KVC Foster Parent Advisory Board

KVC is proud to have its very own Foster Parent Advisory Board! The Foster Parent Advisory Board members serve as leaders of the greater foster parent population. This group brainstorms new ways that KVC and foster parents can improve the foster care experience for children in care, foster families, and KVC.

2015-2016 Johnson County Officers:

Stephanie Wooge, President

Barbie Shields, Vice President

2015-2016 Shawnee County Officers:

Amanda Epstein, President

Shannon Kennedy, Vice President

Rebecca Garrison, Secretary

Any KVC foster parent can participate in the Foster Parent Advisory Board by contacting the board’s President, Stephanie Wooge at swooge66067@yahoo.com for Johnson County and the surrounding areas, or  Amanda Epstein at kvcfpadvisoryboardtopeka@gmail.com for Topeka and surrounding areas or the board’s staff liaison, Kerry Hamel at khamel@kvc.org. We encourage all foster parents to get involved by sharing ideas via email or attending a meeting in person. You do not need to be a member of the board to attend or provide feedback.

2016 Fall Meetings for Johnson County:

November 28th

All meets will be held at the Ball Conference Center.

2016 Fall Meetings for Shawnee County:

November 10th

All meetings will be held in KVC Topeka office.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to provide feedback or suggestions, please complete this form below.  All topic suggestions will be reviewed by the Foster Parent Advisory Board and, if approved, be put on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.

Foster Parent Advisory Board Topic Suggestion Box