Roland C. Warren was appointed Care Net CEO in October 2012. Prior to his tenure at Care Net, Roland served as president of the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), where he was dedicated to the mission of improving the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children that are raised with involved, responsible and committed fathers.
Under Roland’s direction, NFI worked alongside Care Net’s national office and many pregnancy resource centers to help launch and/or strengthen the important work of reaching fathers. Roland served as a keynote speaker at the Care Net National Pregnancy Center Conference in 2008, as well as many local pregnancy center banquets.
His national media appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, C-SPAN, Dateline NBC, Fox News Channel, and Black Entertainment Television. He has been interviewed by major radio and newspaper outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Ebony, Sports Illustrated, Christianity Today, Essence, the Tavis Smiley Show, and Janet Parshall’s America. He also has written a monthly column called “Pop Culture” for The Washington Times.
Roland, an alumnus of Princeton University, brings to Care Net almost two decades of experience in the business world, more than a decade of experience in the non-profit world, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Roland is married to Dr. Yvette Lopez-Warren and has two sons, Jamin, a graduate of Harvard University and journalist, and Justin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.