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Liz Joyal

Liz joined MARE in 2019, bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience to her role. Growing up in a foster family that cared for over 100 children and teens, Liz, alongside her husband Paul, became adoptive parents to an older child in 2017. Currently serving as foster parents, their journey reflects a profound commitment to the well-being of children in the foster care system. In her role at MARE, Liz oversees all family support services, guiding families through the adoption process and facilitating the family mentor-mentee program. She also conducts transracial parenting and trauma-informed trainings, leveraging her extensive background to provide valuable insights. Liz holds a master's degree in social work from Boston University and a master's degree in religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a trained practitioner in Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Liz brings a holistic approach to her work. Beyond working at MARE, Liz is actively involved in fostering community support. She serves as a Board Member for the MA Alliance for Foster Families and leads a foster care support ministry at her church. Her passion extends to sports, where she enjoys running, playing soccer, and cheering on Boston and Worcester teams.

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