Ed Southgate, M. Ed.

In 2021, Ed Southgate joined the IMPACT team as our full time Foster Parent Liaison.  In this role, Ed is fully responsible for recruitment, training and licensing of all new and prospective foster families.  Ed grew up in central New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree in Youth Services from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey. As a licensed educator, Ed has spent his adult years in the service of children and families. He has worked for various programs and agencies that aid disadvantaged youth and their families.  He has also worked with churches to provide education/recreational services to the community and he has served as a planning board member for over a decade. Under his calm and unassuming demeanor are many hidden talents. He has a passion for helping those in need and he prides himself on finding solutions as opposed to dwelling on problems.  He has been a welcomed addition to The IMPACT team.