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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

Abigail Stauffer

Foster Care Coordinator

Alexis Price

Foster Care Coordinator

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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.

Jessie Berry, MSSA, LISW-S

Jessie Berry, MSSA, LISW-S

Clinical Supervisor

I am very excited to join the Encourage team as Clinical Supervisor. I will provide therapy services to our foster youth and support our families as well. I look forward to meeting kiddos where they are at, assisting them in the healing process, and showing them their worth in Christ. Before this position, I was a residential therapist at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO). When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two little boys we adopted last year. I love reading, watching Netflix, and running around with our two puppies.