Episode 2 of #GandaraAtWork has dropped!

Meet Kristen, the quality assurance specialist for our Adolescent & Family Services (AFS) division.

A native of Enfield, CT, Kristen has been with the Gándara Center since 2008. She started her career as a preschool teacher and never expected to end up at a mental health and addiction services nonprofit. But when Kristen’s friend Tami Davis, now director of the AFS division, knew that Kristen was looking for a new experience, she saw that Kristen’s skills matched the demands of the job.

Now, 10 years later, Kristen ensures the quality of Gándara staff and the care for those who rely on its services. From internal investigations to system checks to licensing and renewal, Kristen’s work is vital to the success of the organization.

When she’s not making life better for Gandara staff and clients, you may find her spending quality family time with nieces and nephews at home or traveling with them the world.