Our Board & Staff 2018-05-22T00:15:06+00:00


Board of Directors

  • Susan K. Erb, Chair (Senior VP & Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management)

  • Doug Campbell, Immediate Past Chair (Retired CEO & President, Arcadian Corp. & An-Maz Custom Chemicals Inc,)

  • Jim Derham, Treasurer (Retired President Marriott Facilities Management)

  • Rebecca Lambert, M.D., Secretary (Founder/President, The Woodruff Institute)

  • Bob Almond (Founder & CEO, NEST International)

  • Edee DeLuca, CPA (Community Patron)

  • Alison Douglas, Esq. (Principal-in-Charge, Cummings & Lockwood)

  • PJ Fuerstman-Meyer (Founder/President, Pzazz Productions)

  • Craig Harrington, CPA

  • Jim Henderson (President, William C. Huff Companies)

  • Mary Pisarczyk (Community Patron & Former Teacher)

  • Elaine Rubin Moorin (Former Researcher, Early Childhood Development)

  • Brian Sawyer (Detective Sergeant, Collier Sheriff’s Office)

  • Michael J. Schroeder (Founder & President, Wasmer Schroeder & Company)

Honorary Board

  • Cathy Appelbaum

  • Suzanne Meiners-Levy, Esq.

  • The Honorable Dan Monaco

  • Les Schultzel, M.D

  • Dick Westfall

Advisory Board

  • Xiaoxue “Charles” Wang, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Professor College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Jing Shun “Jason” Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational Assessment, Evaluation & Research, Florida Gulf Coast University

Founding Directors in Memoriam

  • Stan Appelbaum
  • Lynn Schultzel

Executive Director

  • Jane Billings


The Team at Friends of Foster Children Forever

  • Jane Billings, Executive Director

  • Maria Bustamante, Ready for 5 Liaison 

  • Vanessa Estrada, Director of Programs

  • Debbie Lageman, Youth Haven Liaison

  • Erick Montano, Enrichment & Events Coordinator

  • Meredith Narayanan, Director of Strategic Information

Thank You to our Program Partners

On an annual basis, our Program Partners review FFCF grant requests and consider ongoing funding to support specific programs.