Christa Murray

CaRES Volunteer Mentor Coordinator, Alliance

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Christa’s role with Alliance CaRES is to coordinate with kinship and foster families, community partners, and local organization—focusing on the west side of the state— to connect families to supports, trainings and each other. 

The time spent in kinship care as a youth started Christa’s awareness for the needs of families within the foster care system and opened her heart to becoming a foster parent. Christa has received support and encouragement from many during her foster/adoptive mom journey. She is honored to be able to help others as they navigate the system.  

She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s of education in adult and continuing education. She has spent her career in the nonprofit sector most recently supporting professional development of child care providers across the state. This work has given her a strong foundation in collaborating with local communities to build support systems. Christa has written several articles on supporting foster children in child care. 

She and her family spend much of their time outdoors or cozily tucked inside reading.