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.

President and CEO, Sylvia Fogelman, MSW
President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency, Sylvia Fogelman has many years of experience in social work, business and administration. Before returning to her real calling, social work, and founding the agency, Ms. Fogelman spent ten years as a successful business owner and general contractor, building low cost housing and receiving… [more] 


Senior Director of Programs, Robyn Harrod, LCSW
Robyn brings over 12 years of Social Work experience to her position at Southern CA Foster Family and 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]

Public Relations Coordinator Erin M. Handelman
joined Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency in April 2007. She previously worked in social services at The Independent Living Center of Southern California as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and Advocate. Erin gained experience in community outreach and public relations while serving as coordinator for the Center’s Annual Independent Living… [more...]

Supervisor of Social Work and Mental Health Kimberly Sutton
Kimberly has 15 years of experience in Child Welfare, Foster Care and Adoptions. 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 SUPERVISOR
Sarah Boone
MSW
ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKERS
Megan Beaupre
MSW

Charisse Segee
MSW

FOSTER CARE SOCIAL WORKERS
Stephen Kim
MA Clinical Psychology

Beryl Varner
MSW

Margot Charkow-Ross
MSW

Lori Blakeway
MSW
Amanda Silvers
MSW

Bonnie Sharpe
MSW

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Lianne Goldsmith

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
YOUTH IN TRANSITION & CO-MENTORING PROGRAMS
Beth Ryan

OFFICE MANAGER
Marta Valle

ADOPTIONS COORDINATOR
Dennis Sullivan
MA

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