As experienced foster/adoptive parents, our community-based liaisons understand what you are going through. They are available to answer all your questions from the perspective of someone who has gone through the process. They can connect you with training’s and resources, assist with your licensing application packet, and provide any other assistance you may need during your journey to becoming a foster parent.

Fostering Together liaisons are also available to support licensed and relative caregivers in their community. Whether you need help navigating the DSHS system or just want to talk to someone who understands the challenges you face as a caregiver, our liaisons are here to help. And with over 35 community-based support groups throughout Western Washington, there are people in your area who want to make sure you get the support and training you need to parent the children in your care. These groups are open to all licensed families, relative caregivers, and those considering becoming a foster parent.

Fostering Together liaisons are passionate about making a difference in the lives of caregivers and their foster children. For support, please enter your zip code for your community based liaison’s contact information.

 

Shala Crow

Region 2 Program Director

Serves: Region 3 & 4

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. She was a foster parent for 9 years and has adopted 3 children.

Christina Urtasun

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Whatcom, Skagit, Island & San Juan Counties

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. Christina has been a foster parent for over 10 years.

Maia Anderson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: King West & Everett

Maia’s passion for fostering comes both from a personal faith-based conviction as well as having a parent who grew up in foster care. As a liaison, she is committed to supporting healthy families for kids to grow, develop and thrive in.

Danielle Martin

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Lynnwood/Smokey Point/Marysville

Danielle is passionate about foster care and is honored to have the opportunity to support foster parents in her community. She has been a foster parent since 2014 and understands the need for support foster families have. She looks forward to working with her community to recruit more foster families and to ensure that current foster families have the resources and support they need.

Jill Mutcheson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Sky Valley, Monroe, Snohomish

Jill has been fervent about serving children and their caregivers all her adult life.  This passion prompted her and her husband to become foster parents and eventually adopt from the foster care system.

Very eager to recruit and serve caregivers as they play such a critical role in our children’s lives.  She is committed to supporting foster parents, so children who need care will have strong and loving homes to land in.

 

 

 

 

Maria Sherry

Hispanic Outreach Liaison

Serves: Region 3 & 4

Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Maria moved to Marysville 14 years ago. Since then she has served the community in Snohomish County. Maria is passionate about education, health and family and enjoys getting to know people, to learn their stories and help them to achieve their goals as a family. She looks forward to serving the foster care community in this new position.

 

Larisa Koenig

Native American Outreach Liaison

Serves: Region 3 & 4

Larisa has dedicated the majority of her professional career to serving Native American children and families.  She has served the Native community as a classroom teacher, dean of students, mental health provider to foster children, and managing supervisor of a tribal child welfare program and has adopted from the foster care system. Larisa is also enrolled Alaska Native tribal member of Tlingit and Haida descent.