Meet some of the 2021 featured speakers and presenters…
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Dr. Matthew Morton (pronouns: he/him/his) is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and a leading expert in youth empowerment, homelessness, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. At Chapin Hall, Matt led Voices of Youth Count, the most comprehensive national research initiative to-date focused on youth homelessness in America. Matt served as Special Advisor in the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, during which time he was a key contributor to the development of the U.S. Government’s national strategy and framework to end youth homelessness and efforts on addressing child trauma. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Matt led policy projects and research in multiple countries on youth, gender, and social protection policies as an Economist at the World Bank. He has served as a fellow in philanthropy and the U.S. Senate. Dr. Morton’s research is widely published and cited. He received his masters and doctorate in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford and a BA in Political Science from Stetson University.
Dr. Joe N. Savage, Jr. is a recognized leader with over 15 years of experience in the fields of homelessness, social policy, economic development, and human services administration. His prior work experience encompasses positions in which he was responsible for overseeing transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, Continuum of Care funding, strategic planning, and coalition building. His passion for this work has cultivated years of skills and expertise that have helped bring over $150 million of funding to support housing and services for the homeless and community development projects. Joe’s commitment to this work is rooted in his belief in the dignity of human life. He received masters’ degrees in social work and urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.