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VFAFA Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is made up of a group of dedicated people who are foster/adoptive parents, Department for Children and Families~Family Services Division Resource Coordinators and Staff and Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership staff.

This team meets year round to create an invaluable Institute and Conference experience. This event provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate kin/foster/adoptive families, foundational and advanced educational opportunities for these resource families and allows for networking with other resource families and child welfare community partners.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

We would like to recognize many caring individuals that are helping organize the 2018 VFAFA Conference.

Lisa Steckler – Conference Chair

Vacant – Fundraising Chair

Jesilyn Amsden – Conference Coordinator

My-Lanh Graves – Registration Coordinator

Sharon O’Neill • Pamela Piper • Rebecca Fitzsimmons • Debbie Boyce • Michelle Colburn

With special thanks to our crew of helping hands: Bill Beard, Renee Parent, Brenda Hamlin, Brian Thompson, Michelle Thompson, Martha Bowdish, Jim Bulger, Carrie Deem, Cathy Frost, Christine Pollard, Deanna Rounds, Kelli Kilanski, Laurie Mumley, Joan Rock,Meghan Flanders, Wendy Nolan, Margi Cameron, Roberta Wierzbicki, Ken Colburn, Sarah Sargent, & Michelle Feiner.