Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, comprised of adoption professionals, academics, adopted people, adoptive parents, first/birth parents, business leaders and other people concerned about adoption, governs the Adoption Institute’s operations and activities.

Greg Ammon
Bruce A. Boyer
Kim Donaldson
Jennifer Evans, Vice President
Hollis Forbes, Treasurer
Lynn C. Franklin, Secretary
Kathleen Hricik
Jurate Kazickas

Annie Lansing
Lorna Lowe
Leslie Pate Mackinnon
Sandy McManus
Ruth McRoy
Douglas Mehne
Susan Notkin, Chairperson
James W. Stevens

Honorary Board

The Honorary Board is composed of distinguished professionals in the fields of adoption, business and entertainment who have committed themselves to increase the Institute’s impact, resources and support.

Dr. Jane Aronson – Former Institute Board member pediatrician and leading expert on internationally adopted children’s health needs, and founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Kristin Chenoweth – Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer author and an adopted person

Jane and Bill Donaldson – Leaders in the fields of finance, philanthropy and education, and adoptive parents

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness – Actors, advocates for orphans worldwide, and adoptive parents

Chris James-Brown – President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America

Peter Levine – CAA agent, former Institute Board member, and an adoptive parent

Sue Naegle – Adoptive parent

Sharon Roszia – Foster/Adoption Program Manager with Kinship Center in California