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Meet Our Team

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." - Ryunosuke Satoro

Anna Abraham
Anna Abraham, LMSW

Adoption Social Worker – Birth Parent Services

Jess Alvarez
Jess Alvarez, B.A. RTVF

Videographer / Content Creator – Marketing

Tiffany Anderson
Tiffany Anderson

Director of Major Gifts – Development

Erica Andres
Erica Andres, BSW

Adoption Social Worker – Birth Parent Services

Victoria Azocar
Victoria Azocar, BSW

Program Assistant – New Beginnings

Heather Beasley
Heather Beasley, MBA, MSHRM, SHRM-SCP

Vice President – Human Resources

Kelley Benton
Kelley Benton, BS, Criminal Justice

Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Human Resources

Jane Bessolo
Jane Bessolo, CPA

Controller – Accounting

Natalie Bowen
Natalie Bowen, LMSW

Director of Foundation Relations & Donor Communications – Donor Relations

Hayden Brooks
Hayden Brooks

Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Heidi Bruegel Cox
Heidi Bruegel Cox, JD

General Counsel & Executive Vice President

Christa Butler
Christa Butler, LMSW

Night Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Emily Byford
Emily Byford, CCE

Options Counselor & Adoption Advisor – Domestic Adoption

Luke Byford
Luke Byford

Donor Relations Associate – Development

Ivy Byun
Ivy Byun, PhD, LPC

Adoptive Parent Caseworker – Domestic Infant

Vicki Carter
Vicki Carter

Program Assistant – Domestic Adoption

Mary Chapman
Mary Chapman

Lead Asia Program Caseworker – International

Amanda Chromaster
Amanda Chromaster

Director of Birth Parent Services – Birth Parent Services

Natasha Coleman
Natasha Coleman

Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Lauren Dillon
Lauren Dillon, MSW

