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Beth McCance

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Benton and Franklin Counties

Foster Parent Since:

 

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Amber Sherman

Region 1 North Coordinator and Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Spokane Region

Foster Parent Since: 2005

As an experienced Social Worker, Amber enjoys working with families to assist in connecting them to programs & services that best fulfill them and in problem solving and developing strategies so that they can best support children in their home.

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Dru Powers

Region 1 South Coordinator, Foster Parent Specialist and Region 1 FIRST Representative

After 32 year of providing foster care to adolescents boys and girls, Dru’s passion is to now to support children in care and the adults who care for them. Dru brings her 12 years of experience supporting foster families to her new position here at Fostering Together.

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Derek Cutlip

North Community Involvement

Derek looks forward to raising awareness in both the Church and the community for the need for safe, nurturing and loving homes in order to see the children of Washington State restored emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

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Angie Wilson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves:  Kittitas County

Foster Parent Since: 2007

Angie believes that supported and well-trained foster parents are the best asset we have for recruiting new foster families.  It is her desire to raise awareness and support existing families so that no child will have to leave their community, family and friends in order to have a safe, nurturing and loving home.

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Dena Drury

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Whitman, Garfield and Asotin Counties

Foster Parent Since: 1993

Dena is a foster-adoptive mother who has specialized in working with special needs children. In her role as a liaison, she looks forward to being able to help nurture an open relationship between caregivers, social workers and the court system in order to help foster parents feel recognized and important.

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Kim McNaughton

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2001

As an adoptive foster parent, Kim personally understands the challenges faced by both a child with a trauma history as well as the family who provides care for them. She is passionate about making sure that caregivers receive the support and education they need to be successful.

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Jennifer Christensen

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Walla Walla County

Foster Parent Since: August 2013

Jennifer understands how difficult it is to find services and support for foster children and as a result, she has a passion for helping other parents navigate through their difficulties in helping wounded children heal and supporting them through that process.

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Wendy White

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Douglas and Chelan Counties

Foster Parent Since: 1995

Wendy is excited to have a job in line with her passion for foster care. She looks forward to educating her community about the need for foster parents and also getting several support groups started to help support the caregivers in her community.

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Shala Crow

Region 2 Coordinator and Community Involvement

Serves: Whatcom County

Foster Parent Since: 2002

Shala is passionate about the foster care system and wants to improve the quality of foster homes available and the lives of the children who reside in them.

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Deena Parra

Support Assistant

As Support Assistant, Deena looks forward to helping with various projects statewide and to offer support to the Fostering Together team. Deena was a licensed foster home for over 15 years and is also a foster adopt parent.

 

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Stephanie Hanson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Sky Valley

Foster Parent Since: 1996

Cheerful, persistent, and knowledgeable, Stephanie loves to help foster parents and has a heart to serve the children and the foster families in her community

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JoAnne Moran

Recruiter Liaison & Community Involvement

Serves: NorthWest King County and Lynnwood

Foster Parent Since: 2010

JoAnne’s goal is to help support foster families by making sure that their questions are answered and that they are aware of resources available to them.

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Leilani McClure

Recruiter Liaison and Community Involvement

Serves: NorthEast King County

Foster Parent Since: 2010

Leilani’s desire is to share about the great need Washington State has for loving, caring homes that will open their hearts and doors to foster children

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Megan Harp

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Smokey Point, Marysville and Everett

Foster Parent Since: Not currently licensed

Megan was a foster/adoptive parent for 3 years and now she looks forward to using her experience and education to help families advocate for their special needs children.

 

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Angela Pitts-Long

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: The King County African American and Afrikan Immigrant Population

Foster Parent Since: 2001

Angie’s passion is helping to recruit foster homes from the communities she serves and is determined to help build a network of support for these families.

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Sheila Taie

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Southwest King County

Foster Parent Since: 2009

Sheila is passionate about supporting families through the process of getting licensed and helping them be successful caregivers of the children placed in their care.

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Christina Urtasun

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Island, Skagit, San Juan and Whatcom Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2001

Christina wants to encourage people to become foster parents and support licensed foster parents so that all of our children have a safe and loving home.

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Leeann Marshel

Region 3 Coordinator

Serves: Southwestern Washington

Leeann is passionate about working with foster families and children. She looks forward to partnering with DCFS and community partners including CPA’s, Non-Profit organizations and churches to create community based supports for caregivers.

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Tristan Mitchell

North Community Involvement

Tristan is excited to help children and families by raising awareness of the need for foster parents. She also looks forward to helping foster parents find answers to their questions and get the tools they need to help them be successful caregivers.

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Althea Sanders

Community Involvement

Foster Parent Since: 2012

Althea has had a heart for building a stronger, more effective fostering community. Working in Community Involvement will give a home to her passion for helping others, especially families and children. Her mission is to help families realize their own strength and extend their hearts toward children in need.

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Niki Favela

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Cowlitz, Lewis and Wahkiakum Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2009

As an alumni of foster care and caregiver of therapeutic foster care, Niki understands how important caregivers are to helping provide children with the stability they need to heal. She hopes to recruit quality foster homes and make sure they receive the support they need to be successful.

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Kim Glover

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Clark and Skamania Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2003

As a liaison, Kim is looking forward to providing foster parents with the support they deserve, helping them learn to support each other and helping recruit new foster parents so that every child has a safe, loving, and consistent home.
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Jeanie Johns

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Kitsap

Foster Parent Since: 2007

Jeanie looks forward to recruiting new families by empowering people to advocate for children regardless of the circumstances. She also wants to help establish support groups for parents and bio-children so that no one will ever feel isolated or alone in the work.

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Amanda Sanders

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Jefferson and Clallum Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2009

Amanda’s passion is supporting foster families and getting them involved with the local foster community. She also looks forward to helping to remove barriers to families getting licensed and making sure that caregivers feel supported.

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Deltha Hudson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Thurston and Mason Counties

Foster Parent Since: 2004

Deltha’s goal is to build a strong teaming network with great communication lines between DSHS, private agencies, and foster parents.  Through teamwork we create a place of hope and love for children in need.

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Brenda Taylor

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Pacific and Grays Harbor

Foster Parent Since: 2008

Brenda feels that every child has a right to be a kid and she looks forward to helping people through the process of getting licensed and helping current foster families find resources and support.

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Erika Thompson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Pierce County

Foster Parent Since: 2007

As a liaison, Erika looks forward to impacting not only the recruitment of new foster parents, but also support and retain those families that are crucial to the stability and livelihood of our community’s foster children.