Darquita Fletcher is the new Project Director for the QIC-R. Before working with the QIC-R, Darquita was the Deputy Assistant Director for Child, Adult, and Family Services with the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services in Maryland and the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Program Director with Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. She holds a master’s degree from Fordham University, where she majored in Social Work Administration. In addition, Darquita has two certificates from Executive Leadership programs at New York University and Columbia School of Business. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of senior management and clinical experience and has dedicated her career to helping children and families. She also provides mental health services for Prince George’s County community residents through her private practice. Darquita started in the field as a Teacher’s Assistant and Supervisor at the Children’s Village, which is a Residential Treatment Center for youth. She was employed with this organization for several years as the Deputy Director for Community Based Services and Director for the Detention and Alternatives to Detention programs. She later became the Director of Part of the Solution, an NYC-based homelessness prevention agency, which provides an array of services to the community. Darquita has served on several local community boards in New York City, where she is originally from, and was on the Board of Directors for the first LGBTQ Community Center in the Bronx. Darquita has developed and managed many programs for foster care youth, LGBTQ youth, homeless youth, families, and youth involved in the Juvenile Justice systems. She has a niche for improving services and strongly believes in providing the best quality of care, equal opportunity, and service delivery to children, youth, and families.