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Kiara Warren Elected Child Care Council’s Board Chair, Becomes Council’s First African American Board Chair

Kiara Warren has been elected to serve as chair of Child Care Council Inc.’s board of directors.

Warren is the first African American and youngest board chair in the Council’s history, and her three-

year term as chair started Jan. 1, 2024. A member of the board since 2017, she most recently served as 8vice president.

“It is an honor to be elected by the board to serve Child Care Council as chair, said Kiara Warren. “I

have enjoyed being part of the board guiding the Council as it transitions from a referral agency to a

more holistic organization that helps families and advocates for improvements to the child care

system. I look forward to working with board members, Council leadership and staff to further this

transition and to continue expanding program offerings.”

“I am excited to continue working with Kiara on the board in her new leadership role,” said Child Care

Council CEO Jeff Pier. “Kiara is a forward-thinking, innovative young professional who brings strategic

thinking, great perspective and communications expertise to our board.”

Kiara Warren serves as a public relations associate at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s

Golisano Children’s Hospital. In this role, she is a lead writer and develops and publishes content and

communications programs for internal and external audiences. Prior to that, she was executive

assistant to the Commissioner, City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation and Human Services.

Warren is working toward earning a master’s degree in Communication Management from Syracuse

University, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications: Advertising and Public Relations

from RIT. She resides in the city of Rochester’s 19th Ward.

Child Care Council Inc. ( was founded in 1972, is a comprehensive parent-referral, adult-education and community-resource agency working to improve the quality of child care. A New York State Standards of Excellence agency, the Council provides information, training and resources to child care providers, parents and businesses in Monroe, Wayne and Livingston counties. The nonprofit agency offers coordinated services to support child care programs, including a professional library, referral services, free notary public, fingerprinting waivers and reduced-cost business services.


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