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Our Mission and History

The mission of UC Riverside’s Office of Foster Youth Services (FYSS) is to provide a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education.

Staff & Steering Committee

Our staff and steering committee members are here to help you maximize UCR’s resources to achieve student success.

Elena Perez
Academic Resource Center, Assistant Director for Academic Mentoring Programs
Phone: (951) 827-5469

Theresa Luther
School of Medicine, Assistant Director
Phone: (951) 827-7856

Jo-ann Alvarez
Former UCR staff member

Joseph Patrick Posadas
The Seed Program, Co-founder

Charlotte Shifflet
Retired from UCR

Jan Forrestor
Retired from UCR, employed at Redlands Community Hospital

Omonike (Nikki) Hutchinson
CARE, Assistant Director of Advocacy  
Phone: (951) 827-2783