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.

Jodi Figueroa, LSW

Jodi Figueroa, LSW

Foster Care Assessor

Foster care and adoption are my greatest passions. Being a foster mom myself, I have seen the beauty and restoration that can happen within foster care and adoption. It is such a privilege to walk alongside foster families as they play a huge role in helping children heal and grow into who God created them to be. It is a unique privilege to be able to care for someone else’s child and it is my hope that I can provide support, education, and resources to foster families who are doing this hard and rewarding work.