The Board of Directors is comprised of 12 foster parents, two from each of the six regions of the province. There are also two community representatives, two youth representatives and two representatives from the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development.
Duties and Powers of Board of Directors
It is the responsibility of the Board to focus on the development and sustainment of mission and vision for the Association, the development of policy and procedures, and the sustainment of ongoing strategic planning. Responsibility for the day to day operation of the Association rests with the Executive Director. The Board appproaches its responsibility for governance with a style that emphasizes mission and vision, encouragement of diversity in viewpoints, strategic leadership rather than administrative detail, clear distinction of board and staff roles, collective rather than individual decisions, future rather than past or present, and pro-activity rather than reactivity.
- Operate in all ways mindful of the contractual funding agreement with the Department.
- Enforce upon itself and its members whatever discipline is needed to govern with excellence. Discipline will apply to matters such as allegations of abuse and/or neglect, attendance, policymaking, principles, respect of clarified roles, speaking with one voice and self-respecting of any tendency to stray from governance adopted in board policies.
- Direct control and inspire the organization through the careful establishment of the broadest organizational values and perspectives (policies).
- Focus chiefly on the long-term impacts not on the administration of programmatic means of attaining those effects.
- Be an initiator of policy, not merely a reactor of staff initiatives. The Board itself will be responsible for Board performance. Use the expertise of individual members to enhance the ability of the Board as a body to make wise policy, rather than to substitute their individual values for the group’s values.
- Monitor and regularly discuss the Board’s own process and performance. Ensure the continuity of its governance capability by training and development. Monitoring will occur at the end of each board meeting and through written evaluation.
- Be accountable to the general public and the membership for competent, conscientious and effective accomplishment of its obligations as a body. It will allow no officer, individual, or committee of the Board to usurp this role or hinder this commitment.
- More specifically, the Board will strive for consensus in all decisions. Decisions at a meeting that cannot be decided by consensus shall be decided by a majority vote, the chairperson will only vote in the event of a tie.
Board of Directors
Angela Blundon, Foster Parent (Chair)
St. John’s Region
Jim Miller, Foster Parent (Vice Chair)
Lana Brennan, Foster Parent (Secretary)
Brittani Dixon, Youth Representative (Treasurer)
Brenda Jararuse, Foster Parent
Grenfell Region (Southern Labrador)
Lori Hudson, Foster Parent
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Tena Reardon, Foster Parent
Robin Hatfield, Foster Parent
Dawn Evelley, Foster Parent
Coralee Roberts, Foster Parent
George Blake, Foster Parent
Tracy Sullivan, Foster Parent
St. John’s Region
Edward Nuna, Indigenous Community Representative
Heather Barlett, Community Representative
Jessica Wall, Youth Representative
Lisa Brushett, CSSD Provincial Representative (Ex-Officio)
Lesley Bishop, CSSD Regional Representative (Ex-Officio)
Kelli Dawe, Executive Director (Ex-Officio)