The Oasis Project Team

Chelsea Shoff


Chelsea graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Shortly after graduating college, she got a job at a local inner-city nonprofit where she built holistic programs for the community at large. She quickly realized she one day wanted to have her own nonprofit once she saw God move in powerful ways through meeting people where they are at, loving them unconditionally, and motivating them to reach their God given gifts!

Chelsea is a Florida Native and has three brothers, two which were recently adopted into the family!

When not working full time, busy running a growing nonprofit, or doing one of her many side hustles - she loves being outdoors and staying active- paddle boarding, biking, exercising - she LOVES food, movies, music and time spent with friends.

Tamara Struthers


Tamara is a Registered Nurse and has spent the last 20 years providing care for renal dialysis patients in clinical and operations management roles. A true Servant Leader, Tamara has a passion for building teams who work towards a shared goal.

Tamara’s family was blessed through international adoption, which influenced her decision to become a foster to adopt parent in Connecticut. She provided care to many children in the foster system through emergency placements and respite, ultimately leading to the adoption of her youngest son. Tamara relocated to Florida and continues to be very involved in the foster system providing support to the foster families and allowing them to give their hearts to the children in their care. Tamara has been an active member of the Oasis project since the inception of the foster network.

Tamara is happily married to Alan, and is the proud mom of 2 boys, Nathan (24) and Jonathan (13). She loves spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite activities are lifting weights, kayaking, reading, and cooking for her family.

Marie Donatto


Marie and her husband are both foster and adoptive parents. They have two grown children (one of which is Chelsea) and their two adopted boys, now nine and six. They started their foster journey almost five years ago. Their first placement was two brothers, who they adopted after three years. They are still an open foster home and do regular respite care for other foster parents.

Marie Donatto spent 35 years in the financial services industry before retiring in 2019 to care for her ailing father and two newly adopted children.

"I love to support and love others; that is where my heart gets filled."

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 32674

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


The Oasis Project of South Florida INC is a 501c(3) licensed tax exempt non-profit listed under EIN 85-1932192

The Oasis Project is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.