Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Ashley Alvord as Capacity Building Director. Alvord has a strong background in child and family services and over 15 years of experience dedicated to the dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programs and training. Evidence-based programs are supported by rigorous research demonstrating their effectiveness. In this role, Alvord will oversee capacity building by providing leadership to PCANC’s partnership engagement and training work and the agency’s unique work providing support to professionals who are implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed family strengthening and parenting education programs.
Previously, Alvord has worked with Duke University in their Center for Child & Family Policy as the Director of Dissemination & Program Certification with Family Connects International. In this position, she supported successful program implementation and led strategic business development processes, contracting, fiscal management and reporting efforts that secured implementation contracts totaling over $4 million across the United States. Before serving as Director, Alvord worked with the Durham-based Center for Child and Family Health to support business development, grants management, contract negotiation, evaluation of effectiveness and quality of training programs and supervised training activities. Prior to her experience with Duke University, Alvord worked to expand medical education programs for children and families. Alvord holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University and lives with her family in Holly Springs, NC.
“Ashley’s strong background in evidence-based programming and child and family services will aid in building our capabilities as an organization,” said PCANC President & CEO Sharon Hirsch. “We look forward to seeing all she accomplishes with our Prevention Programs and Partnership Engagement and Training Teams.”