MEET OUR TEAM
Bob is a frequent flyer to Nicaragua, caring for that community near and afar, visiting and supporting a community with 30 trips for over 10 years. He brings a wealth of organizational wisdom and experience, creating and selling 2 businesses in his career. He's translating his skills into the child welfare arena to help provide more than enough love and care for kids in foster care.
Todja Stirtmire, LISW-S
Todja is a strong mama bear advocate and nurturer of kids from hard places. Todja loves family time, good food, hard work, rest, and reading. She's an open book - any questions? Ask away.
Lauren Smith, LSW
Lauren likes taking long walks with her two adorable pups, attempting DIY projects with her husband and plotting pranks against her co-workers! She's really good at it. Lauren is also extremely organized, efficient, and kind.
Abbie Patzke, LSW
Abbie is experienced in working for multiple agencies and continues to bring her expertise and wisdom into the field. She is finishing up her PhD and getting married!
Paul Hemminger, MSW/LSW
Paul works to build the movement. He enjoys speaking, networking, and listening to people's stories. Also an open book, ask him anything and you could chat forever. He loves being with family and friends and playing at any opportunity.
SPECIALIST & FINANCIALS
Molly is an avid Cleveland Browns fan who has been waiting 35 years for a Super Bowl win and continues to wait... She's served with Isaiah's Place over 10 years and is kind and helpful to all veterans and newcomers.
Kristen Brubaker, LSW
Kristen loves to travel! She's visited 13 countries, including Israel, Egypt, and Switzerland, and has summited 6 mountains over 14,000 feet! She brings her skills of adventuring into her care for kids and families through effective problem-solving, close support, and follow through.
Kim is a veteran foster parent of 25 years having adopted three. She's an encourager, jazz lover, coffee snob, sushi connoisseur, OSU Fan, and Jesus Girl. Kim frequents the speaking stage and is open to gigs. She loves hyping up kids in foster care and giving them a voice.
Taylor is our new Case Specialist in the Highland County area as of Aug '19. She's a beloved & talented volleyball coach, future counselor, and experienced advocate. She's worked for Children Service's, Residential Treatment Center, and Community Mental Health Agency. We are blessed to have her.
Elisha is a child development college educator. She has been a teacher, administrator, and trainer in child development for the past 26 years. Elisha now administers our ever excelling training program and also providers training. She has 7 kids, 3 biological and 4 adopted. She praises TBRI for helping her get through it.
Tommy is an experienced foster parent himself, having fostered more than 25 kids! Not only does he bring his experience to the table, but also his famous barbecue sauce called T-man's bar-b-cue sauce.
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