Chief Executive Officer (She/Her/Hers)
Sonia is a dedicated advocate with a deep commitment to transforming child welfare. Her passion in child welfare has been deeply rooted for over 35 years, marked by her active involvement in the statewide team of public and private child welfare champions that developed the model WMPC proudly implements today in Kent County.
Prior to assuming the role of CEO in November 2020, Sonia served as WMPC’s Chief Operating Officer since the organization’s inception developing the organizational infrastructure and leading the Performance and Quality Improvement and Care Coordination teams. In her role as CEO, Sonia continues to focus on building an inclusive culture at WMPC and on building equity in the Kent County foster care system.
Sonia is well-respected in Kent County and throughout Michigan for her expertise in administering trauma-informed foster care programs and for her commitment to excellence. Noorman holds an M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and an M.S.W. from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. in psychology from Calvin College. Sonia’s commitment to continuous learning led her to complete the Results-Based Leadership Institute, a transformative leadership program offered by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.