Jeanette Hercik is an expert in anti-poverty research, welfare and employment, community development, family supports and strengthening, and the reengineering of U.S. federal and state public sector systems. For more than 15 years, Dr. Hercik has managed a welfare-to-work portfolio of projects, including the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance Network (Welfare Peer TA), which has involved cross-agency initiatives such as addressing mental health and substance abuse, housing, transportation, child care, and issues specific to urban and rural populations. She manages the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) and oversees the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.
Prior to joining ICF, Dr. Hercik directed the State of Michigan Department of Commerce Research and Evaluation Agency on jobs and the economy, with specific focus on plant closings, manufacturing modifications, and economic development in communities.
Dr. Hercik has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.