GET TO KNOW US: OUR STAFF
Christina (Chris) Siemens joined us as Executive Director in 2017. She is a long time foster and adoptive parent who has extensive experience working for Tulsa area non-profits in leadership roles. Her passion is advocating on behalf of children and youth. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and seven children, traveling, attending and watching sporting events, and shopping.
Resource Center Manager
Mandy joined Fostering Connections in July 2019 and is the Business and Resource Manager. She is a former foster parent and is now an adoptive parent and is a board member for Tulsa County PARB and the Foster Care and Adoptive Association of Oklahoma. Mandy is also a US Army Veteran with a passion for helping foster parents.
Community Engagement Director
Evan joined Fostering Connections in May of 2020 and has a long history of social justice work in and around Tulsa. He has standing as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma and was a former minister at East Side Christian Church. A father of 3 adopted kids (pictured), he has a heart for children from all aspects of life. Evan is currently enrolled in a Master's Program at Phillips Seminary focused on Social Justice.
Resource Center Associate
Jen started as a volunteer with TAPC in 2011 and moved onto the staff soon after. She is married to her husband Jesse and has 5 adopted children, 3 bio children and "Nanna" to Jen also is a "Nanna" to Mom to 8, 5 adopted, Nana to 3 with another one due in September. Foster mom for 8 years, volunteer with TAPC/Fostering Connections since 2011
Mobile Connections Manager
Amy Jenson was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She studied at the University of Arkansas (Go Hogs!) where she met her husband. She moved to Oklahoma State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism.
She spent nearly a decade working in TV news, but dipped her toes in the nonprofit world along the way, including with Fostering Connections. She saw the needs in our community and wanted to use her background skills to help make an impact on our foster families.
Amy is serving as our mobile coordinator and will be launching our mobile resource bus in the coming months.
Resource Center Associate
Rosie is a married mother of 5 children, 3 bio and 2 adopted. She also has a handful of grandchildren. Rosie has been apart of the foster care community for a number of years. Her family enjoys the outdoors and are always busy camping at area lakes. Her family is always looking for their next adventure.