Our Team

Our NFPA Team is comprised of Staff, Board Members, volunteers, and more.

Staff

Arnold (Arnie) Eby

Arnold (Arnie) Eby

Executive Director

Arnie 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.

arnie@nfpaonline.org

Janis (Jan) Brown

Janis (Jan) Brown

Marketing & Administrative Support

Board of Directors – Officers

Karen Poteet

Karen Poteet

President - Oklahoma

Tammy Wells

Tammy Wells

Vice President - Nebraska

Peggy Kirby

Peggy Kirby

Treasurer - Louisiana

Leslie Stroud-Romero

Leslie Stroud-Romero

Secretary - Washington

Board Members

Amanda Cruce

Amanda Cruce

Council of State Affiliates (COSA) Lead - Florida

Desmond Ellis

Desmond Ellis

Board Member - Georgia

Becky Mullins

Becky Mullins

Board Member - Kentucky

Mary Beth Dondiego

Mary Beth Dondiego

Board Member - Florida

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson

Board Member - Texas

Dan Reese

Dan Reese

Board Member - Maryland

Sue Dondiego

Sue Dondiego

Board Member - Florida

Keith Mason

Keith Mason

Member at Large - Indiana

Armmetta Torrence

Armmetta Torrence

Board Member - Florida

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