Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication
Kristen joined the NCFA team in October 2019 and is responsible for leading marketing and communications, identifying and implementing strategic initiatives, growing external constituency partners, and working closely with senior leadership to support NCFA’s constituent services, education, research, public policy and development programs in alignment with short and long-term organizational strategic goals.
Kristen comes to NCFA with a background in nonprofit leadership encompassing advocacy, marketing, and communication. She earned a B.A. in Public Communication from Cedarville University and a M.A. in Rhetoric with a concentration in Political Communication from Kansas State University. Kristen is an experienced adoptive and special needs parent. She and her husband, and four children reside in New Jersey where she also volunteers on the leadership team of Miriam’s Heart, a local nonprofit serving foster and adoptive children families throughout Central NJ.