Child Advocates Names Vice President of Program Operations

Posted on June 17th, 2020

Phyllis Armstrong, 20-year child welfare industry leader promoted to new role

Child Advocates has named Phyllis Armstrong as Vice President of Program Operations. In this new role, Armstrong will oversee all programmatic areas of the child welfare agency including: Educational Liaison Program, Family Crisis Advocacy, Interrupting Racism for Children, Juvenile Court, Mediation and Volunteer Training.

“Phyllis has worked passionately for children for many years in our community and as a leader at Child Advocates,” said Cindy Booth, CEO of Child Advocates. “Her extensive experience, knowledge and commitment will be very beneficial to the agency as we grow and respond to changes in the child welfare system.”

Prior to her promotion, Armstrong served as a staff attorney, Director of the Custody Program (now Family Crisis Advocacy Program) and most recently as the Director of Mediation. In addition to her positions with Child Advocates, she co-founded the Family Practice Division of The Mediation Group where she mediated domestic relations cases and served as a parenting coordinator and Guardian ad Litem in high-conflict dissolution, paternity, adoption and guardianship cases.

“I’m so fortunate to work with and among incredibly hardworking and knowledgeable staff in the ever-challenging child welfare arena,” said Armstrong. “I am excited about my new role and the opportunity to continue to advance Child Advocates’ mission.”

Armstrong earned her Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College. She is a registered domestic mediator in the state of Indiana. Her professional affiliations include: Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Indianapolis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee; National Association of Counsel for Children; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.