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.

Palma Ashcraft, BSSW, LSW

Palma Ashcraft, BSSW, LSW

Foster Care Assessor and Trainer

I am very excited to join the Encourage team as Training Coordinator and Assessor. As the Training Coordinator, I will provide ongoing training for foster parents and incoming foster families. As an Assessor, I will be doing recertifications, transfers, and initial home studies. Before this position, I was an ongoing social worker for Licking County Children's Services. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two daughters and our small zoo of animals. I love reading, crocheting, watching movies, camping, playing with our animals, and spending time with family.