Our Staff

Our professional staff are highly dedicated to their roles as child advocates. In everything they do, their guiding light is the child’s best interests. Our Staff brings many years of education and experience in the child welfare field.

Robyn Harrod, LCSW, Senior Director of Programs
Robyn brings over 18 years of Social Work experience to her position at Southern California Foster Family & Adoption Agency. Prior to joining SCFFAA, she spent 5 years working with children, prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and adult adoptees at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Adoption Division. Her expertise in independent… [more]


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Sarah Boone, MSWAdoption Program Supervisor
Sarah has over 13 years of child welfare experience. She has worked as a Child Protective Services Social Worker and Trainer as well as Therapist and Clinical Supervisor for youth in Treatment Foster Care. The role in which Sarah takes the most pride is as Mom to her three wonderful sons who she adopted through foster care. Sarah is passionate about adoption and her part in helping to match families to children in foster care.


Kimberly Sutton, LMFT, Foster Care Supervisor
Kimberly has 15 years of experience in Child Welfare, including both Foster Care and Adoption. Eager to help children and families, she became a foster care social worker after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. In addition to her duties as a social worker and supervisor, she provided therapy to children and youth who … [more]


Adoption Social Workers
Charisse Segee, MSW
Laura Williams, ACSW

Adoption Coordinator
Dennis Sullivan, MA

Foster Care Social Workers
Margaret Baumgardner, MSW
Lori Blakeway, MSW
Jennifer Mejia, MSW
Bonnie Sharpe, MSW
Amanda Silvers, MSW
Beryl Varner, MSW

Director of Development
Lianne Goldsmith

Director, Youth in Transition (YTP) 
Beth Ryan

YTP Administrative Assistant
Hannah Epstein

Office Manager
Marta Valle


32 Sylvia Fixed Website (1)Sylvia Fogelman, MSW, SCFFAA Founder
Sylvia founded the agency in 1994 bringing to the task her many years of experience in social work, business and administration. Before returning to her real calling, social work, and founding the agency, she spent ten years as a successful business owner and general contractor, building low cost housing and receiving recognition by the United States Small Business Administration. Prior years were spent in social work, administration and planning with the County of Los Angeles. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern California. After twenty years of building the agency, Sylvia retired in 2014. She continues on as counsel to the organization.