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Executive Committee



Meet NFPA Director Arnold (Arnie) Eby

Eby is known as 'Mr. Arnold' to over 130 children in foster care that joined the Eby family over the years; ‘The Monster' in roughly one million (and counting) games of monster tag; and as just 'Arnie' to his friends. He has been married to his wife Donna for 30 years, and together they have been foster parents for over 20 years, including three foster children (ages 5, 7 & 9) through the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the parents to three daughters and three sons, four of which are adopted from the foster care system.

Arnie most recently served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Resource Parent Association (MRPA) and has been involved with MRPA in various capacities since its inception 17 years ago. He is also the past Chair of the Maryland Children’s Justice Act Committee, and serves on multiple other national, state, and local government committees, including as the current Public Policy Chair for the National Foster Parent Association. The NFPA is excited to bring Arnie's leadership and expertise onboard.

Please join us in welcoming Arnold “Arnie” Eby to the National Foster Parent Association!  

arnie@nfpaonline.org

800-557-5238



Karen Poteet

| President, Oklahoma



Thomas Rector

| Vice President, California


Sue Dondiego

| Secretary, Florida



Peggy Kirby 

Treasurer, Louisiana



Amanda Cruce

Council of State Affiliates, Florida



Tammy Wells

Member-at-Large, Nebraska


Board of Directors


Mary Beth Dondiego

| Florida

Becky Mullins

| Kentucky

Robert Ruble

| California

KEITH MASON

| Indiana

Leslie Stroud-Romero

| South Carolina

Leslie Stroud-Romero

        South Carolina

ROZE SHARP

| Arkansas

   

The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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