I, along with my team at Fathers Incorporated and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, are saddened to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Halbert Sullivan. Halbert made a notable impact in the work of  Responsible Fatherhood (RF), most recently as the CEO of Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC), and will be greatly missed. 

“Hal was a friend to many and a mentor to many more,” says Kenneth Braswell; CEO of Fathers Incorporated. “Our quiet conversations remain a part of the foundations, I’ve used to build Fathers Incorporated.”

As noted by Seth Chamberlain,  Division Director, Office of Family Assistance, “Halbert wasn’t just a grantee in multiple RF cohorts. The federal Parents and Children Together evaluated his program and found it had strong, positive impact on fathers. He networked and supported other father-focused programs across the country, and his program was emulated. His influence was broad, and his expertise was constantly sought.” 

Hal was a friend and colleague whose work I greatly admired. He was a pioneer and leader in the fatherhood field. He was a giant; he was a visionary; he was tenacious; he was kind. This is a sudden and devastating loss for the field. Personally and professionally, we will miss his presence, but we will never forget his contributions. No one ever forgot meeting Hal. Our condolences go out to Mr. Sullivan’s family and the Fathers & Families Support Center staff.

For more information on FFSC visit https://fatherssupportcenter.org/

Kenneth Braswell
CEO, Fathers Incorporated
Director, National Fatherhood Responsible Clearinghouse

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Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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