Staff & Board of Directors
Joseph A. GalataExecutive Director
SAFF has 12 academic tutors providing tutoring in the homes of foster parents and birth parents for children and teens in the foster care system. These tutors are advanced level university students majoring in medicine, education, engineering, health sciences, languages, as well as licensed county school teachers.
SAFF works with independent contractors in the fields of media and arts.
SAFF has a certified bookkeeper and in engaged with a licensed CPA firm.
SAFF’s Executive Director – Joseph A. Galata, is a retired university faculty member, a former Representative to the NGO Social-Economic Council of the United Nations, a television and radio journalist with educational programming, an Arts and Media Education Specialist, Grief Counselor and Coach, and international key note speaker/workshop and seminar facilitator.
SAFF’s Board of Directors consists of licensed foster parents, crisis call counselor, community volunteer fireman/woman, marriage and family therapist, social worker, and members of other helping professions.
Board of Directors and Board Consultants
Crisis Call Counselor. President. 2011-2014
Laurie Roberts. Equine Therapist. Treasurer. 2012-2014
Retired Dept. Of Agriculture. Interim Secretary
Michael Powell. Volunteer Fireman. 2010- 2014
Carol Souders. Remedial Education Counselor. 2012-2014
Mary Encarnacion. Washoe County Social Services. 2009 - indefinite
Life Coach. 2012- indefinite
One Church Rep. Consultant 2011-
Mikie Franks. Washoe County Social Services. Consultant
THE SIERRA ASSOCIATION OF FOSTER FAMILIES IS A TAX EXEMPT 501c3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S IRS... CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.. FOR ADVICE ON WHETHER YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN BE DECLARED AS TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTACT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR. SAFF IS INCORPORATED AS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE STATE OF NEVADA, RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NEVADA.
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