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Ty Cliffel, Austin
As an adoptee, Ty has always been very interested in all aspects of the adoption triad, including birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. She began her career working with children in college when she worked as a classroom assistant in a residential treatment center. Ty enjoyed connecting with teenagers and helping them succeed in the classroom by boosting their confidence and supporting them as they explored big emotions. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from John Carroll University, she went on to complete a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Ball State. She has spent the last 25 years working with children and families in residential treatment, special needs classrooms, community engagement, and in foster care and adoption. Ty is a trained TBRI® educator who especially enjoys helping children find stability with loving families. Ty and her husband are having fun raising their four teenagers in the Austin area. They enjoy watching soccer, hiking, kayaking and listening to live music whenever possible.
Devin Coupe, Houston
Devin has worked in the Houston Foster Care and Adoption program at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services since June 2014 after receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work from Baylor University. She served as a Foster Care & Adoption Case Manager for over a year, before transitioning into her current role as the Recruitment and Home Development Supervisor. Devin is passionate about educating the public about the needs of children in the foster care system, including the need for more high quality foster homes. Her dream is that one day every child in foster care will have a loving, caring family.
Contact the Houston Foster Care Office.
Erin Findley, Dallas/Fort Worth
Erin recently joined the PCHAS team as the Home Development Coordinator in the DFW Foster Care office. Prior to coming home to the Dallas area in July of 2015, Erin spent eight years in the glorious city of Austin. She spent over five of those years working as a Child Advocacy Specialist with CASA of Travis County, where her passion for kids in the foster care system took root. Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Erin values about PCHAS the emphasis the organization places on equipping foster and adoptive parents to both understand and to help bring healing to the trauma that kids in care have experienced. In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, going to the movies and being a part of a local church. Contact the Dallas/Fort Worth Foster Care Office which includes satellite offices in Waxahachie and Corsicana.
Winell Fry, Wichita Falls
Winell has always had a caring, helping heart. Even from a young age Winell knew she wanted to work with children. Shortly after graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Winell realized that she wanted to help children at-risk and children in foster care. Throughout her career she has worked with children of all ages and various backgrounds. Before coming to PCHAS, Winell worked as a foster care case manager and assisted families through the verification process and adoption. Winell is dedicated to helping children and families reach their full potential by providing them with the resources, training, and support they need to thrive. In her spare time, Winnell enjoys reading, traveling, and painting (you can even see some of her beautiful artwork in our Wichita Falls offices!). Contact the Wichita Falls Foster Care Office, which includes a satellite office in Graham.
Lance Grace, Wichita Falls
Lance grew up in a home that offered help to children living in harsh conditions. Those experiences led to him having a heart for children. While working on his Master’s degree in Counseling, Lance found an opportunity to do this firsthand at Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. He began his time at PCHAS as a Case Manager before moving to his current position as a Home Development Coordinator. Lance has also become a foster parent himself, giving him insight into the experiences that our families face every day and helping them navigate the foster care system to provide hope and healing for children in need. Contact the Wichita Falls Foster Care Office, which includes a satellite office in Graham.