Kathi M. Crowe, LICSW, has served as a consultant in the area of youth development and child welfare services to private and public child welfare agencies across the country. Ms. Crowe is the former Executive Director of the National Foster Care Coalition based in Washington, DC, where she coordinated advocacy efforts which resulted in significant policy reform. She is a sought after trainer as well as keynote speaker at local and national conferences. Ms. Crowe earned her MSW from the UConn School of Social Work and has served as an adjunct instructor at the UConn and Rhode Island College Schools of Social Work. Kathi is currently the Executive Director of Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.