community stakeholders to improve outcomes. The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is a PFC program and the model that we want to replicate across the state.

What excites you or interests you most about the work you do?

Positive permanency for children and youth is what excites me the most about the work that I am doing. This looks different from one child to the next and there is not one set solution. The Heart Gallery program is about collaboration and community and finding the best ways to wrap services and support around children and families so that they can thrive.

What is something you hope to achieve in your career?

I would like to have a network of collaborations across Texas that work together to improve positive permanency outcomes for children that allows them to stay within their communities and connect with family.

What are some of your personal hobbies?

I enjoy cheering on all UT teams, golfing with my husband and two sons and traveling whenever possible. Most evenings, you can find me curled up reading a book.

To learn more about Kori, visit her staff profile.