Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Shannon Carey

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization.  Shannon Carey joined the Kinship House board in May 2015.  In her role as a board member, she serves on our board’s Program Committee.

Shannon is Co-President and Senior Research Associate at NPC Research, a private firm that delivers human services research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance. She has worked in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, criminal justice and substance abuse treatment for over 18 years. In addition to managing the firm, her experience includes designing and implementing evaluations of programs related to substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adult criminal justice and juvenile justice policy. Shannon has been involved in performing process, outcome and/or cost evaluations in over 250 programs across the U.S. as well as providing technical assistance and training in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and England.

Shannon earned her Ph.D. from Portland State University in Systems Science and Applied Psychology. She is a Portland native and is married to an Oregonian with two children, also born in Portland. She deeply appreciates the beauty and opportunities that exist in Stump Town and in the outdoors of the great Northwest.

One of her memories of a heartwarming childhood experience is of her mother telling her that she could be anything she wanted to be when she grew up. She told everyone she wanted to be either a mommy or a lion. She managed the mommy part but have not yet succeeded in becoming a lion though depending on her mood, my children may disagree.

Thank you, Shannon!

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