2022/2023 Board of Directors

*Updated bios coming soon*
Brandon Bishop

Brandon is the bio dad of three, foster dad to one, & human to two dogs. He & his wife, Trina, have been foster parents for 8+ years now. During that time, fostering over 25 children anywhere from 4 days to almost 3 years. They consider fostering to be part of their ministry, pouring into the lives of the children in their care but also becoming a resource & "family" for birth parents throughout the process.

Currently, he is Director & Consultant for Bear Cognition, a data analytics firm but worked in the logistics industry for 13+ years. Brandon has served on the MCFAPA Board for 3+ years now and loves the positive changes they are making locally. He is also a Regional Representative for our state association, AFAPA, and continues to do our marketing, including website & social media.

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Edie Lowhorne
Vice President

Edie is our Kinship guru. She and her husband Keith "came out of retirement" when they adopted their 2 grandchildren. Edie is passionate about serving Grandfamilies and Kinship Caregivers, many of whom have no support and are living on little fixed income. She assists with GAP (Grandparents as Parents) through AFAPA and supports this segment through tangible resources like clothing and food assistance as well as heading up our Christmas for Kin initiatives. 

AJ Burgess

Senior Product Specialist for nCino, Inc.

Michel Maroney

Associate Broker with Maroney Real Estate Group powered by Red Door Real Estate. 

Kristy Marks-Bryant

Kristy is the Marketing Director and Assistant Administrator for The Madison Village, a retirement & assisted-living facility in Madison, AL. She has been fostering for years and is a proud adoptive mom of two. She is our networking and marketing guru and also serves with AFAPA as a Regional Representative. 


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 asset to our team as they help us serve more families:

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

Melissa Parry – Melissa volunteers at The Den at DHR and assists 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 or complete this application for consideration. 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.