Denitra Bruer: A Bodybuilding Chemical Engineer

A West Virginia native, Denitra Bruer is an Environmental Health and Safety Improvement Manager with Dow Chemical Corporation in Freeport, Texas. Denitra earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University, both in chemical engineering. Denitra’s engineering career spans over 20 years and includes positions […]

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Oma S. Holloway: Building on Community Strength

Oma S. Holloway, Chief Operating Officer, joined Bridge Street Development Corporation in 2015 as Director of Community Engagement spearheading Youth Workforce Development, Tenant Support Services, and Economic Development. She has over 25 years of professional work experience managing and consulting with non-profit programs and organizations in New York City. As Chief Operating Officer, Oma manages […]

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Dr. Kristi Dumas: It’s Time to Get Unstuck

Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solutions is Dr. Kristi Williams Dumas. Kristi is a native of California and transplant to West Virginia. She received a Bachelors of Science from California University Bakersfield, a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Northridge, and a Doctorate of Psychology with […]

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Changed Assignment: Ericke Cage

Changed Assignment: President Ericke CagePresident Ericke Cage is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solutions. The 13th president of West Virginia State University, President Cage is a native of Halifax County, Virginia. He joined the university in July 2021 as vice president and chief of staff and was subsequently appointed by the Board […]

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Matt Young: There’s a Runner in You

Matt Young, Head Coach of Genesis Running, is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode. Dr. Foster was coached by Matt for several years and is a 10K runner. She believes that any able-bodied person can run and it’s a wonderful way to get and stay fit. The Genesis 5K Program is a great way to start […]

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LaKeisha Barron-Brown: Making INROADS for Youth

LaKeisha Barron-Brown is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solutions. A native of Detroit, Michigan, LaKeisha has lived in Charleston, West Virginia, for most of her life. She is a South Charleston High School and Marshall University graduate.  LaKeisha has an extensive professional background in providing therapeutic services to the substance abuse population. […]

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation: Perspectives from Black Female Attorneys

Katherine L. “Kitty” Dooley has been a practicing attorney for more than twenty-nine years.  She is the principal of The Dooley Law Firm, P.L.L.C. where she concentrates her practice in plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and administrative law. Click here for a detailed bio. Stephanie M. Coleman is the Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Advocacy […]

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Black Immigrant Women Pursuing their Passions

Dr. Foster’s guests on this episode of Fostering Solutions are Karen Wharton and Dr. Saran Nurse.  Karen is a political organizer based in Brooklyn. She’s currently the Democracy Coalition Coordinator for Citizen Action of New York & Public Policy and Education Fund, supporting the implementation of public campaign finance in the state of New York […]

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