Shana Burres

Shana Burres
Shana R. Burres, PhD, MA Ed.

Mentor Team Manager

Shana Burres is the mentor team manager with the Alliance CaRES program. She oversees the CaRES Mentors and the development and maintenance of the topic support groups (TSGs). Her work focuses on connecting people in ways that encourage mutual and ongoing growth. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in health education, a master’s of education in educational leadership, and a PhD in psychology. Her career in adult learning began with a position as director of a small non-profit and instructor at a local college. These roles eventually transitioned into work as a learning development consultant. 

During that time, Shana became a licensed foster parent and joined the work of The Mockingbird Society as a HUB home where she discovered a passion for connecting and supporting foster parents. She joined Alliance CaRES when they launched in March of 2021 and loves the opportunity to continually adapt and improve the ways caregivers engage in support and education through the topic support groups or with CaRES mentors. 

When she is not thinking or talking about foster care, she is enjoying time with her family, drinking coffee with friends, or dreaming up the next project or adventure.