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Supporting and Engaging Foster Caregivers During COVID-19


Jun 18, 2020 03:29 PM

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Kelly Duer
Foster Care Specialist @Maddie's Fund
As Foster Care Specialist for Maddie’s Fund, Kelly's focus is on helping shelters and rescue organizations increase lifesaving through the implementation of robust foster care programs. Her role includes creating and providing training for organizations and their foster coordinators, writing, assisting with research on foster care and consulting with shelters. Her work with foster care and marketing has been featured in many national publications, websites and networks, including Animal Sheltering magazine, the Huffington Post, Best Friends magazine, BarkPost, Catster Magazine, iheartdogs.com, HuffPost Live and Fox News.
Lea Williams, PhD
Nonprofit Consultant @Volunteer Program Assessment
Dr. Lea Williams recently graduated with her Ph.D. in Organizational Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While completing her degree, she became heavily involved with the Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA), which is an innovative volunteer assessment system offered by the University to nonprofits free of charge. It is through VPA that Lea became passionate about nonprofit consulting, which is the career path she is currently pursuing. In addition to consulting, Lea is an accomplished researcher. She wrote her dissertation alongside Dr. Steven Rogelberg on workplace meetings; she has also partnered with Maddie's Fund to better understand foster turnover and the impact of foster teams. When Lea is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two greyhounds in Charlotte, NC.