Board of Trustees

Joseph J. Turner, Jr., Chair
Robert Geen, Vice Chair
Michael O’Malley, Secretary
Brad Conner, Treasurer
Deepak Ajmani
Julie Bieszczat
Leigh Burnside
Laura Butrico
Eric Daly
Liliana Esposito
Pamela Farber
Kurt Kane

Jhonny Mercado
Blair Miller
Scott L. Moeschberger, Ph.D.
Sean Niklas
M. Coley O’Brien
Todd Penegor
Josh Sell
Wendy Thomas
Gavin Waugh
Tamika Williams
Mike Zak
Rita Soronen, ex officio

Meet the Team

Rita Soronen

President & CEO

Jennifer Blank

Director, Development

Julia Brake

Senior Manager, Adoption Program

Dean Bring

Director, Partnerships

Jill Crumbacher

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development

Sye Cunningham

Director, Finance and Accounting

Brittni Doerfer

Adoption Program Manager

Quinn Dybdahl

Staff Attorney

Melissa Eck

Director, Data and Performance Measurement

Caroline Finnegan

Senior Manager, Development Data

Alison Fournier

Director, Events

Stephanie Fowler

Office Manager

David Frissora

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Government Relations

Marissa Furr

Executive Assistant

Laura Garvin

Adoption Program Manager

Andrea Glass

Vice President, Programs

Stacy Gonzalez

Manager, Training

Melinda Haggerty

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Tina Howard

Adoption Program Manager

Jennifer Justice

Senior Vice President, Strategic Program Development

Tim Kelso

Director, Strategic Communications

Christina Killilea

Adoption Program Manager

Megan Kennedy

Adoption Program Manager

Stephanie Kirkland

Adoption Program Manager

Scott Kriss

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Maggie Malloy

Manager, Graphic Design

Angela Marshall

Director, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, Canada

Leigh Anne McDermitt

Adoption Program Manager

Rachel Milligan

Manager, Partnerships

Donna Minor

Adoption Program Manager

Jared Moloney

Senior Staff Accountant

Clare Nejedly

Information Manager

Julianne Nichols

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Tara Roberson

Adoption Program Manager

Lisa Rovner

Senior Manager, Development

Mervat Saa

Senior Manager, Adoption Program

Carol Schwiebert

Manager, Digital Communications

Lisa Shiff

Department Assistant

Mary Ellen Smalley

Director, Public Relations

Betsy Walker

Senior Manager, Partnerships

Maree Whitlow

Senior Director, Human Resources

Andrea Williams

Director, Training

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