Stacy Shaw has been in the child welfare field for almost 30 years. She began her career at a local private foster care agency Diversion Treatment Foster Care where she served as the State Director for 27 years serving the Findlay, Cincinnati and Cleveland areas. Stacy was the Coordinator of Hancock County Children and Family First Council and the Help Me Grow Early Intervention program in 2016. In January of 2017 Stacy joined the staff of Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County as the Executive Director.
Stacy has served on many committees including Northwest Ohio Foster Care and Adoption Committee, Ohio Association of Children Services of Ohio, Hancock County Opioid Task Force, Human Trafficking Coalition, and Raise the Bar. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Stacy is excited to be a member of the Children’s Mentoring Connection Team. She has seen the difference a caring adult can make in the lives of children in foster care, adoption and mentoring. The one thing she consistently has heard from those involved in the lives of children is how much the child has impacted the adult’s life as well.
Nikki Hagerty joined Children’s Mentoring Connection in January 2002 as an Administrative Case Manager. Her job at CMC is to interview potential mentors which includes not only discussion with the individual but conducting home visits and background checks as well. It is also her duty to interview parents who are interested in getting their child into the program. As a Case Manager, Nikki also supports the relationship between the mentors and mentees. She is a Bowling Green State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Services.
Becky began working at CMC in June 2013 after a 30 year career teaching for Findlay City Schools. Becky enjoyed teaching middle school children, particularly seeing a child gain confidence in themselves and their ability to learn and grow as an individual. She looks forward to seeing that happen with the children at CMC. Becky’s responsibilities include recruitment of adult volunteers,and coordination of the Pals and school based mentoring programs. Becky also works at Chopin Hall as the Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator. This could be described as “setting up a grocery store of 10,000 pounds of food in 30 minutes and giving it away quickly.” Becky has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Masters in Secondary Education.
Paula joined the Children’s Mentoring Connection staff in February 2017. She most recently worked as a substitute teacher for Renhill. Prior to her time as a substitute teacher, she spent 8 years working at ADP RPO, and also taught business courses on a part-time basis for the University of Findlay. Paula’s educational background includes a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Paula is responsible for general office duties and is in the office Monday through Thursday afternoons.
Katie is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Agriscience with a specialization in community engagement and education. As an Americorps member with Mentor Michigan College Coaching Corps. Katie served as program coordinator of Key Mentoring, and after school elementary mentoring program. This experience opened the world of mentoring to Katie and led her to her position as a case manager for CMC working with both school and community based mentoring.