Kati Brown, MJ
Community Engagement Coordinator, Western Washington
Kati serves the Western Washington regions for CaRES. Her role is to connect kinship and foster families with each other and with local organizations and partners, helping to assist caregivers in building a network of strong support, education, and community.
Kati began her career working with at-risk youth, inspired by spending much of her own adolescence living in a non-familial placement. Fifteen years ago, she began serving as a court appointed special advocate to children in dependency proceedings which led to the pursuit of her master’s degree. Before coming to CaRES, she spent seven years supervising a child advocate/GAL program where she developed her passion for increasing supports for caregivers at both a policy level and a individual level.
Kati holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a Master of Jurisprudence in Child Law and Policy. She brings with her a strong understanding of how the court process impacts families touched by the child welfare system. Kati was licensed to foster unaccompanied refugee minor children and regularly fosters kittens. When she is not advocating for children, families, or felines she is often found hiking in the mountains or traveling the world.