Bob Feikema joined Family Services in December 2012, bringing over 40 years of experience in human services. He is committed to expanding Family Services’ top quality, evidence-based programs that strengthen families, protect victims of family violence, and foster the development of preschool children. Bob is dedicated to working with others to realize the agency’s vision of “a community working together to ensure that all families and children are safe, secure, and able to reach their full potential.”
Bob began his career at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, where he worked for 22 years, first as a family counselor, then director of counseling. He later served as director of the agency’s Family Services Division, where he established pioneering programs and organized a multi-agency collaborative for families with pre-school children, which received a Robert Rice Innovative Program Award from Family Service America.
Prior to joining Family Services, Bob worked for Family Resources, a child abuse treatment and prevention agency. There he conducted strategic planning, led government relations and community initiatives, and created the Citizens Leadership Initiative to equip people from low-income neighborhoods to address poverty by changing public policies and improving community conditions. Earlier, he served as executive director of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, during which the agency expanded its multi-year grants and doubled in size.
Bob holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Creighton University and a master of arts in psychology from Duquesne University.