Our Team

FGI Team


David White, MBA & LMSW
Founder and CEO,
Fostering Great Ideas

864-567-5216  • david.white@fgi4kids.org

David has an MBA in Corporate Finance and an MSW in Child Welfare. After many years in the corporate world, he decided to “jump ship” and has since run two nonprofit organizations.

David’s journey along his change-the-world pathway began as Director of Greenville County First Steps where he focused on early childhood education and parental involvement. Later work as Regional Director of Growing Home Southeast opened his eyes to the complications of the foster care system. Drawn to further addressing the needs of these most vulnerable children, Fostering Great Ideas was incubated and launched. Through FGI, David continues on the quest to go beyond the status quo by challenging the community to tackle seemingly intractable issues and system-wide reforms.

David is also an Adjunct Professor with Clemson University’s MBA in Entrepreneurship program. He teaches a class called Social Entrepreneurship: Changing the World as an Entrepreneur.

David’s linked-in profile is here.



Beth Baily
Peer Support Specialist,
Moms Matter: bringing moms together

360-920-1084 • beth.baily@fgi4kids.org


Carrie Tucker
Program Manager,
Our Story: stories of the children and their caregivers

864-804-1199 • carrie.tucker@fgi4kids.org


Corrie Vander Ploeg
Social Media Manager,
Care2Foster: be inspired, learn, and foster

574-606-6920 • corrie.vanderploeg@fgi4kids. org


Crissy Wilson
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Spartanburg, SC

864-580-9055 • crissy.wilson@fgi4kids.org


Dan Bracken
Speak Up: voices for foster care reform

864-380-4537 • dan.bracken@fgi4kids.org


Danielle Williams
Program Manager,
Sib-Link: bringing siblings together

864-529-2362 • danielle.williams@fgi4kids.org


Dena Garzone
Peer Support Specialist,
Moms Matter: bringing moms together

864-569-7946 • dena.garzone@fgi4kids.org


Hope Woford
Student Advocate,
College Fellows: finding necessary support for students who lived in foster care 

864-201-2347 • hope.woford@fgi4kids.org


Jasmine Cruz Brockman
Program Manager,
Life Support: mentors for youth in foster care 

864-518-9475 • jasmine.brockman@fgi4kids.org


Latece Logan
Sr. Program Manager,
Sib-Link: bringing siblings together

864-346-1097 • latece.logan@fgi4kids.org


Lindsey M. Hesketh
Director of Marketing & Foster Parent Engagement

614-599-0999 • lindsey.hesketh@fgi4kids.org


Tori Shuler
Denver, CO

303-549-3765 • tori.shuler@fgi4kids.org


Trey Ingram
Speak Up: voices for foster care reform

864-283-4301 • trey.ingram@fgi4kids.org



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