Chris DeWolf – Northwest Territories Director
Chris was born and raised in Halifax, NS, Canada. After graduating from the graphic design program at Nova Scotia Community College in 1998 she moved north and resides in Fort Smith, NWT. After three and a half years of working for a small graphic firm, she was given an opportunity which allowed her to start her own graphic arts/art creations/promotional business, DeWolf ArtWorks.
Chris has been fostering since 2012 and sits on the board of directors for the FFC-NWT representing the Fort Smith region. She also is the Vice-Chair of the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre and most recently, the new library assistant at the Mary Kaeser Library.
Linda Krauskopf – Alberta Director
Linda lives in Morinville Alberta, she has been a foster parent since 1985 and has long term children in her home, she is a full time foster parent.
Over the years, Linda has fostered approximately 65 children in her home as many of them stay long term.
One of her most proud accomplishments is that all the children who have stayed in her home have graduated Grade 12 and most have moved on to a secondary education. Linda is the Alberta Director for the Canadian Foster Family Association.
Wendi Poirier – PEI Director
Wendi James Poirier is a life-long resident of Charlottetown, PEI where she lives with her husband Glen, their four sons and fur babies Ben & Jerry. Wendi has been fostering since 2013 and during that time has welcomed numerous children in her home. Prior to that she was an associate family care provider for adults with disabilities for 19 years.
Wendi is the current President of the PEI Federation of Foster Families and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the PEI Director with the Canadian Foster Families Association. She is also a member of the Charlottetown Rotary and has been involved in numerous volunteer boards in her community. She currently works with the PEI John Howard Society as the Coordinator of the PEI Homelessness Partnering Strategy and prior to that worked in leadership roles with Habitat for Humanity, Life Bridge Inc and as a fundraiser for the Canadian Red Cross.
Judy Smith – New Brunswick Director
Judy Smith is from Saint John, New Brunswick. She has been fostering since 1986. Her parents started fostering when she was 13 and she is still very close with her former foster sister. Her husband passed away in 2007 and they had lived & worked all over Canada. Judy is retired but former worked in many different office positions all of which she enjoyed.
She is President of the Saint John Foster Families Assoc. Director with the NBFFA., Team Leader for FAST (Foster Assistance & Support Team) in Saint John & Chair person for FAST across the Province. She is also on a committee for Recruitment & Retention. She also belongs to an IODE chapter (Katie Hazen MacKay) & Eastern Star (Phillip A. Jerguson #18). Judy has worked very closely with Social Development and has worked with political parties. Judy and her husband had two children that they raised and have fostered 16 other children. She is happy to say that all of the children have done well and is now a proud grandma to two! Judy enjoys a good challenge, loves children, and has no regrets.
Nicole Shuglo- Newfoundland/Labrador Director
Nicole has been a foster mom for over twelve years and it has been the greatest joy of her life! She is currently Secretary on the Newfoundland & Labrador Foster Families Association and is thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Newfoundland & Labrador Director for the Canadian Foster Families Association.