As the Director of National Programs, Denise Gibson is the administrator for Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP). Denise facilitates work groups to enhance and update curriculum, trains child welfare workers, and presents at national conferences. Additionally, she partners with universities on developing and designing on-going MAPP training research. As the lead administrator for MAPP, Denise consults with states and agencies on how to best implement the MAPP program at the local level, design new curriculum updates, and market MAPP to new users. Before coming to work for Children’s Alliance, Denise provided training, consultation and evaluation services for The Achievement Place programs, served as the director of an adult facility that cared for adults with disabilities, and was a Foster Care Case Manager and Professional Development Manager for The Farm, Inc. She earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies and Spanish as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Life from the University of Kansas. Denise received The Champion of Families Award from the Family Centered Systems of Care in both 2007 and 2008. Her favorite parts about working for Children’s Alliance are meeting people across the nation and helping them.