Arizona Chapter

“It’s important to me that my brothers and sisters in and from foster care have someone to connect with after foster care is over. It can be a very lonely and isolating experience, and I want them to know that they are not alone — they have others that care about them, their lives, trials, tribulations, and triumphs.”

—Eshawn Peterson

The Arizona Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America was chartered in April 2007 by Lupe Tovar, Christa Drake, and Regeanna Mwansa, all dedicated alumnae of foster care. We focus on social networking and engagement of alumni and allies, in addition to advocacy for policy change, in Arizona and nationwide. We currently are active in one region: Phoenix-Metropolitan (Maricopa County). However, we are building a Tucson (Pima County) presence as well.


Regeanna Mwansa, Chapter Charter Founder and Alumna

Eshawn Peterson, Former Chapter Chair and Alumna

Lacy Kendrick Burk, FCAA Board of Directors and Alumna

Berisha Black, Former FCAA Board of Directors and Alumna

Latest News:

  • Interested in participating in a Fall social for October 2016 and/or Thanksgiving Reunion for November 2016? We are planning for both! Please contact Eshawn directly at 480-387-4940 or


  • Our Chapter is working on re-launching. To be a part of the re-building of the Arizona Chapter, please contact Eshawn Peterson for more information at 480.387.4940 or

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