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Daphne Gazdagh Headshot

Daphne G

Executive Assistant

Liz Krus Headshot

Liz K


Mark Melson Headshot

Mark M

President & Chief Executive Officer


Oakley Jones Headshot

Oakley J

Director, Adoption.com

Birth Parent Services

Erica Andres Headshot

Erica A, BSW

Adoption Social Worker

Melanie Aguilar Headshot

Melanie A, MSW

Birth Parent Caseworker

Natalie Bowman Headshot

Natalie B, MSW

Options Counselor

Kaytlin Costa Headshot

Kaytlin C

Birth Parent Caseworker

Priscilla Louis Headshot

Priscilla L


Malea Mikeworth Headshot

Malea M, MSW

Options Counselor

Janna McDonald Headshot

Janna M

Birth Parent Caseworker

Riley Martin Headshot

Riley M

Birth Parent Caseworker

Kathy Suchon Headshot

Kathy S, MS

Lead Regional Adoption Caseworker

Child Advocacy

Lanetta Farr Headshot

Lanetta F

Community Engagement Specialist

Tanya Houk Headshot

Tanya H

Director of Child Advocacy

Heather Knight Headshot

Heather K

Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement

Emma Humphrey Headshot

Emma H

Digital Media & Creative Design Coordinator

Elizabeth Saldana Headshot

Elizabeth S

AdoptED Coordinator

Kerry Tobar Headshot

Kerry T

Lead Adoption Educator

Ismael Teron Headshot

Ismael T

Video/Production Supervisor

Counseling Services

Brianna Arnold Headshot

Brianna A, BSW

Home Study Practitioner

Christina Autry Headshot

Christina A, M.A. Professional Counseling

Home Study Practitioner

Ivy Byun Headshot

Ivy B, PhD, LPC


Jennifer Garst Headshot

Jennifer G

Home Study Practitioner

Kara Leon Headshot

Kara L, LMSW


Brenda Lund Headshot

Brenda L, LBSW-IPR

Home Study Practitioner

Kristin Porter Headshot

Kristin P, LCSW-S

Vice President of Clinical Services

Kristen Slomka Headshot

Kristen S

Home Studies Supervisor

Kati Silcox Headshot

Kati Silcox, MA

Licensed Therapist

Caitlyn Ussery Headshot

Caitlyn U, LCSW

Licensed Therapist


Natalie Bowen Headshot

Natalie B, LMSW

Director of Development

Luke Byford Headshot

Luke B

Digital Philanthropy & Donor Communications Manager

Sheri Chipman Headshot

Sheri C

Prospect Research Analyst

Katie McCoy Headshot

Katie M, BBA

Grants Specialist

Susanne Smith Headshot

Susanne S

Director of Donor and Family Engagement

Lisa Schuessler Headshot

Lisa S

Chief Development Officer

Hannah Sigmon Headshot

Hannah S

Donor Database Coordinator

Cari Tortorice Headshot

Cari T

Grant Specialist

Digital Media

Nancy Robbins Headshot

Nancy R

Director, Digital Media

Domestic Adoption

Emily Byford Headshot

Emily B, BMA

Adoptive Parent Caseworker

Vicki Carter Headshot

Vicki C

Program Assistant

Abi Calzada Headshot

Abi C, BSW

Adoptive Parent Caseworker

Keisha Glover Headshot

Keisha G

Adoptive Parent Caseworker

Jessica Johnston Headshot

Jessica J

Intake Coordinator

Sue Turner Headshot

Sue T

Program Assistant

Ashley Whiteside Headshot


Director of Domestic Adoption

Facilities Management

Karen Hall Headshot

Karen H

Night Janitorial

Joe Smith Headshot

Joe S

Maintenance Coordinator


Virginia King Headshot

Virginia K

Accounts Payable/Receivables Clerk

David Maxwell Headshot


Chief Financial Officer

Jenny Schaefer Headshot

Jenny S, MBA


Glynna WIlson Headshot

Glynna W

Insurance Coordinator

Gladney Home

Cole Atkins Headshot

Cole A

Residential Coordinator

Cheril Becker Boustead Headshot

Cheril B

Case Manager

Olivia Clausen Headshot

Olivia C

Residential Coordinator

Makenna Dunn Headshot

Makenna D

Ayana Demming Headshot

Ayana D

Residential Coordinator

Diretha Flemming Headshot

Diretha F

Residential Coordinator

Kyana Henderson Headshot

Kyana H

Residential Coordinator

Icesis Hetling Headshot

Icesis H

Residential Coordinator

Latoya Jones Headshot

Latoya J

Residential Coordinator

Maliah LaCour Headshot

Maliah L

Residential Coordinator

Rachel Limberger Headshot

Rachel L

Residential Coordinator

Consuela Miller Headshot

Consuela M

Residential Caseworker

Kelly Rivera Headshot

Kelly R

Residential Coordinator

Ann Spriggs Headshot


Gladney Home Manager

Kylie Skinner Headshot

Kylie S

Residential Coordinator

Rose Tucker Headshot

Rose T, BSW

Residential Coordinator

Valerie Townsend Headshot

Valerie T

Residential Coordinator

Human Resources

Andrea Connolly Headshot

Andrea C

Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephanie Kiser Headshot

Stephanie K

HR Business Partner

Mary Ownbey Headshot

Mary O

Human Resources Assistant/Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Amanda Turner Headshot

Amanda T

Compliance Manager

Information Technology

Ryan Doty Headshot

Ryan D

IT Supervisor

Laif Powell Headshot

Laif P

IT Support Specialist

Brant Robbins Headshot

Brant R

IT Support Specialist

Gilbert Rodriguez Headshot

Gilbert R

IT Support Specialist

International Adoption

Mary Chapman Headshot

Mary C

Lead Asia Program Caseworker

Diana DeGroot Headshot

Diana D

Lindsay Hatcher Headshot

Lindsay H, LMSW

Asia Program Caseworker

Ella Smith Headshot

Ella S

Waiting Child Specialist

Wendy Stanley Headshot

Wendy S, LMSW, JD

Director - Asia Program Social Services

Gongzhan Wu Headshot

Gongzhan W, PHM

Vice President & Executive Director - Asia

Leta White Headshot

Leta W, MSW

Asia Program Assistant

Legal Services

Heidi Bruegel Cox Headshot

Heidi C, JD

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Asiana Rippentrop Headshot

Asiana R, BS

Legal Assistant

New Beginnings Adoption

Denise Creacy Headshot

Denise C, MSW


Lexie Frazier Headshot

Lexie F, BSW, MSW

New Beginnings Caseworker

Jennifer Hart Headshot

Jennifer H, LCSW

Director, New Beginnings

Cynthia Polman Headshot

Cynthia P, B.Ed.

Program Assistant

Jackie Teixeira Headshot

Jackie T

Program Assistant

Isabel Yates Headshot

Isabel Y

New Beginnings Caseworker

Post Adoption

Kiante Lemons Conger Headshot

Kiante C, LMSW

Post Adoption Specialist

Stephanie Juarez Headshot

Stephanie J, LBSW

Post Adoption Logistical Specialist

Shelly Kalina Headshot

Shelly K, LMSW

Post Adoption Specialist

Bill Porter Headshot

Bill P, M.Ed.

Director Post Adoption & Client Services

Jessica Tibbets Headshot

Jessica T, MSW

Post Adoption Logistical Specialist

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