Kristy Baughman is the Director of Education and Planning. Kristy leads the UCS Poverty Project, managing community collaborations to reduce inequities in health and human services in Johnson County. Kristy’s work includes providing leadership and coordination around the creation of a Johnson County Health Equity Network, and promoting UCS’ Framework to Reduce Poverty and Create Opportunity with community partners and helping them utilize the framework through measurable actions. Prior to joining UCS, Kristy spent more than 12 years working internationally with a focus on improving the lives of women and girls, including advocating for gender-based violence prevention and response, as well as designing and implementing gender-based violence training in nine different countries. Her international career led her to work in Russia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Haiti, and Philippines with organizations such as CARE International, Save the Children, United Nations, and UNICEF. Kristy also worked for Rose Brooks Center (RBC) as the Advocacy and Education Manager, leading RBC's Community Education, Legal Advocacy, and Non-Residential Advocacy programs. Kristy joined the UCS team in 2018.

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