Katrina King, Executive Director

 Katrina King has been a foster parent in Virginia and Indiana. She has also served as a CASA. There are 11 children that call Katrina mom from ages 7-32. She runs a licensed in-home child care. Her life centers around caring for children. She attends Maryland Community Church and is a small group leader for single moms.   She hopes that by utilizing SHINE. Foster Family Resources, our current foster and kinship families will be able to provide better quality care and stay active in the foster care community longer. Katrina is a true Foster Parent Advocate and prides herself in being supportive to her peers.

Bev Merritt-Hicks, President

Bev Merritt-Hicks is a Vigo County Foster Parent and resident for over 20 years. She has volunteered as a CASA and has a passion for advocating for children. In her spare time she loves to read and camp with her wife, Heather, kids and dogs. She spends most of her time serving in some capacity. Bev joined SHINE in 2018 and is one of the original Founders. She hopes by building this resource we can also build a stronger, more powerful Foster Care Community. Bev supports reunification and looks for ways to assist and support local families. Bev is committed to the growth and development of SHINE and is excited to serve the Wabash Valley. 

Stacey Rice, Treasurer

Stacey Rice was introduced to the struggles of those involved in the Foster Care System when she joined a group a church that serves Foster Families. After hearing more about the needs of these children and all that SHINE provides for them, She knew this was the cause she had been looking for in the area to devote her time to. Since having her own children, it had been weighing heavily on her heart to help other children in the local community, As Treasurer, she wants to safeguard the donations that churches, organizations, and individuals have so generously given to SHINE to help us provide for every single child in need of services in Region 8.

Haley Britton, Secretary

Haley Britton started volunteering with SHINE in 2021. She works in healthcare and has a passion for serving children. After her first shift at the SHINE store, she knew she wanted to become more involved with the organization. Haley wants to help SHINE grow so that every foster family in Region 8 is supported and has access to the items they need.

Laken Richardson, Fundraising

Laken Richardson has two active businesses that serve the community and is a mom to 4 children. She is an advocate for the underserved and most vulnerable. She has two nieces adopted from foster care, and it’s families like her little sister’s that makes her want to ensure every foster family has the support necessary to give foster children a better life.

Christa Stultz, Volunteer Coordinator

Christa has lived in Terre Haute for much of her life. She and her husband both serve as foster parents. “Our family size fluctuates depending on how many littles we have. Currently we are a family of eight. We also live on a small farm, and have 1 duck, 1 dog, and 2 cats. A couple of interesting facts about myself are when I have free time, I love watching the History channel, reading short stories or novels, painting and traveling,” she says.

She is the Volunteer Coordinator for the SHINE Store, where families can shop for their kids during open hours. She also serves on the Annual Conference planning committee for MWACE, or Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.

Christa currently works as the Director of Career Coaching at Ivy Tech Community College for Terre Haute and Greencastle locations. Through persistence and a desire to always move forward, she has completed her master’s in Educational Technology and is currently working on her Master of Social Work, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult and Career Education from Indiana State University and an Applied Associates from Ivy Tech Community College. For Christa, pursuing an education has always been a passion and she believes everyone can learn new things.

Luke & Kendra Pittman, Communications

Luke and Kendra joined the board of Shine in 2022 after volunteering with their small group from church. Ever since learning in 2019 about the immense need for foster support in the Terre Haute region, Luke and Kendra have been looking for avenues to support foster families in the community. Both teachers, they have a heart for kids and families and compassion for those in tough situations.

Karen Randolph, Marketing

Karen Randolph volunteered for the Borrowed Hearts organization before joining the SHINE board of directors in late 2021. As a youth leader at her church, Karen helped mentor vulnerable youth and saw up close how foster teens struggle, adapt, and overcome trauma in their past to become successful adults. She’s thrilled to use her professional background to help shine awareness on the needs of foster families and give them the support they need!