637 College Avenue • Wooster, OH 44691

330.462.1118

Our Team

Shawn Pedani, LISW-S

Director of Encourage Foster Care

Heather Huebner

Recruiter and Engagement Specialist

Jessie Berry, MSSA, LISW-S

Clinical Supervisor

Maria Reina

Foster Care Coordinator

Amanda McCarter

Foster Care Coordinator

Candice Kocsis, BSW, LSW

Foster Care Coordinator

Jodi Figueroa, LSW

Foster Care Assessor

Palma Ashcraft, BSSW, LSW

Foster Care Assessor and Trainer

Jocelyn Mast

Administrative Assistant

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The Encourage Team

See what sets Encourage Foster Care and our wonderful team apart.

See what sets Encourage Foster Care and our wonderful team apart.

Candice Kocsis, BSW, LSW

Candice Kocsis, BSW, LSW

Foster Care Coordinator

I have a passion for helping children feel safe and loved; as well as helping foster parents learn and implement TBRI techniques into their daily lives, in order to best serve the kids in their home. I worked as a Case Manager for CCHO's residential program prior to joining the Encourage team. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, playing card/board games with family and friends, and winding down with a good movie.