Ana Beltran is an attorney and the Director of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center at Generations United. She is a national expert on grandfamilies, authoring multiple Generations United publications on the subject and publishing articles in various publications and academic journals. For more than 20 years, Ana has provided kinship technical assistance and training across the country and has spoken extensively about relatives raising children at national and state conferences. She previously served as Co-Director of Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies. Through a joint collaboration, Ana was primary author of the first set of comprehensive National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards. As someone who was raised in part by her grandmother, Ana has a personal commitment to the families.