Government Relations Director
Kristin Power, Government Relations Director, leads the Alliance’s state policy advocacy and coalition engagement activities. She is responsible for conferring with government and child welfare leaders to shape public policies that support and engage children, youth and families and developing and implementing tactical advocacy strategies. Kristin’s deep expertise and background in advocacy and communications have helped advance the Alliance’s many priorities to benefit children and youth in foster care and the families who help them thrive. During her tenure, she has successfully advocated for policies that assist youth in foster care in taking advantage of the benefits of Extended Foster Care and to streamline access to safe and stable housing. Kristin has elevated youth and kinship caregiver voices through focus groups, surveys and grassroots advocacy efforts and trainings.
Kristin previously advocated for several leading trade associations and served as deputy director, legislation for the California Housing and Community Development Department. Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.