Executive Director: Angela Carron, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angela supports Fostering Hope Foundation through strategic leadership and program development and operations.
President: Nick Colarelli, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Nick retired as Fostering Hope’s Executive Director in 2010. He now supports the Fostering Hope Foundation through administrative operations, program evaluation, and community collaboration.
Note: Angela and Nick do not receive financial compensation for their work at Fostering Hope, allowing more funding to go directly into programming.
Development Director: Brian Newsome, BA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brian is responsible for the financial goals and activities of Fostering Hope, as well as community and public relations. He serves as the liaison who ensures the business and giving community is connected to the mission.
Supervising Program Coordinator: Barbara Lara, MSW (email@example.com)
Barb trains and supervises program and team coordinators, while also directly leading teams herself. She makes the initial contact within congregations, and screens, trains, and develops volunteers who come from interested congregations.
The essence of Fostering Hope’s work and success lies with our program coordinators, who lead and train volunteer teams, and who serve as the liaisons with faith congregations, the foster parents, child placement agencies, and El Paso County Department of Human Services.
These coordinators ensure that foster parents and children in foster care are supported in the most effective ways possible, and that all participants are safe and emotionally supported.
Program Coordinator: Laura Moody, BA BSW (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Coordinator: Kim Green, BA (email@example.com)
Program Coordinator: Lydia Woodard, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Coordinator: Leilani Buesser, (email@example.com)
Program Coordinator (Adulthood programs): Brian Ferguson, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Fostering Hope relies on contracted help for support with grant writing, bookkeeping and accounting.