BOD & Staff



“I am only one but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. And what I ought to do, by God’s grace I will do.”   — Edward Everett Hale

 

AHF Staff

Katherine Craig, Executive Director

Katherine has been in the non-profit sector for 18 years  and received her degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is married to her husband Chad. The Craig's have one daughter, Courtney and one son, Conner. Katherine is deeply passionate about helping fulfill the immense needs for foster care services in our great state and feels truly blessed by God to have been given the opportunity to lead and grow Anna's House Foundation.  "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

 

Shelby Henrici, BSW, Care Specialist

Shelby received her degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She began her journey in working with foster families by providing respite care and becoming an advocate for children in custody. Shelby's love and passion for the well-being of children comes from her decision to put God first in her life. She is overjoyed to be able to assist families in reaching their true God-given potential. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."  —James 1:27

 

Ramona Tate, MA, Care Placement Supervisor

Since 2005, Ramona has devoted her career to helping children in foster care in the state of Oklahoma in various capacities.  It is her personal belief that every child should live in a home that provides love, discipline, nurturance and stability. Ramona believes that children are students of life, they require guidance and support as they maneuver through life’s journey.  Ramona has a deep unyielding desire to help others and her love for children has cultivated a deep desire to become a supporter of children in foster care. Ramona and her loving husband, Chris, have a daughter who serves in the Army National Guard and attends OSU. The Tate's also have five sons, two in high school, one in middle school and two in elementary school. “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” Psalms 55:22

 

NaTasha Franklin, BA in Communication, Care Specialist

NaTasha received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Oklahoma in December 2005. She has previously worked as an Advocate Supervisor for the last eight years with CASA of Oklahoma County. She and her husband James are the very proud parents of an 8-year-old competitive gymnast/ballerina and a tenacious 2 year old. While at CASA of OKC, NaTasha was known as the Resource Wizard, if there is a need within a foster home or for a foster child she knew exactly where to find it, making this one of her specialty areas. She taught new child advocates the aspects of working with families in poverty. She comes to Anna's House committed to dedicating her life and career towards helping children in foster care have the best outcomes for permanency. NaTasha's long term experience within Child Welfare and the Juvenile Courts of Oklahoma County have given her a view of what works and what needs to be changed in order to assist in care of children. Her passion for the families that devote their lives to foster and heal so many children is what lead her to Anna's House believing that our organization is a model for how foster care should be done. She firmly believes that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." —Philippians 4:13

 

Seth Ward,  Care Specialist Seth Ward graduated from OSU-Stillwater with a degree in Family Relations, Child Development. He worked at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for 10 years in different capacities. He was a worker in Child Protective Services, worked in the Placement Unit and in the Family Centered Services Unit, and supervised Family Centered Services.  He is happily  married to his awesome wife, Missy Ward, of the last 12 years. His  wife and he have four amazing children that range from the ages of 10 years to 10 months.  He is not only working with foster parents, but is a foster parent himself.  He is an active Christian who continues to work on himself to become a better person and example of Gods love. 

“For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.” - John 3:17"

 

Kaitlin Austin, BA Religious Studies, Certification Specialist

Kaitlin is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a Certification in Child Advocacy. She is a member of Connect United Methodist Church where her husband, Matt, serves as Associate Pastor. Kaitlin has served multiple roles in the Church and has learned that her strongest desire is to pursue social services from a vocational standpoint. Growing up in a family that served through fostering, Kaitlin learned at an early age how essential and impactful foster families are in the lives of children. The mission of Anna's House Foundation truly encompasses Kaitlin's desire to provide children with the foundation of familial values and the security of a loving, safe upbringing by being the hands and feet of Christ to the children who need it most.

 

Jen Holbert, BA, Community Outreach Coordinator

Jen Holbert received her Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. She and her husband Chris have 4 children including 2 biological and 2 adopted through the blessing of foster care. Her family fostered from 2012-2016. She has worked in foster care as a Case Manager, Recruiter/Trainer, and Volunteer Coordinator since 2013. Jennifer feels that following God into the adventure of foster care is much like the Beaver's description of Aslan in CS Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia). "Safe?" said Mr. Beaver, "don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? Course he isn't safe. But he is good. He is the King I tell you." 

Ephesians 3:19-20

 

Jessica Routh, MA, Care Specialist

Jessica received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Park University in Missouri. She began her career with Department of Family Protective Services in Texas, where she worked as an Investigator and a foster care licensing regulations caseworker. She found a passion to work with foster children and families while with DFPS. Jessica has two teenage children with her husband, Chris, who she has been married to for sixteen years. She and her family lived in Texas for the past fifteen years, but recently moved to Oklahoma when her husband accepted a position with Boeing at Tinker AFB. She wishes to continue the career she began in Texas to help provide support to foster parents so they are able to provide a safe and happy environment for foster children.

 

Brandee Boyd-Senters, BS, Certification Specialist

Brandee received her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Southern Nazarene University. Serving abused and neglected children was a burden that was placed on her heart early on in her education and career. She has served the foster care community in a number of different ways, but her favorite role is completing home studies with potential foster parents. She considers it a privilege to be able to hear the stories of the families she serves. She is grateful to be able to play a small part in their foster care journey. Finding safe, loving homes for Oklahoma’s most vulnerable children is her greatest motivation. Through foster care she has witnessed God’s goodness manifest as He draws families together and restores relationships, bringing beauty out of brokenness. Brandee is married with one daughter. Her daughter is an art major at Classen School of Advanced Studies. Brandee and her husband are best friends. They love spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, and camping. Brandee and her family are involved in their church community where they minister to poor and marginalized residents of Oklahoma City; Brandee teaches adults and children, and her husband leads praise and worship. One of Brandee’s favorite quotes is: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner

 

AHF Board of Directors

Randy Stafford, President
Richard Felton, Vice President
Fred Muse, Chairman
Calista Ingram, Secretary
Arthur C. ("Chuck") Rahill, Jr. CPA, Treasurer     
Megan Coldagelli
Jeff DeGiacomo
Bobby Griffith Jr.
Darci Oplotnik
Casi Peters
Taylor Shinn
Roe T. Simmons, PLLC
Jeremy Stoner
Brian Zumwalt

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