Nick Colarelli, Ph.D.
Nick retired as Fostering Hope’s Executive Director in 2010. He now supports the Fostering Hope Foundation through administrative operations, program evaluation, and community collaboration.
Angela Carron, MD
Co-Founder, National Director
Angela supports Fostering Hope Foundation through strategic leadership and program development and operations.
Note: Angela and Nick do not receive financial compensation for their work at Fostering Hope, allowing more funding to go directly into programming.
Brian Newsome, BA
Brian is responsible for the financial goals and business activities of Fostering Hope, as well as community and public relations. He serves as the liaison who ensures the business and giving community is connected to the mission.
Jenni Swogger, LSW
Jenni is responsible for the direction and oversight to both the Core Program and the Fostering Adulthood Program. She serves as the liaison who ensures that communications with DHS and other agencies remains transparent and that all Coordinators are equipped to serve their families and/or young adults.
The essence of Fostering Hope’s work and success lies with our program coordinators, who lead and train volunteer teams, and who serve as the liaisons with faith congregations, the foster parents, child placement agencies, and El Paso County Department of Human Services.
These coordinators ensure that foster parents and children in foster care are supported in the most effective ways possible, and that all participants are safe and emotionally supported.