MEET OUR TEAM
At Isaiah's Place, we daily strive to create a healthy and productive culture for our staff, foster parents, and ultimately for the kids we are privileged to have in our care. We function like a team and we can only do that through a community of champions getting to know and trust each other, walking forward together into the darkness to bring the light of healing. Join us.
Bob is a humble and driven leader. Bob has served on non-profit boards for decades and loves to bring ideas to life that benefit kids throughout the Miami Valley. Bob also has a part of his heart in Nicaragua. He brings long-term relational care and transformation to that community over the 10 years and 30+ trips under his belt. Professionally, he brings a wealth of organizational wisdom and experience, creating and selling 2 businesses in his career.
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 is a "healing nerd" who loves to investigate the inner workings of the human condition, mind, body, and soul. She's a wealth of knowledge, experience, and an open book. Ask away.
Shelley is our versatile office manager all-star. Shelley comes from a rich history of efficiently creating systems that benefit everyone in the organization from the top-down. Shelley enjoys spending time with her family, learning new things, and making everything in the office as efficient and as effective as possible.
Foster Care Staff
Kim is a veteran foster parent of 25 years having adopted three. She's an encourager, jazz lover, coffee and sushi connoisseur, OSU Fan, and Jesus Girl. She loves spreading hope and giving children in foster care a voice. Kim returned to the Miami Valley a couple of years ago with renewed energy to transform the landscape for good.
Training Coordinator &
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 provides training. She has 7 kids, 3 biological and 4 adopted. She praises TBRI for helping her get through it.
Brandi is a newly contracted licensing specialist with Isaiah's Place. She worked for a local Children's Services agency for 6 years and completed assessor duties for 4 of those years. Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves sports, reading and traveling. She especially enjoys working with children and families and looks forward to meeting you.
Denise is an experienced mom of eight, with 4 being adopted. Denise began learning TBRI alongside her family and implementing practices into their home for the past 10 years. Recently she has led TBRI groups and now trains foster parents for us in the applicability of TBRI in their homes.
Robby is local to Troy, Ohio. He has been writing grants for us over the past year and is taking on more responsibility. He is married to his lovely wife Ketley and has a big goofy dog named Bodie.
Board of Directors