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Ms. Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

Southern Regional Director

Children's Defense Fund

Direct Phone: (601) ***-****       

Email: o***@***.org

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Children's Defense Fund

25 E Street

NW Washington, District of Columbia 20001

United States

Company Description

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a nonprofit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 15 years in Texas, and more than 40 years nationally, to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF provides a strong, effective, and ind ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Regional Administrator

The Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative


Board Member
Mississippi Head Start Association

Global Women's Action Network

State Children's Welfare Coalition

Board Member
The Center for Education Innovation


Board Member
Women's Foundation

Board Member
Mississippi Children's Museum

Board Member
Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State

Board Member

Advisory Board Member
The John C. Stennis Institute of Government


Luther Branson Elementary School

Piney Woods Country Life School

Bachelor of Arts


Tougaloo College

Individualized Master of Arts

Community Development

Antioch University Midwest

Web References (198 Total References)

Mississippi Association of Partners in Education [cached]

Oleta Fitzgerald

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Director of the Children's Defense Fund Southern Regional Office
MAPE presented the 2016 Winter-Reed Partnership Award to Oleta Fitzgerald during a luncheon ceremony on Aug. 23 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl.

Leadership Bios [cached]

MaryLee Allen | Gijs deLeede | Tai Dixon | Patti Hassler | Richard Hooks Wayman | Mark Publow | Naomi Post | Alex Johnson | Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald | Patrick Bresette | Renuka Mayadev | Bharti Wahi | The Rev. Janet Wolf

Oleta Fitzgerald
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Southern Regional Director Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald is Director of the Children's Defense Fund's Southern Regional Office (CDF-SRO), and also serves as the Regional Administrator for the Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Economic & Social Justice (SRBWI).
In 1982 Ms. Fitzgerald became a project director for the Southern Regional Council working with rural electric power customers in 12 southern states to increase minority representation on rural electric cooperative boards. Moving back to her native Mississippi, she served as former Congressman Mike Espy's District Director from the beginning of his first term in 1987 until she joined the Clinton for President Campaign in 1992.
Before joining the Children's Defense Fund, Ms. Fitzgerald was appointed White House Liaison and Executive Assistant to then Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy by President Bill Clinton in January 1993.
Ms. Fitzgerald serves as a board member for the Mississippi Head Start Association, the Mississippi Children's Museum, the advisory committee for the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, and is a member of the State Children's Welfare Coalition and the Global Women's Action Network for Children. She also received honorary membership to Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration from Mississippi State University in 1999. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a B.A. in sociology from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the proud mother of four children, Rashida, Yusef, Layla and Joi.

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Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Southern Regional Director

About Us | SRBWI [cached]

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald Southern Regional Director Children’s Defense Fund â€" Southern Regional Office

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