Kristin Lupfer, MSW

Kristin Lupfer, MSW, is a Vice President and Program Area Director at Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) where she provides management and oversight of personnel, budget and task timelines and is responsible for coordinating and managing all projects within her Program Area. Additionally, Kristin is the Project Director of the SAMHSA SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) Technical Assistance Center, the Program Manager of SSA’s Analyzing Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW), and is a HUD Technical Assistance Point of Contact for CoCs in Region 10. Kristin earned her MSW at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her previous experience includes work as a Supported Employment Specialist and caseworker assisting people with disabilities who were experiencing homelessness in New York City and Atlanta.  In addition, she has conducted research and data analysis with the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Prior to joining the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, Kristin was the Director of the Georgia SOAR Program. Kristin oversees all aspects of the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, including delivery of on-site TA, development of the SOAR Online Courses, supervision of staff, development of new materials and technical assistance to SOAR states on strategic planning, collaborations, funding, sustainability, and implementation.