Celebrating Our Legacy Board Members

Florida Foster Care Review board members and guests gathered at the home of David and Laurie McWilliams to celebrate the many contributions of FFCR’s current and new Legacy Board members. Generously underwritten by longtime supporters Peggy and Doug Hudson, the cocktail reception was also an opportunity for Legacy Board members to get to know FFCR’s current Board of Directors.

Doug Halsey, chair of the Legacy Board addressed the group, discussing the history of the organization and its positive impact on children in the foster care system. Doug, in addition to being a founding board member, also served as Board Chair for many years. Along with his wife Amy, who served as a Citizen Review Panel volunteer for nearly two decades, Doug has played an integral role in the success of FFCR.

Other Legacy Board members in attendance included Barbara Rostov, who volunteered with the Citizen Review Panel program from 1991 to 2013; Brian Misiunas, who served on the FFCR Board of Directors for 10 years, including a term as board President; and Chris Hutchins, who previously served on the FFCR Board of Directors for 11 years before rejoining in 2017. The Legacy Board also welcomed four new members: Jean Bell, 10-year board member and former Board President; Daniele Lomoriello, former volunteer, board member, and board President; Emme Pedinielli, a long-time board member and supporter; and Edith Hudson, a volunteer for nearly two decades and dedicated supporter of FFCR.

FFCR thanks the Legacy Board for their continuous support and guidance and for their unwavering passion to be advocates for children in foster care.

Vanessa Sanchez, David McWilliams, Lynne Kafka

Candice Maze with Board Members Lourdes Avino and Legacy Board Member Brian Misiunas

Carl and Lynne Kafka and David McWilliams

FFCR Board Members Michelle Weber, MaryAnne Luckacs and Chris Hutchins

Jean Rostov with Legacy Board Members Emme Pedinielli and Barbara Rostov

FFCR Board Members Adam Sendzischew and Chris Hutchins with Giselle Hugues

FFCR Board Members Lynne Kafka and Mitch Marenus, with wife Lourdes Marenus