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.
Her experience in nonprofit leadership encompasses advocacy, marketing, and communication with a private adoption agency, grassroots advocacy, and faith-based community organizations. 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 adoptive and special needs parent of four children. Kristen and her family reside in western Michigan where they enjoy all of the opportunities for outdoor recreation year round from snowy winters to beautiful summers by the lakes.