Director - ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
ARCH is funded by the US Administration for Community Living. She has served on numerous national advisory boards, including her current role on the National Advisory Council to the federally funded Family Support Research & Training Center. Ms. Kagan represents ARCH on several prominent national coalitions, including the newly formed core advisory group to the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Congressional Caucus and the National Child Abuse Prevention Partners of the Children’s Bureau. She is co-chair of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Respite Impact Council of the Military Caregivers Coalition, co-chair of the Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, and facilitator of the national Lifespan Respite Task Force.
Prior to this, Ms. Kagan served as deputy staff director and as professional staff for ten years to the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked as a policy consultant to national disability, aging, and child health organizations for more than 15 years.
Ms. Kagan received her masters in public health in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.