BFT’s Directors

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Randi Howard, M.A., BFT Founding Partner

  • Master of Arts in Human Relations Services/Counseling
  • Registered Music Therapist
  • Has been working with children and families since 1977 including:
    • Children’s Treatment Services
    • Family program development
    • Program quality assurance
    • Administrative experience
    • Developmental disabilities and mental retardation
    • MO First Steps
  • Formed Bringing Families Together in 1999
  • Community involvement including:
    • Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies

CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR:
Liz Ervin, B.A., BFT Founding Partner

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Family and Early Childhood Development from the University of Missouri- Columbia
  • Has been working with children and families since 1988 including:
    • Foster Family Development
    • Residential Treatment  Foster care case management
  • Formed Bringing Families Together in 1999
  • Active member in Missouri’s Coalition of Children’s Agencies
  • Politically active regarding children’s issues, including child abuse/neglect law and formulating best practices in social work

RESOURCE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR:
Kim Brown, M.B.A., BFT Founding Partner

  • Bachelor of Arts in Independent Studies, SEMO 2008
  • Masters of Business from Western Governer’s University 2015
  • Has been working with children and families since 1990 including:
  • Residential treatment
    • Foster care case management
    • Foster/adoptive family development
    • MO First Steps
    • Adoption
  • Formed BFT in 1999