Role: National Authority Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Diligent recruitment, development, and support of foster, adoptive, and kinship families; change and implementation
Years of Child Welfare Experience: 25
As a consultant and subject matter expert at the Center, Alicia Groh leverages more than 20 years in child welfare to assists child welfare systems with capacity building, strategic planning, community engagement, organizational culture change, and executive coaching. Ms. Groh’s areas of expertise include recruitment, development, and support of foster, adoptive, and kinship families, with specialization in program models and effective implementation approaches.
Ms. Groh previously served as the Interim Director at the National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUSKids, where she led staff in technical assistance work with child welfare agencies to improve child welfare outcomes and led development and implementation of a new practice model focused on supporting system change in child welfare agencies. In her role as Executive Director for Voice for Adoption, a nonprofit organization, Ms. Groh advocated to advance federal policies that promote and sustain permanence for children and youth in foster care.
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