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RN-BC, Alliance for Children Everywhere, Executive Director
With a heart for orphans and vulnerable children in some of the world’s poorest countries, Cari Armbruster’s present role as Executive Director at Alliance for Children Everywhere stems from a seasoned career in nursing, healthcare administration, and family advocacy positions.
For 11 years, Cari held a series of fulfilling nursing and organizational roles at Seattle Children’s Hospital before starting her dedicated volunteer path with orphans in 2001. With a natural affinity for producing health related policies and procedures, and leading teams she helped to develop standards of care for a temporary crisis care facility in Zambia that has been advocating for children and families since 1999.
An Alliance for Children Everywhere Board of Directors member for seven years, Cari provided consistent and thoughtful counsel to the Founder and Executive Director before being appointed to the role herself in January 2015. Cari’s leadership has brought the organization through a successful transition from the Founder and expanded its role as a thought leader and model for child and family welfare practices.
Her passion for child welfare, family empowerment, and education for the world’s most vulnerable children and their families is evident throughout every aspect of the ACE partnership. Cari has led the organization to be a recognized expert practitioner, and primary partner to the Zambian government as they implement a new care system for children separated from family.
Cari resides in Edmonds, Washington (USA) with her husband, Erich, and two children, where they enjoy many Pacific Northwest outdoor activities as well as being active in their local church community.