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Jill Kagan, MPH

ARCH Program Director

ARCH Focus: Oversees all ARCH activities and product development; Lifespan Respite grant activities and best practices; coalition building; respite policy; administration of Lifespan Respite grantee and partner Learning Collaboratives; respite provider core competencies and training; National Lifespan Respite Conference and Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium.

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Casandra Firman, MS

Senior ARCH Evaluation Consultant

ARCH Focus: Performance measurement and evaluation; family caregiver assistance; crisis nurseries and child abuse prevention; international respite; group facilitation; and innovative and exemplary respite services.

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Susan Janko Summers, PhD

Senior ARCH Evaluation Consultant

ARCH focus: Sustainability planning, practice and research; collaborative partnerships; innovative and exemplary respite services; qualitative evaluation; Lifespan Respite grantee activities and best practices; early childhood education and development; child abuse prevention.

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Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN

ARCH Research Consultant and Facilitator, ARCH Committee for Advancement of Respite Research

ARCH Focus: Respite research, evaluation, and the Committee for Advancement of Respite Research; respite provider core competencies, training and evaluation; The BREAK Exchange and international respite; respite for diverse populations; and respite for children with special health care needs.