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Office of Foster Youth Support Services

Our Mission and History

The mission of UC Riverside’s Office of Foster Youth Services (OFYSS) is to provide a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education.

Staff & Steering Committee

Our staff and steering committee members are here to help you maximize UCR’s resources to achieve student success.

Elena Perez
Academic Resource Center, Academic Intervention & Tutorial Assistance Programs Coordinator
Email: elena.perez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-5469

Theresa Luther
School of Medicine, Financial Aid Counselor
Email: theresa.luther@medsch.ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-7856

Jo-ann Alvarez
Associate Director of Housing Resident, Contracts & Accounts
Email: jo-ann.alvarez@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-1216

Joseph Patrick Posadas
School of Business, Student Affairs Officer
Email: joseph.posadas@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-9283

Charlotte Shifflet
Retired from UCR

Jan Forrestor
Retired from UCR, employed at Redlands Community Hospital