The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jan Hinkle, Region 1 Child Welfare Training Manager, our co-worker and friend. Jan’s complete commitment to the caregiver and fostering community included advocating tirelessly for improvements to practice, policy, training, and resources for caregivers. She fostered and adopted many children over the years, expanding her family and opening her heart to children who needed her. We will miss her greatly. In the next few weeks, the Alliance will publish a commerative newsletter, sharing memories and celebrating Jan's life. If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, please contact Nathan Fowler.