Board of Directors


Louise Strano Cashin, MS, CFRE

President of the Board of Directors at Agape Therapy Institute, Corp. 

Louise brings to the board over a decade worth of professional experience in behavioral health services; working in nonprofits, community health organizations, counseling private practice, and for the past five years in higher education fundraising.  Louise is currently working at Big Brothers Big Sisters as the Director of Development.

Louise obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University and her Masters of Science degree at Barry University in Marriage, Family, Couples and Mental Health Counseling.

Louise has recently relocated back to Miami, FL after spending the last five years living and working in Oxford, England.  In England, Louise worked for the University of Oxford as a fundraiser and volunteered for both local and national charities focused on homelessness, mental health, and youth services. 

Joshua Wede, PhD

Treasurer of the Board of Directors at Agape Therapy Institute, Corp.

Joshua Wede is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S. degrees in Psychology and Animal Science from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. His research interests lie in cognitive psychology with a focus on the effect of attention on low-level visual processing. Recently, he has shifted focus to student learning in the classroom and has given multiple lectures and workshops on the topic to both students and educators.


Christine Fabre Rose Agape Therapy InstituteChristine Fabre Rose, MSW

Secretary of the Board of Directors at Agape Therapy Institute, Corp.

Christine Fabre Rose currently serves as the Program Assistant Director for the STEM Scholarship Program in the Office of Academic Affairs at The University of Akron in Akron, OH. As one of the members on the STEM Scholarship Program team, Christine has contributed to establishing scholarships for students pursuing their Master of Science in Nursing focused on primary care as a nurse practitioners. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Florida International University in Miami, FL and a Master of Social Work from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. She was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Miami, FL. Christine and her husband Jared are the proud parents of their two daughters Katarina and Daniella.