Anna's House Staff & Board of Directors | Anna's House Foundation


“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,  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

Ramona, 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

Jennifer, Foster Home Recruiter + Trainer

Jen received her Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. She and her husband have 4 children including 2 biological and 2 adopted through the blessing of foster care. She has worked in foster care 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's the King I tell you." 

Lauren, Care Specialist

Lauren is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor degree in Family Life Education and Child Development. She has previously worked in childcare where she realized how big of a heart she had for children and families. She has now been supporting foster families since 2016 and enjoys seeing the difference one family can make in a child’s life. Lauren enjoys cooking, baking, reading, watching Thunder games, and attending Life Church on the weekends.  Lauren is very thankful and excited to begin this next chapter of her life at Anna’s House Foundation to continue to serve families and children. “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight” -Proverbs 3:5-6

Kelsee, Care Specialist

Kelsee graduated from Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Sciences. Kelsee has a passion to help children and families and is so excited to be serving in this capacity at Anna’s House Foundation. Kelsee enjoys quality time with friends and her family, Oklahoma State football games, and attending Life.Church. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loves, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” -- Colossians 3:12.

Blakely, Care Specialist

Blakely is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University where she received a Bachelors in Family Studies and Child Development. Blakely believes there can never be too many investors in the life of a child. This belief sparked her passion to work with children and families. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” -- John 1:12-13

Savannah, Care Specialist

Savannah graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She joined our team after fulfilling a nearly year-long internship with us at Anna’s House Foundation. Savannah has a sincere passion to support children and families in foster care. She firmly acknowledges that what happens in a child's life will be formative as they grow into adulthood. She cherishes God’s command on her heart to care for the oppressed. One verse she clings to is 2 Corinthians 5:21, which says, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”. Savannah views foster care as a reflection of the gospel, in light of this verse, because it demonstrates that even when guilty of sin, God has given us grace through Jesus to be holy, provided for, safe, and loved.

Jessica, Certification Specialist


Jessica received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Park University in Missouri. She began her career with the 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.

Britley, Volunteer + Community Outreach Coordinator

Britley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education. By going on a 9-month mission trip with KIVU Gap Year, she believes she was placed on earth to serve and support vulnerable children and those who live on the margins of society. Recently married, Britley and her husband enjoy traveling, attending Thunder games, and being members of Life.Church. With a love and passion for people, she feels incredibly blessed to be on staff at Anna’s House Foundation as their Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” - Romans 8:28

 

AHF Board of Directors

Jeremy Stoner, President

Bobby Griffith, Vice President

Jeff DeGiacomo, Jr., Chaplain

Nate Rogers, Secretary

Chuck Rahill, Treasurer

Richard Felton, Past President

Megan Coldagelli

Fred Muse

Darci Oplotnik

Brandy Parson

Jim Quillen

Randy Stafford

Roe Simmons

Brian Zumwalt

 

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