2021/2022 Board of Directors

*Bios coming soon*
Brandon Bishop
President

I am the biological dad of three, foster dad to one, & human dad to two dogs. My wife, Trina, & I have been foster parents for 7+ years now. During that time, we have fostered 25+ children anywhere from 4 days to 2+ years. We consider fostering to be part of our ministry, pouring into the lives of the children in our care but also becoming a resource & "family" for birth parents throughout the process. 

Currently, I am a Principal Consultant & Director for Bear Cognition, a managed data analytics firm but worked in the logistics industry for 13+ years. I have served on the MCFAPA Board of Directors for 3 years now and love that we are making positive changes in the lives of the families we serve! In addition to being our Board President for 2021/2022, I also serve as a Regional Representative for AFAPA and continue to do our marketing, including updating our website & social media channels.

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Edie Lowhorne
Vice President
AJ Burgess
Treasurer

AVP/Treasury Management Officer - Progress Bank

Vacant Position
Secretary

Email us if interested in volunteering in this position (join@mcfapa.life)!

Shannon McElroy
I came into the foster care world out of undergrad where I work for a Therapeutic Foster Care agency. I loved the work I did and continued working in TFC for several years. Working in the field made me want to foster and do more  When I learned that it would be very difficult for me to have children of my own, I was initially upset, but my heart to foster and/or adopt was still present. I presented the idea to my husband who supported it as enthusiastically as I had hoped. 
 
I am currently an Assistant Professor for the Social Work program at AAMU and I have a Private therapy Practice. I operate under the belief that one cannot complain about something unless they have done something to change that which they complain about.  So, I decided to be a part of the solution and support for Foster Parents rather than just simply someone who benefits from it.
Heather Potvin
Lead for The Den at DHR
Kristy Marks-Bryant
 

Advisory Board:

Madison County Department of Human Resources Liaison – Jennifer Taylor

Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Liaison – Keith Lowhorne


MCFAPA Helpers

The following ladies are a wonderful as they help us serve more and more families:

Holly Clark – Holly manages our MCFAPA Clothing & Equipment Exchange Group and coordinates local partnerships, volunteer sorters, and pickups. 

Melissa Parry – She recently started volunteering at The Den at DHR and will assist with keeping it adequately stocked. 


We are always looking for passionate people to serve alongside us! If you have a passion for improving the lives of children in our community & want to bring about positive change, please email us at Join@MCFAPA.Life. More info on membership can be found here.

Please note, you must be a member of MCFAPA in good standing in order to serve on the Executive Board of Directors.