Marsha Lewis-Akyeem Named As New CEO of Alternative Family Services

Marsha Lewis-Akyeem Named As New CEO of Alternative Family Services

By Alternative Family Services | February 5, 2022

Lewis-Akyeem Takes Over for Dr. Jay Berlin, Who Has Served as the Founder/CEO of Alternative Family Services Since Its Founding In 1978  February 2, 2022 – Santa Rosa, CA – The Board of Directors of…

Introducing AFS’s New CEO: Marsha Lewis-Akyeem

Introducing AFS’s New CEO: Marsha Lewis-Akyeem

By Alternative Family Services | February 2, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Marsha Lewis-Akyeem has been selected to lead Alternative Family Services (AFS) into the future as our next CEO. Marsha comes with over twenty years’ experience with all four child…

Q&A With Monica Aguilar

Q&A With Monica Aguilar

By Alternative Family Services | January 30, 2022

Monica Aguilar first became a foster youth as a teenager. Now, Monica works with current foster youth in Contra Costa County. We recently caught up with Monica, to chat a little bit about her time…

Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

By Alternative Family Services | January 17, 2022

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gayle Ballinger.  Interview with Former Foster Parent Gayle Ballinger  Gayle was a foster parent…

What Are Grandfamilies?

What Are Grandfamilies?

By Alternative Family Services | October 15, 2021

Have you ever heard of the term “grandfamilies” but weren’t sure what the term actually meant? We’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll define the term and highlight the role grandparents and other…

Dr. Jay Berlin Today

Announcing The Upcoming Retirement of AFS Founder/CEO Dr. Jay Berlin

By Alternative Family Services | September 25, 2021

Over 50 years ago, Huckleberry House, San Francisco’s runaway shelter, found that many of their teenage clients were running from abusive relationships. A lack of healthy living alternatives for these youth convinced Huckleberry House that…

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