Kelley McCreery Bunkers

Senior Associate

Kelley has three decades of experience working and living in East Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of actors in more than thirty countries. These include international organizations, private foundations, government ministries, USAID and UNICEF. Her work centers on child protection and care with particular emphasis on designing child-rights based policy frameworks, strategies, and standards, designing program approaches and interventions that prevent family separation and violence against children, strengthening the capacity of the social service workforce, and facilitating linkages between HIV, violence against children and care. She has a Master’s degree in Child Rights and is a regular contributor to articles and books covering child protection, care reform, and intercountry adoption. She has authored dozens of programmatic documentation on case management, care reform, care leavers and children affected by or living with HIV.  She is fluent in Spanish and Romanian.

Experience and Expertise


Thematic Expertise

  • Care Reform
  • Case Management
  • Child Protection Systems
  • Child Rights
  • Family Strengthening
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  • Social Service Workforce
  • Violence Against Children

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