Foster Care Education

Education Advisory Committee

Judge Egan Walker
Second Judicial District Court, Family Division

Judge Cynthia Lu
Second Judicial District Court, Family Division

Jeanne Marsh
Director, Children's Services Division
Washoe County Department of Social Services

Shannon McCoy
Coordinator, Children's Services
(Independent Living Program)
Washoe County Department of Social Services

Trish Gilbert
Coordinator School counseling
Washoe County School District

Eric Beye,
Director, Intervention Services
Washoe County School District

Ann Drendel Haas
Area Administrator, Special Education
Washoe County School District

Cynthia Carstairs
Program Coordinator, Independent Living Program
The Children's Cabinet

Rachel Solemsaas, Ph.D.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Truckee Meadows Community College

Patty Porter
Director, Outreach and Success
Truckee Meadows Community College

Shelley Chase
Grants Writer
Institutional Advancement
Truckee Meadows Community College

Joseph Galata
Executive Director
Sierra Association of Foster Families

Eric Ohlson
Coordinator Prevention Programs
Join Together Northern Nevada

Myra Sheehan
Deputy District Attorney
Reno, NV 89520

Larry Belasco
Children's Attorney, Washoe Legal Services

Kathy O'Leary
Deputy Public Defender
Washoe County

Robin Ruybalid,
CASA Case Manager

Keri Pruitt,
MPH | Program Coordinator, Educational Liaison