The Executive Director and Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that the mission, values, and principles of WACF are carried out in its day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining WACF, Jill had been the Director of the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids and also served as the New Mexico Foster Care and Adoption Bureau chief. She has extensive experience with foster care and adoption, comprehensive diligent recruitment, collaboration, using implementation science to create and sustain system change, and implementing a customer service approach to child welfare.
She has expertise in engaging stakeholders to improve recruitment systems and in developing practice models to lead change within a child welfare system. Jill is a passionate leader of systems change to improve outcomes for children and families.
Foster America Fellow
Amy is passionate about ensuring that all children and families have the capacity to thrive. For 11 years Amy was with Denver Public Schools (DPS) in various leadership roles with a common goal of helping the district “get better at getting better.” She most recently served as the chief impact officer, leading strategy & project management, innovation & improvement, and research & evaluation.
Prior to DPS, Amy was a vice president at a global consulting and technology firm, with experience in strategy, business operations and quality management. Amy is a Fellow with Foster America, a leadership program dedicated to transforming the life outcomes of our country’s most vulnerable children. Amy and her husband were previously foster parents and now are the proud adoptive parents of three children.