Donna Flenory is a foster parent for the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) who specializes in fostering teens. Born and raised in Hope, Arkansas, Donna was the youngest of three girls raised by her grandmother who was the unofficial foster mother for the family and community. Donna has continued on her grandmother’s path as a driving force in her community. Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Howard University. In 2000, responding to a critical time in her life, Donna decided to give up being an Occupational Therapist and become a foster parent for youth who need more around the clock attention. Donna is also on the DC Department of Behavioral Health Advisory Council, a parent educator in PS-M.A.P.P. and Effective Black Parenting as well as an instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid and co-author and trainer of DC’s Family Link Shared Parenting training curriculum.