Mina Elizabeth Foster, director/case manager of Housing Services with The Salvation Army, recently joined Health Partnership Clinic’s Board of Directors. Mina brings more than 20 years of experience in serving underserved and vulnerable populations that are at low and extremely low income.
In addition, she and her children–28 years ago–experienced homelessness before entering a shelter. This experience left an indelible mark on her life. “That experience reminds me of how lives can be changed when people treat each other with dignity and respect regardless of life circumstances.”
For the past 14 years, Mina has worked with individuals and families experiencing homelessness. She serves as Co-Chair of the KS505 Continuum of Care, Executive Board Member of The Johnson County Housing Coalition, Executive Board Member of the CoC-KS505, on the Advisory Board of the Parsons State Hospital and as the Corps Council Board Member at The Salvation Army.
Mina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Kansas State University in 1996, is a certified Love & Logic facilitator and Life Coach with Advanced Certification from American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) as well as a speaker and author.
“We are pleased to welcome Mina to the board,” says Amy Falk, CEO of Health Partnership. “She is familiar with the good work we do here at HPC and values the important mission of the clinic. As a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves the homeless population, we look forward to her perspective and understanding of this population and how we can improve and grow services.”
Mina and her family reside in Olathe, Kan.