Creasa Reed

Creasa Reed was a nationally known advocate for children and families.  She was the first parent in the United States to be hired with federal funds to work as an advocate for families.  She has been the keynote speaker for The National Conference for Mental Health Agencies in Washington, DC, and other national conferences.  She worked as a consultant to the National Center for Mental Health Services in Maryland, and Georgetown University in D.C. She worked as a consultant with Community Partnership Group and trained hundreds of professionals on team development and building partnerships with families.  She has co-authored six monographs regarding Wraparound mental health services.  She was a founding member of the National Federation of Families and the second national president and served on the national board for twelve years. In KY she helped develop KY Impact and started the first respite/after school program in the state for children with emotional disabilities.She is a Malcolm Baldridge Certified Examiner, A Six Sigma Green Belt and holds dual Master of Science degrees in Human Resource Development and Organizational Development from Friends University (Quaker) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends. She attended Georgetown College but finished her degrees with Friends.  She is proud to be the adoptive mother of her wonderful son Jim.

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