LaToya Harvey

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Part-Time Lecturer

Social Work


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LaToya Harvey holds her LMSW and has worked in child welfare for over 23 years.

Currently LaToya is the Chief Advancement Officer for Orchards Children's Services. In this role some of her responsibilities include the agency's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts; the agency-wide strategic plan and agency growth and development.

LaToya is also a part-time lecturer for social work classes at Eastern Michigan University.

In 2018, LaToya became the Child Welfare Division Director for Child and Family Charities in Lansing, MI and held that position for 3.5 years. Previously, LaToya spent 15 years with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), most recently working as a CPS Supervisor and a Foster Care Supervisor. She has experience in foster care, Child Protective Services, adoption, government payments assistance, in-home prevention services and residential services. 

In 2018, in partnership with the Wayne State University Social Work Department, LaToya co-facilitated the presentation "Wayne Together Collaborative: Risks, Rewards & Lessons of High Impact Child Welfare Education and Training Practices” at the National Child Welfare Workforce Initiative national conference in Chicago, IL. LaToya received the MDHHS Good Government Award for Leadership in recognition of collaborative work between the Wayne State University Social Work Dept. and MDHHS for child welfare interns. In 2019, LaToya became a member of the Eastern Michigan University Social Work Alumni Association and is the President of the Association. In 2020, LaToya was the keynote speaker for EMU’s MSW graduate students’ commencement celebration. 

LaToya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in LaCrosse, WI and her Masters of Social Work from Eastern Michigan  University in Ypsilanti, MI.

LaToya is married and has three sons. She enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, reading and shopping.