fox families care welcomes new members
Fox Families Care is very pleased to welcome
Kathleen Stanley, Lauren Wirt, and Laurie Ann Foster as new committee members!
You can learn more about our newest members below!
My name is Kathleen Stanley and I am the Director of Outreach at Roots of Faith/Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel. My Primary focus is the Roots of Faith location. Before I came to Roots of Faith, I worked 10 years in the field of Family System Psychology. My background includes working at a local psychiatric hospital and working with families in crisis throughout Alleghany County. Roots of Faith began with a mission of addressing poverty in the Fox Chapel School district. I currently oversee all of the outreach programs at Roots of Faith. These programs include "The Neighborhood Table", "Circles Sharpsburg" and Social Services. I also oversee all community outreach such as produce and food distribution, legal and health clinics, Community disaster response, coat distributions, Angel Tree Christmas Program and more. I am currently on the Sharpsburg Tri-Boro Eco District Committee and I am on the Board of Directors at Second Harvest Thrift Store. On a personal note I have a daughter who is 28 and on her way to Medical School and my Son is 26 and owns a business repairing high end cars. I have a business refurbishing old furniture and I spend my free time hunting for sea glass on the shores of Lake Erie.
Lauren Wirt resides in Fox Chapel with her husband, Matt and her three children, Ethan, Michael, and Natalie. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College and an M.B.A. From Chatham University. Lauren has been quite active within the community holding service roles, including several years with the Junior League of Pittsburgh concentrating on reducing food insecurities of children in Pittsburgh and as the Service Coordinator with Fox Chapel Mothers of Preschoolers. She has also been the Events Chair for the Fox Chapel Young Life Committee for five years. Besides volunteering, Lauren enjoys paddle tennis, cooking, and traveling.
LAURIE ANN FOSTER
Laurie Ann brings her experience in corporate management where she was promoted to Director of Labor Relations-Inflight Services for American Airlines formerly USAir. Responsibilities included interpretation/negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement, a seat on the System Board of Arbitration, Head of Recruiting for the northeast region, and Public Relations Coordinator for the department. Also an entrepreneur, she started “Be Our Guest,” a fine custom stationery business, specializing in wedding invitations and special occasion invitations/announcements along with consultation on social etiquette and event planning. Laurie Ann served for 9 years on the Board of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and for 4 years on the Board at St. Lucy’s Auxiliary. She believes deeply in giving back to the community and has volunteered at numerous organizations including the Junior League of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital, The Ellis School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company, Girls Hope, Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, National Pancreas Foundation, and her church. She is honored by this appointment and looks forward to working with her friends to positively impact the community