Our Team

Erica Westbury: Chair Person | Foster Care Angels

Erica Westbury Chair Person

With over 20 years’ business experience, Erica Westbury’s credentials span across many areas of leadership and people development. In 2002 after having a successful Recruitment career, Erica identified a need in Recruitment throughout North West Sydney. Erica believed Western Sydney lacked a high-end staffing provider and with her combined experience of more than 30 years in Recruitment and Human Resources, Norwest Recruitment was launched and have been supporting Foster Care Angels since 2012.

Adding to Erica's list of achievements Erica won the TEC CEO of the year in 2011 and has been a judge for the Australian Telstra Business Awards and the Australian Telstra Women in Business Awards.

Glen Gillman: General Member| Foster Care Angels

Glen Gillman General Member

I am an IT professional, having spent my entire working career in this field. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, travel, and baseball (playing and watching).

Why Foster Care Angels?
My wife Kelly and I had some involvement in foster caring and it was this experience that gave us valuable insights into the foster care system. We wanted to do more and in 2011, Foster Care Angels was formed. We continue to expand, implement new programs and support children and young people, and their carers throughout foster care and beyond.

Kelly Doyle: Member - Executive Committee, Managing Director | Foster Care Angels

Kelly Doyle Managing Director

My husband Glen and I founded Foster Care Angels in November 2011 after seeing first- hand the experiences of children and young people living in out of home care. We saw some ‘gaps’ and wanted to actively do something to improve outcomes for children and young people living in out of home care.  From humble beginnings operating out of our home to our office and warehouse in Castle Hill today, we are very proud of what our wonderful volunteers and supporters have achieved, including recognition as Pride of Australia Medal Finalist, Champions Of The West Finalist and Woman of The Year Award.

 

Wendy Bennett: Member - Executive Committee, Program Manager | Foster Care Angels

Wendy Bennett Program Manager

Wendy joined Foster Care Angels in 2014 and has been with the organisation as it has developed and grown programs that not only support children and young people in foster care but also the fostering family as a whole.  Wendy oversees the Foster Care Angels training, education and support programs and is proud to be a part of the Foster Care Angels family.

Veronica Bondarew: Member - Executive Committee, Researcher | Foster Care Angels

Veronica Bondarew Researcher

Veronica Bondarew has had 20 years experience in the Not for Profit Sector. In that time she has helped a number of NFP small firms grow sustainably and fulfill their potential.  In her spare time there are a number of passions like hiking and tennis but she has always been driven by the benefits of community service and has worked for and sat on the Boards of organisations such as Mission Australia and Women in Prison Advocacy Network.  She is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Foster Care Angels as it extends its services to the foster care community.

Belinda McCarthy Administrator

Belinda has been with the organisation for many years and has been instrumental in the success of the Foster Care Angels Carer Conferences.  Belinda's beautiful manner and attention to detail make her an incredible asset to the organisation.

Rebecca Ristic Social Media

In modern society a presence on social media platforms is essential to spread an organisations' message.  Rebecca has helped us to increase our presence in the on-line world with consistent and relevant messages for our followers.

Volunteers

Volunteers Volunteers

Foster Care Angels is supported by an amazing team of volunteers.  Including, but not limited to Paula, Sue, Kathie, Susan, Joy, Elizabeth, Melissa, Colleen, Paul, Andrew, Lauren, Adrina, Bec, Jenny, Scott, Melissa and Theo.  Without the support of our volunteers we would not be able to provide the services we do.  Our team help us hand assemble our care packages, cater our carer conferences, maintain our holiday cabin, sort donations and help us with our fundraising among many, many other things.

If you would like to become a part of our volunteer team click here.