Elizabeth Carey joins Starr Commonwealth’s executive team

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ElizabethCarey.jpgALBION, MI – Starr Commonwealth, an internationally recognized nonprofit service provider of strength-based programs for at-risk youth and families, announces the addition of Elizabeth A. Carey as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Administrative Services Officer.

In her new role, Carey will provide leadership for Starr’s strategic direction of investing in its people, as well as help shape the future of Starr’s talent management initiatives and business strategies. Carey has a comprehensive professional background that includes social work, government relations, statewide and national association leadership and operations.

She most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Alliance for Children and Families. She directed day-to-day operations, planned and executed strategic plans, coordinated member recruitment and retention efforts, and helped determine the public policy agenda.

Carey is no stranger to the nonprofit social service sector of Michigan. Before serving in a leadership role at the Alliance for Children and Families, Carey was Executive Director of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families, a statewide organization located in Lansing for nonprofit social service providers. While at the Michigan Federation, Carey directed the public policy efforts at state and national levels, organized and implemented grassroots advocacy efforts, and represented the federation membership with the legislature and state/federal departments.

“Elizabeth’s experience and knowledge, both on a national and regional level, in nonprofit leadership and social services is an enormous asset to the Starr Commonwealth team,” said Martin L. Mitchell, President and CEO. “We are truly honored to have Elizabeth joining our management team and are excited about what the future holds with her passion for children and commitment to excellence.”

Prior to overseeing the Michigan Federation, Carey was director of governmental relations for the Council on Accreditation in New York City, and began her career as a social worker in Michigan. Carey earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work at Michigan State University.

Elizabeth’s tentative start date will be March 8. She and her family will reside in Jackson, Michigan.

Starr Commonwealth is internationally recognized as a leader in transformational programs for children, families, schools and communities. Founded in 1913, Starr’s treatment philosophy is rooted in seeing something good in every child, which serves as the guiding principle in its strength-based approach. Starr offers a full spectrum of community-based early intervention and prevention services along with specialized residential programs. Through the Starr Institute of Training, parents, clinicians, educators and childcare professionals now have access to Starr’s highly successful and innovative techniques aimed at bringing out the best in every child.

For more information about Starr Commonwealth, please call 800-837-5591 or visit www.starr.org.

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