ADVISORY COUNCIL

Advisory council members include, when available, community business and civic leaders, senior citizens, Foster grandparents, family of past or current Foster grandparents, program staff, and a member of the Action Resources International’s Board of Directors.

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BERNARD STEINMAN

Bernard A. Steinman is a gerontologist and faculty member at the University of Wyoming. He teaches courses in aging, community leadership, and program evaluation. He also serves as director of Age-Friendly Laramie, an organization that strives to improve livability and promote age-friendly social and physical environments within the community. Bernard finds his work on the FGWR advisory council to be especially fulfilling, since he has always enjoyed interacting with older adults.

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LINA DUNNING

Lina Dunning is Project Coordinator for AmeriCorps VISTA Intermediary Project, Feeding Laramie Valley Community Engagement, and Gardens For Health and Healing. Additionally, as an original Executive Board Member of Action Resources International, she acts as the ARI BOD liaison.

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JACQUELYN WALKER

Jacquelyn Walker is a forever student and retired faculty member from the University of Wyoming.  She has  an Ed.D in Instructional Technology and Adult Education and taught in the Colleges of Education and Business.  Prior to this, she worked 15 years for Ark Regional Services in staff development and training.  She recently moved to Buffalo, Wyoming after living, working, and raising a family in Laramie, Wyoming. 

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BRENDA MADERA

Brenda is a council member.

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LINDA SUAZO

Linda is a council member.

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FOSTER GRANDPARENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Grandma Jody 

  • Grandma  Luanne  

  • Grandma  Luella 

  • Grandma  Linda