Andrea Foster is the executive coordinator for MiHIA and helps providing support for various MiHIA committees, staff efforts and operational needs. Foster comes to us from The Little Forks Conservancy in Midland, Michigan, where she worked for over six years as the director of Programs and Partnerships. A passionate youth and outdoor advocate, she is the creator of the Conservancy’s Nature/Nurture Program, an environmental education program for under-served youth and OUTdoors Together, a hiking group for LGBTQ individuals and allies.

Foster is an active community volunteer and advocate, serving on several local committee efforts including the Midland Young Professionals Steering Committee, and the Midland Area Community Foundation’s Cultural Awareness Coalition. She also volunteers as a mentor at the Midland County Juvenile Care Center, and is a regular motivational speaker for teens spanning diverse topics.