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National Advisory Board

Kim Stevens

Kim Stevens

"The Treehouse Foundation is one of those rare and remarkable enterprises that identifies an issue and wields every resource – human, financial, and community – to address it head on. Building on a vision that every child can, and has a right to, thrive within a circle of support and belonging, this singular organization consistently takes noble ideas and makes them reality."

Formerly project manager for Jockey Being Family’s(TM) Community Champions Network project at NACAC, Kim now directs Advocates for Families First, an alliance of NACAC, Generations United, and National Foster Parent Association. She oversees advocacy efforts on a federal and state policy agenda; supports capacity building for caregiver support/advocacy organizations nationally; and manages communications efforts to elevate a positive image of kin, foster, and adoptive families and the children and youth they care for. Kim’s previous professional experience includes eight years with Massachusetts Families for Kids, where she became Co-Director. There she established the Speak Out Team, a nationally recognized model for kin/foster/adopted youth advocacy, training, and awareness-raising. She also launched the Lifelong Families for Adolescents initiative with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and assisted in successful advocacy for post-adoption services in Massachusetts. In her 25 years of child welfare work, Kim has provided training and consultation on child welfare, foster care, adoption, parenting, positive youth development, advocacy and leadership, trauma and recovery, and youth permanency issues both nationally and internationally. She and her husband, Buddy, have six children, four of whom were adopted from the public foster care system.