Eastern Regional Director
Trisha Burns joined the staff of YFU in 2006 as a Support Services Manager in Texas. Before coming to YFU she worked for 4 years in child protective services for the State of Oklahoma. She has served as not only a staff member but also a volunteer and host parent for YFU during the last 9 years. Burns earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University and has spent her career in the social work field. Burns oversees the Eastern Region and manages a team responsible for over 700 young people each year that come into the United States on exchange as well as the American participants who seek adventure by traveling abroad on the YFU programs.