Darnell Brown
Foster parent + Founder


Darnell Brown

St. Louis, MO, USA

Darnell is the founder of Simply Foster, accelerating the care of kids from hard places using the power of technology. He was raised in a family that joined in the work of foster care and now is a third-generation foster parent, along with his wife Anitra. His favorite life’s mantra “Empathy is my superpower.” He desires to channel the empathy that he has to help make more secure futures for the world’s most vulnerable children.

Professionally, Darnell’s experience in the innovation community has added to his knowledge of technology, entrepreneurship, and community partnerships. He has developed a niche for navigating innovation spaces, networking, business development, and relationship management.


who / foster parents

how / creating mobile apps

skills used / Business development Leadership Presentation Active Listening Digital Media