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Staff


Focus on Youth, Inc. is governed by a 5-9 member Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports directly to the board. Department Heads, Supervisors, and Training Manager report directly to the Executive Director.

Youth Specialists provide supervision of youth in placement, foster family support, recertification of homes and coordination of community services. This position reports to a Supervisor.

The Youth Specialist and Family Assessor positions perform the same duties of the Youth Specialist and may also perform homestudies and family assessments for new foster homes and foster to adopt homes. This position reports to a Supervisor.

Administration:

Bryan Forney, MSMFT, MSW, LISW-S

Bryan Forney, LISW-S
Executive Director
Certified NHA™ Practitioner

Penny Dougan, BSBA

Penny Dougan, BSBA
Financial Manager
Clerical Department Head

Jeanie Kleiber

Jeanie Kleiber
PQI Manager
PQI Department

Andrew Dodds

Andrew Dodds
Administrative Assistant
Clerical Department

Dorene Hill

Dorene Hill
Receptionist
Clerical Department

Foster Care & Adoption:

Christina Kappen, MSW, LISW-S

Christina Kappen, MSW, LISW-S
Program Manager
Foster Care and Adoption Department
Certified NHA™ Practitioner

Leah Weimer, MSW, LSW

Leah Weimer, MSW, LSW
Supervisor
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Katelyn Marshall, LSW

Katelyn Marshall, LSW
Supervisor
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Patty Jatczak, BSSW, LSW

Patty Jatczak, BSSW, LSW
Youth Specialist and Family Assessor
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Savannah Ellis

Savannah Ellis, LSW
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Stephanie Strange

Stephanie Strange, LSW
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Julia Lowe
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Christina Ellis
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Joy Cunningham, LSW
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Emily Ballard

Emily Ballard
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Barb Loyd

Barb Loyd
Youth Specialist
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Mary Helsinger

Mary Helsinger
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Marilyn Stegeman
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Tyler Tomich
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Ashley Mitterholzer
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Hope Stanger
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Joselin Laib
Case Assistant
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Behavioral Health:

Tracy Faber, MSW, LISW-S, CTP, Registered Play Therapist
Clinical Director
Behavioral Health Department Head

Amy Shull, MSW, LISW

Amy Shull, MSW, LISW
Youth and Family Therapist
Behavioral Health Department

Katie Dixon

Katie Dixon, LPC
Youth and Family Therapist
Behavioral Health Department

Edwina Gilmore

Edwina Gilmore, MSW, LISW
Youth and Family Therapist
Behavioral Health Department

Nancy Admiraal

Nancy Admiraal, LSW
Youth and Family Therapist
Behavioral Health Department

Jeannell Besley
Case Assistant
Behvaioral Health Department

Abigail McNamara, SWT
MSW Intern
Behavioral Health Department

Training Institute:

Alicia Ajiboye, MSW, LISW

Alicia Ajiboye, MSW, LISW-S
Training Manager
Training Institute Head
Foster Care and Adoption Department

Elizabeth Layne, LSW

Elizabeth Layne, LSW
Trainer
Training Institute

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