Board of Directors

Voice for Adoption's (VFA) board of directors currently consists of 17 member agencies. Each agency plays a vital role in guiding VFA's policy and advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill. Agencies can assign whomever they choose to represent their organization on the board. There are a total of 21 board positions available, and agencies must go through an application process and VFA board review and approval. Contact the director with questions via email at

Adopt America Network
Wendy Spoerl, President
Toledo, OH
Adopt America Network
Adoption Exchange Association - Founding Agency
Kamilah Bunn, Chief Executive Officer
Linthicum, MD -
Adoption Exchange Association
Adoption Rhode Island
Darlene Allen, Executive Director
Rhode Island 
Adoption Rhode Island
Child Welfare League of America - Founding Agency
John Sciamanna
Washington, D.C.
Child Welfare League of America
Children Awaiting Parents, Founding Agency
Charles Reaves, Executive Director
Rochester, NY
Children Awaiting Parents
Consortium for Children
Kate Cleary, Executive Director
Board Vice Chair
San Rafael, CA
Consortium for Children
Waiting Child Fund
Mike Kenny, Executive Director
Cleveland, OH
Family Builders Network
Foster Adopt Connect
Lori Ross, Chief Operating Officer
Independence, MO
Foster Adopt Connect
Kinship Center: Seneca Family of Agencies
Carol Bishop, Statewide Adoption Policy Director
Board Secretary
Salinas, CA
Kinship Center: Seneca Family of Agencies

National Adoption Center- Founding Agency
Ken Mullner, Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA

New York Council on Adoptable Children (COAC)
Joann Buttaro, Executive Director
New York, NY

New York Council on Adoptable Children (COAC)

North American Council on Adoptable Children - Founding Agency
Mary Boo, Executive Director
Policy Committee Chair
Saint Paul, MN
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Sierra Forever Families
Bob Herne, Chief Executive Officer
Sacramento, CA 
Sierra Forever Families
Spaulding for Children - Founding Agency 
Melinda Lis, Vice President
Board Chair -
Southfield, MI
Spaulding for Children

The Adoption Exchange, Inc. - Founding Agency
Lauren Arnold, Executive Director
Nomination Committee Chair
Aurora, CO
The Adoption Exchange

Three Rivers Adoption Council
Jackie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer
Pittsburgh, PA

Three Rivers Adoption Council

Advisory Board Members

Joe Kroll, former Executive Director
Advisor Board Member
Saint Paul, MN
Pat O'Brien, former Director
Advisory Board Member
Brooklyn, NY