Adoptive Parent Caseworker – Domestic Infant

Ryan Doty
Ryan Doty

IT Supervisor – IT

Angie Gamez
Angie Gamez

Receptionist – Human Resources

Rebeca Garcia
Rebeca Garcia

Executive Administrative Assistant – Administration

Lindsay Garrett
Lindsay Garrett, LCSW-S

Post Adoption Specialist-New Beginnings – Post Adoption and Client Services

Elizabeth C. Garza
Elizabeth C. Garza

Regional Caseworker – Domestic Adoptions

Nathan Gwilliam
Nathan Gwilliam

Vice President & Adoption.com Executive Director

Jennifer Hart
Jennifer Hart, LCSW

Lead Adoptive Parent Caseworker – Domestic

Lindsay Hatcher
Lindsay Hatcher, LMSW

Asia Program Caseworker – International Adoption

Judy Hayes
Judy Hayes

Adoption Advisor – Adoption

Jaye Helm
Jaye Helm, CPA

Sr. Vice President - Finance

Amanda Herron
Amanda Herron, LMSW

Lead Admissions Counselor – Admissions

Karen Hillis
Karen Hillis

Donor Database Administrator – Development

Tanya Houk
Tanya Houk

Transitional Care/New Beginnings Manager – Transitional Care/New Beginnings

Lynnicia Hudson
Lynnicia Hudson

Night Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson, LMSW

Adoptive Parent Caseworker – Domestic Adoption

Shelly Kalina
Shelly Kalina, LMSW

Post Adoption Logistical Coordinator

Courtney Kearney
Courtney Kearney, LMSW

Adoptive Parent Caseworker – Domestic Infant

Kathryn Keating
Kathryn Keating

Birth Parent Caseworker – Birth Parent Services

Reagen LaBarr
Reagen LaBarr

Legal Assistant – Legal

Katye LaNier
Katye LaNier

Project Manager – Marketing

Jennifer Lanter
Jennifer Lanter, BA Communications

Vice President, Communications – Communications, Education & Marketing

Sonia Leal
Sonia Leal

Grant Writing & Donor Communications Specialist – Development

Monique Lee
Monique Lee, LCSW

Post Adoption Specialist-International – Post Adoption

Joy Barnes
Joy Barnes Majors, LMSW

Lead New Beginnings Caseworker – New Beginnings

Ginny Manley
Ginny Manley, LPC

Adoption Education Specialist – Education & Communications

Mark Melson
Mark Melson

President & Chief Executive Officer

Anna Moody
Anna Moody

Education Coordinator – Outreach and Communication

Emily Morehead
Emily Morehead, MA, LPC

Clinical Curriculum Developer – Education

Yvonne Munoz
Yvonne Munoz, BSW

Options Counselor – Admissions

Daniel Olivas
Daniel Olivas

IT Support Specialist – IT Department

Mary Ownbey
Mary Ownbey

Human Resources Assistant/Volunteer and Intern Coordinator – Human Resources

Bill Porter
Bill Porter

Director Post Adoption & Client Services

Lisa Pruemer
Lisa Pruemer

Regional Birth Parent Caseworker - Austin – Birth Parent Services

Lindsay Pyfer
Lindsay Pyfer, BSW

Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Nancy Robbins
Nancy Robbins

Director, Digital Media – Marketing

Noah Rodgers
Noah Rodgers

Videographer/Content Creator – Education & Communication

Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers, LPC

Supervisor, Residential Services – Gladney Home

Lisa Schuessler
Lisa Schuessler

Vice President, Donor Relations – Development

Liz Sexton
Liz Sexton

Coordinator Database Management – Accounting

Haleigh Shaeffer
Haleigh Shaeffer, LMSW

Lead Birth Parent Caseworker – Birth Parent Services

Amy Shore
Amy Shore, MA, M.Ed, LPC

Adoption Caseworker – Regional Adoption Caseworker (Houston)

Ella Smith
Ella Smith

Colombia Program – Waiting Child

Susanne Smith
Susanne Smith

Donor Relations Project Manager – Donor Relations

Amy Smith
Amy Smith

Adoption Education Specialist – Education and Communication

Ann Spriggs
Ann Spriggs, MAFP

Residential Birth Parent Caseworker/ Next Steps Coordinator – Birth Parent Services

Philip Stanback
Philip Stanback

Maintenance Coordinator – Business Services

Wendy Stanley
Wendy Stanley, LMSW, JD

Director - Asia Program Social Services – International Adoption

Jacob Strittmatter
Jacob Strittmatter

Staff Accountant – Accounting

Kathy Suchon
Kathy Suchon, MS

Lead Regional Adoption Caseworker – Birth Parent Services

Ashley Swords
Ashley Swords, BSW

Post Adoption Program Support

Hannah Talley
Hannah Talley, LMSW

Birth Parent Caseworker – Birth Parent Services

Jackie Teixeira
Jackie Teixeira

Program Assistant – New Beginnings

Jessica Tibbets
Jessica Tibbets, LMSW

Post-Adoption Administrative Support

Demeen Tilley
Demeen Tilley, MSW

Night Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Kerry Tobar
Kerry Tobar

Lead Adoption Educator – Education and Communication

Sue Turner
Sue Turner

Program Assistant – Domestic Infant

Misty Walden
Misty Walden

Regional Birth Parent Caseworker – Birth Parent Services

Macie Wallace
Macie Wallace, LMSW

Birth Parent Caseworker – BPS

Brittany Wertz
Brittany Wertz, LMSW

Matching Caseworker – New Beginnings

Ashley Whiteside
Ashley Whiteside, LMSW, LCPAA

Director of Domestic Adoptive Parent Services – Dometic Infant

Glynna Wilson
Glynna Wilson

Insurance Coordinator – Business Services

Jennifer Word
Jennifer Word, BS

On-Call Residential Coordinator – Gladney Home

Gongzhan Wu
Gongzhan Wu, PHM

Vice President & Executive Director - Asia