Kim Brien is vice president of operations for Embrace Families CBC, the lead nonprofit organization for foster care and adoption in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. In this role, she is focused on building consistency and integration of practice across the tri-county region. Previously, Kim served as Embrace Families executive director in Osceola County for three years.

During her 30-year career in community based child welfare and juvenile justice programming, Kim has developed expertise in donor cultivation, strategic planning, leadership development, crisis management and transitional implementation. Prior to joining CBCCF, Kim served as regional administrator for the Devereux Foundation, chief operating officer for Eckerd Youth Alternatives in Clearwater, Fla.; and vice president of operations for Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida and a masters degree in mental health from Rollins College.