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Abilene, Texas (August 10, 2022) – TFI is pleased to announce Michael Ashford as the new Human Resources Manager.

Ashford has a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Ashford University and has worked in the Human Resources field for more than six years. He has extensive experience in both staff recruitment and training.

As the Human Resources Manager, Ashford will be responsible for background checks for all new hires, as well as overseeing FMLA, workers compensation and unemployment. He will help create a great place to work by solving employee relation concerns and guiding leaders and staff in the right direction.

“Michael has been with the human resources department with us since December 2018,” Director of Human Resources, Della Kennedy said. “He has developed his skills and has worked diligently to promote to this position, and I believe he will make a positive impact on the agency in this new role. He works extremely hard, and I look forward to all he will do in his new role.  “

TFI is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. We provide various types of services in the community and have more than 50 years of experience in providing child welfare services including foster care services, group home care, case management, independent living, psychiatric residential treatment center, behavioral health, adoption services, visitation services, and aftercare services. TFI has more than 1,000 employees providing services in five states.

On any given day, TFI serves more than 1,500 children in foster, adoption, and residential care. TFI is recruiting foster families to provide a loving, caring home to children in foster care. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent, please call 1-833-7FOSTER or visit us at