Brooke Miller, has spent 14 years in private practice as an Attorney and Real Estate Broker. As a graduate of Trinity Law School, Brooke began – and continues – her professional endeavors with a view to integrate social justice, law, theology, and practicality. She now takes that passion into speaking and teaching sessions directed at practical ways to build a culture of support for foster/adoptive families. Brooke formerly sat on the Board of Directors for Hope of the Nations, a missions organization serving in Tanzania, and Eagle Ridge Camps. Because God chose the family as His vehicle of healing for the lonely, Brooke is committed to the mission of FHF so that each foster/adoptive family can be as healthy and strong as possible as they weather the storms inherent in loving the fatherless. She also blogs at www.brookemardell.com
Mark Vandruff, Chairman of the Board has successfully run an Orange County, California consulting firm, VanDruff Consulting, Inc., since 1990. He is a proven business development and management executive with over thirty years of experience applying organizing, strategic, problem-solving, negotiation, and communication skills to help his clients bridge the gap between concept and accomplishment. Over the past twenty years, he has developed special expertise in the healthcare industry. Mark is an ordained pastor and serves as a board member of Tree of Life Community.
Jenny Bostrom graduated from California State University Northridge and had taught elementary school in Los Angeles for 15 years before moving to Colorado in 2007. She was involved in leadership roles including teacher hiring, grade level chairs and curriculum development. Most importantly she worked with the families of predominantly low income students to help them with strategies to improve their children’s success as students. As a volunteer she has many years of children’s, student and youth ministry experience. Jenny has a passion for helping children who often don’t have an advocate and has seen firsthand that strong healthy families are a necessity for child to succeed.
Kari Stewart is currently the Missions Director at Timberline Church. Welcome Child exists to advocate for children in our community and around the world and to provide support to foster and adoptive families. She is also the Director of Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans, which is a Regional Alliance of Christian Alliance for Orphans. NCCAFO purpose is to unite churches, agencies, organizations and state and county child welfare personnel to work together in serving children in crisis in our community and around the world. While she no longer serves in this position she was co-founding Director of AAC Adoption Foundation which has provided financial assistance to families who adopt children with special needs from China and Korea. She has co-lead workshops on forming regional alliances that expand the net of support for at risk children. She and her husband Jeff have been married for 32 years, and have 9 children and 2 grandchildren. Six of their 9 children joined their family through adoption.
Mike Mac Lane has been a partner with the Orange County Based Marketing firm, The Brainyard since 1994. Specializing in consumer marketing programs, Mike and the Brainyard team have become industry leaders specializing in marketing to Gen Xr’s and Millenials. Companies such as Coca-cola, Fender Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Pioneer Entertainment and Hurly Clothing have relied on Mike and the Brainyard to build their brands. In addition to the Brainyard, Mike has been a faithful attendee and member of the Creative Arts Team at the The Crossing Church in Costa Mesa, Ca. He’s a founding Board Member of Trellis, an Orange County Based church organization that specializes in mobilizing churches, people and assets to effect the issues facing the city. Mike and Beth recently celebrated their 28th year of marriage. They have a dozen nieces and nephews and two dogs.