Adam Pertman came to Stewards of Change as a Senior Consultant after two successful careers over the last three decades: first as a senior Pulitzer-nominated journalist with the Boston Globe, and then as one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in the child welfare world as head of the Donaldson Adoption Institute (a national nonprofit that he built into the pre-eminent research, policy and advocacy think tank in its field). His work with Stewards – much of it focused on building the organization’s own Institute – includes strategic planning, board and financial development, and a variety of media and communications activities. Pertman has provided hundreds of keynotes, trainings and other presentations across the U.S. and internationally, regularly appears in the media in this country and others, and has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of children and families. He also serves as President of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, which is the child welfare division of his consultancy, Myriad Strategic Partners. Pertman works with AcademyHealth on the National Interoperability Collaborative.