Ana Beltran is an attorney and Special Advisor to Generations United’s National Center on Grandfamilies. Starting over twenty years ago as the Center’s first director, Ana now leads the Center’s technical assistance and training efforts and its collaboration with the ABA Center on Children and the Law. That collaboration jointly developed the first set of comprehensive National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards and created and maintains www.grandfamilies.org.
As a long-time trusted voice on issues facing grandfamilies, Ana is a sought-after national speaker, a respected media resource, and a prolific author on the strengths and challenges of the families. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Indiana University, her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and is admitted to the bar in Maryland (inactive), Washington, D.C. and Washington State.
Ana worked in all three branches of the federal government and was a practicing attorney prior to joining Generations United and finding her true passion helping support grandfamilies. Ana credits this passion to her amazing grandma who helped raise her.