Children's Administration, Department of Social and Health Services
Children's Administration, Department of Social and Health Services Resolve Concerns Site Map Send Site Feedback

Foster Parent Liaison Leaders List

The individuals listed below are the recruitment and retention/support staff with Olive Crest - Fostering Together. Olive Crest is a private, non-profit agency that was selected to serve as the statewide foster care recruitment and retention contractor for Children's Administration. The work of Fostering Together is to provide recruitment services across the state in partnership with Children's Administration to increase the numbers of safe, quality foster families to meet the diverse needs of children and youth placed in out-of-home care in Washington State.

Fostering Together recruitment and retention staff (liaisons) are here to help and support prospective and current foster parents in all areas of Washington. They provide information and help to prospective foster parents as they begin training and the licensing process to become foster parents. The liaisons are available to answer your questions and share helpful information during your foster care journey. They facilitate support groups, mentoring and on-line closed FaceBook groups, to help caregivers get their questions answered and connect with each other. Fostering Together offers information and referral services to foster parents and caregivers. The regional liaisons also help resolve issues foster parents may experience in their local area. Contact the recruitment and retention liaison listed for your area with any questions you might have. The Fostering Together webpage also offers extensive information and supports for caregivers.

Fostering Together Organizational Chart


Foster Parent Critical Support Referral Line (855) 395-7990
The Foster Parent Critical Support and Retention Program provides support to caregivers to successfully maintain placements of sexually reactive children, physically aggressive children, and children with other high-risk behaviors. Please contact your child's assigned social worker for access and referral to this program.

Foster Intervention Retention & Support Team (FIRST) (253) 219-6782


Anne Snook, WA Program Director (425) 462-1612 x 1323

Marilyn Hatfield, R&R Program Director (425) 876-7528

Kathleen Haugland, Web Communication & Marketing (253) 347-2580

Keriann Dunn, Administrative Assistant (425) 462-1612 x 1308

Kathleen Walter, Critical Support Clinician (425) 462-1612 x 1356

Deena Parra, FIRST Coordinator (253) 219-6782

Shannon Vander Ark, Public Speaker (360) 420-4250


Dru Powers, Region 1 South Coordinator, Foster Support Specialist and FIRST Coordinator (509) 928-6697

Amber Sherman, Region 1 North Coordinator and Spokane Liaison (509) 499-2456

Derek Cutlip, North Community Involvement (509) 290-0406

Kim McNaughton, Northeast Liaison (509) 675-0341

Dena Drury, Southeast Liaison (509) 288-2639

Open Position, Omak Liaison

Open Position, Moses Lake Liaison

Open Position, Yakima Liaison

Open Position, Tri-Cities Liaison

Jennifer Christensen, Benton, Franklin & Walla Walla Liaison (509) 629-1262</p>

Wendy White, Wenatchee, Chelan Liaison (425) 422-6557

Angela Wilson, Ellensburg Liaison (509) 933-1161


Shala Crow, Regional Coordinator (360) 220-3785

Deena Parra, Support Assistant (253) 219-6782

Christina Urtasun, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Whatcom Liaison & Community Involvement (360) 720-0969

Megan Harp, Smokey Point, Everett & Marysville Liaison (425) 350-3839

Stephanie Hanson, Sky Valley Liaison (360) 805-1094

Angela Pitts-Long, Central District Liaison (425) 652-1043

Leilani McClure, East King County Liaison and Community Involvement (425) 681-2094

JoAnne Moran, West King County and Lynnwood Liaison & Community Involvement (206) 856-8533

Sheila Taie, South King County Liaison (206) 297-7434


Leeann Marshel, Regional Coordinator (360) 909-0421

Michelle Fowler, Support Assistant (360) 772-1955

Althea Sanders, Pierce County Community Involvement (208) 691-4502

Kim Glover, Clark and Skamania Liaison (360) 433-7150

Niki Favela, Cowlitz, Lewis & Wahkiakum Liaison (708) 653-8912

Linda Cortani, Jefferson and Clallam County Liaison (360) 640-0869

Erika Thompson, Pierce Liaison (206) 406-2398

Jeanie Johns, Kitsap Liaison (360) 265-3398

Brenda Taylor, Pacific and Grays Harbor Liaison (360) 589-9383

Niki Hatzenbuehler, Thurston and Mason County Liaison (253) 219-3355