Foster Parents BC Core Staff
Executive Director – Jayne Wilson
Jayne has worked in administration and management for over 30 years. Her ethical business practice and strategic vision has kept BCFFPA on track since 2010. She creates a positive, fun atmosphere to work in and provides support and mentorship to the Federation staff members so that they have plenty of opportunity to build their skills and develop their expertise. She believes that the foster parents need as much assistance as possible to raise empowered and resilient children and youth.
Office Manager – Ronda Sweeney
Ronda comes from a customer service/administrative background and worked for a time in a foster care receiving home. Since 2011 Ronda’s attention to detail has been the Federation’s key to producing great special events and is our Auditor’s delight when he reviews our financial records annually. Ronda encourages our staff to ensure that we are always cognizant of the importance of building our Branch network so that caregivers aren’t fostering in isolation.
Communications Coordinator – Michelle Relevante
Michelle has a strong administrative background and is a graduate of the non-profit management program at BCIT. Her keen interest in policy, communications and commitment to expanding her understanding and knowledge have been a huge benefit to BCFFPA since 2017. Michelle’s sense of humour and calm demeanor are exactly what we need in the office!
Receptionist – Gabriele Cousins
Gabby joined us early in 2020 to take on the challenging receptionist role. She has quickly become an integral part of the team. Her friendliness and enthusiasm to offer assistance is evident to our callers. Gabby shares our team’s perspective that working at BCFFPA is more than just a job – she genuinely cares about the foster parents and children.
Solutions Manager – Annette Harding
Annette joined us in 2018 after retiring from a long career in social work. Her knowledge of BC’s fostering policy and practice is unparalleled and is of tremendous benefit to BCFFPA and the work we do each day supporting foster parents. Annette provides direct support to foster parents but also trains and mentors our Solutions Volunteers across the province.
Solutions Coordinator – Krissy Ramcharan
Krissy started out with BCFFPA in 2014 as the receptionist and has been the friendly voice on the phone that our clients look forward to. Having identified a passion for providing support she is now working with Annette to coordinate and provide direct support services to our clients.
Solutions Assistant – Tanya Pitts
Tanya originally joined BCFFPA when we were a team of 3 in 2012. We’re happy to have her back part time to work with the Solutions Program. Tanya brings with her a great deal of administrative and management experience as well as an awareness of how to best support foster parents.
Honorary Office Mascot – Mango
Mango, a neighborhood stray, lived with us for 3 years in the office. UPDATE: Happy news! Michelle has adopted Mango.