SOURCE: The Cradle

The Cradle

October 31, 2016 10:00 ET

The Cradle Announces Kim Perez as New President and CEO

A Focus on Driving Expanded Cradle Mission and Impact for Children and Families

EVANSTON, IL--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - Kim Perez joins The Cradle as the new president and chief executive officer. As CEO, Perez is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization and expansion of offerings to meet the growing needs of the families it serves.

"Kim brings great passion for The Cradle's mission with the leadership, vision and insight to help us deliver deeper and broader services," says Caryn Rowe Africk, chairman of board. "While The Cradle has been an integral part of the adoption landscape for more than 93 years, we continue to challenge ourselves to stay relevant and evolve to meet the needs in our communities. Kim is the right leader for us at this important inflection point in our growth and development."

Ms. Perez has served as executive director of People's Resource Center a non-profit dedicated to supporting the basic necessities for over 32,000 people facing tough times in DuPage County. In her career, Perez has dedicated herself to serving children and families. Her experience in strategic execution and donor development as both an executive and board member of mission-driven organizations is an asset to The Cradle.

"Now more than ever, people are counting on The Cradle to provide its depth and breadth of services," says Perez. "Whether building families, helping children thrive, offering online parenting education, or navigating issues of racism and prejudice, I am proud to join an organization that has such profound impact."

The Cradle has a long and influential position as an adoption agency delivering life-long support to build and strengthen families. Today, The Cradle focuses on adoption and three additional adoption and family-focused areas, including: counseling and therapy, digital education, and programming to support diverse families. Since 1923, The Cradle has helped more than 15,000 children find permanent, loving families.

About The Cradle

Founded in 1923, The Cradle is a not-for-profit adoption and child welfare agency. In its 93-year history, The Cradle has placed more than 15,000 children with loving families. Our mission: With our deep history in adoption as our foundation, we will advance the well-being of children by compassionately delivering exceptional education, guidance and lifelong support to build, preserve and strengthen their families.