As one of our founding members, Marla has been involved with the organization for over 10 years. Marla is a nurse at Avera Heart Hospital and she and her husband, Jason are parents to five children. In addition to her work with The Foster Network, Marla is on the sunshine committee at Avera Heart Hospital. She hopes that TFN becomes more knowns to all families in our community.
Contact Marla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen is currently our vice president and has been involved with The Foster Network for 5 years. Kristen and her husband have been foster parents since 2017 and also mentor Sioux Falls families through the Genesis program. Kristen's goals for TFN are for us to be a place where foster families can count on getting both support and necessary supplies.
Contact Kristen at kristen.Rhoades@thefosternet.org
Beverly joined us this year as our new compliance chair. Beverly's family consists of 3 grown children, 4 adopted children and soon to be 7 grand kids.. They are also an active foster family. Her family enjoys getting together on Wednesday nights for food and games. Her goals for TFN are to help make it a better place for foster children.
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Holly Renken is currently a new member of the executive board and is serving in the position of secretary. She has adopted three children through foster care and has been a foster parent since 2017. She is currently also an educator in the Sioux Falls School District. Through TFN, Holly hopes that children are given a sense of normalcy in an unfamiliar environment. Being able to shop for clothes, get new shoes, join in activities, or spend time with other kids at events are all things that make kids feel at home and TFN provides all of that for kids!
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Isaac joined The Foster Network board in 2022. Isaac and his wife, Chelsea, are foster adoptive parents of 3 boys and 1 girl. Isaac shared that The Foster Network, and more specifically The Foster Closet, enabled them to take in their two youngest children, who were surprise twins, by helping supply them with the needed supplies, clothes, and other items that enabled them to focus on caring for their four kids.
Prior to switching career paths to commercial real estate in 2022 with Bender Commercial, Isaac spent 5 years serving and working for the non-profit, Mission-Haiti. He and Chelsea spent the first 3 years serving in the country of Haiti before moving back to the states where Isaac worked as the Development Director for the organization.
Isaac is excited to help The Foster Network continue to meet the growing need for foster family support and ultimately help enable and empower foster families and the kids who come into care.
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Bridget Bennett joined the foster network board after fostering a teen and seeing the incredible impact of The Foster Network firsthand. She and her husband are also adoptive parents to their son Levi. Through her role as the evening anchor at KELOLAND news, Bridget has shared her adoption story and continues to foster more public awareness for foster care and adoption. Her goal is to help the Foster Network continue empowering foster families and their children, helping every child know they are loved and valued in our community.
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