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 for a few years now. 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 work foster parents do is very difficult and BCFFPA’s role to be as much support as possible.
Office Manager – Ronda Sweeney
Ronda comes from a customer service/administrative background and worked for a time in a foster care receiving home. Ronda’s attention to detail is 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 and attention to detail are a huge benefit to BCFFPA. Michelle’s sense of humour and calm demeanor are exactly what we need in the office! She is also the adoptive kitty-mom of our former office cat, Mango.
Fund Development and Outreach Coordinator – Anita Cymet
Anita joined our team at BCFFPA in November 2016. Raised in Boston, Anita has resided in Canada for over 25 years and has worked in the field of fundraising and community building for over 30 years while striving to do something important for others. Anita’s background is in fundraising and communications and feels that her real passion lies in building community relationships in the non-profit world.
Solutions Manager – Annette Harding
Annette joined us 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. Annette provides direct support to caregivers but also trains and mentors our Solutions Volunteers across the province.
Solutions Assistant – Krissy Ramcharan
Krissy started out with BCFFPA a few years ago 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 ensure that the administration and documentation of our Solutions Program is well maintained.
Honorary Office Mascot – Mango
Mango, a neighborhood stray, lived with us for 3 years in the office. UPDATE: Happy news! Michelle has adopted Mango.