2024 Delta Authors on Tour – Midwest Region Stop

This special episode of Fostering Solutions showcases the authors who will be part of the Midwest Region stop of Delta Authors on Tour on May 4, 2024, at the Kanawha County Public Library, downtown branch. Whether you’re a fan of gripping fiction, thought-provoking nonfiction, captivating memoirs, or children’s books, there’s something for everyone. Listen to […]

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Margaret O’Neal: Building a Better Community

Margaret O’Neal, President of United Way of Central West Virginia, is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode. The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. Margaret discusses the organization’s critical support services and the upcoming signature event that includes Dr. Foster and other local leaders.

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Social Workers Supporting Student Success: Chenelle Coy-Williams, LaToya Davis, and LaQwanza Jackson

Chenelle Coy-Williams, LaToya Davis, and LaQwanza Jackson are social workers with Kanawha County Schools, passionately supporting students and their success.  Her friends describe her as passionate with a big heart. Chenelle Coy-Williams is a woman who wears many hats in the Charleston community. Chenelle has been a Keep Your Faith Corporation (KYFC) therapist for the […]

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Kezia Campbell-Erskine: An Attorney with a Heart for Youth and Community Development

Kezia Campbell-Erskine is a Guyanese Attorney-at-Law who specializes in public international law and development policy. She holds a Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen where she studied as a Chevening Scholar. Her legal education commenced at the University of Guyana where she read for a Bachelor of Laws. […]

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Debby Weinstein: A Community Treasure

It was my honor to chat with Debby Weinstein, a little over two months before she transitions to retirement. A renowned, passionate West Virginia leader, Deb has served as CEO of the YWCA Charleston since July 1997. Her work with the YWCA began in 1983 when she spent a year as a residential advocate for […]

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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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