Anita Hyde has worked in the social services field for over 15 years. She has served as a Juvenile Delinquent Youth Advocate, Foster Care and Adoptive Parent, Parent Educator and a Supervised Visitation Worker. Anita’s personal and professional experiences have provided many opportunities for a strong base in advocating for Foster Parents and Adoptive Families as well as youth who are at risk. She became passionate when her family embarked on their foster and adoptive journey. Her family has fostered ten children and adopted four of those children.
While working in the field, Anita has involved herself formally and informally in supporting and advocating for others who walk the same path. Anita received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University, which was a natural progression of her informal experiences as a Foster and Adoptive Parent. She is active in her church and supporting her children’s current endeavors. She lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband, children, dogs and cat. Anita spends her free time gardening, sewing, crocheting and taking 30 mile bike rides with her family.