Please Meet Our Florida, New York, and Ohio Staff.

Adoption STAR is often praised for the level of commitment of its staff. You will often find staff members coming into work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of clients and to conduct adoptive placements.

The agency is proud of its incredibly dedicated employees. Not only are many of them personally touched by adoption, but the qualifications of the staff are impressive, including degrees in Social Work, Psychology, Education and other related field. Their combined expertise, training and passion is the secret to the success of Adoption STAR

Adoption STAR staff includes full-time and part-time employees. These individuals consistently deliver a high level of integrity, confidentiality and personalized attention.

The agency invites you to get to know the staff personally by sending them an email, telephoning the agency or simply dropping by the office. Click on their name under their picture and read about each Adoption STAR staff member.

If you move your mouse over the child photo you will see the staff person as they are today – all grown up!

New York

Client Support Staff


Shannon Boeheim, MSW
Adoptive Parent Social Worker and Family Advocate


Erin Hutchison, LMHC
Adoption Counselor and Family Advocate


Rachael Metz, LCSW
Adoptive Parent Social Worker and Family Advocate


Megan Montgomery, LMSW
International Adoption Coordinator


Susan Reardon
Adoptive Parent Mentor & Coach


Sue Shaw, BS
Birth Parent Department Supervisor and Birth Family Advocate

 

Field Social Workers


Ladi Agahiu, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker

Steven M. Baranowski, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker

Jessica Brumbaugh, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker

Becki Buck, MSW, LSW
Adoption Social Worker

Kathleen Cores, MSW, LCSW
Adoption Social Worker

Marie Dolfi, LCSW
Adoption Social Worker
Rachel Edricks, LCSW
Rachel Edricks, LCSW
Adoption Social Worker

Mary-Jean Gianquinto, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker

Lynlee Hochrad, LMSW, MPH
Adoption Social Worker

Kaitlin Incorvia, MSW
Adoption Social Worker

Michele A. Kirsh, M.S. Ed.
Adoption Social Worker

Frances Martin, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker

Heather Mauro, MSW
Adoption Social Worker

Stephanie Meeker, MS
Adoption Counselor

Joyce Morier, MSW
Adoption Social Worker

Laurel Pfund-Byron, M.S. Ed.
Adoption Counselor

Susan Roman, MSW
Adoption Social Worker

Stephanie M. Shaw, M.S., C.R.C.
Adoption Counselor

Peter Winkler, LMSW
Adoption Social Worker
Chinequia Williams
Chinequia Williams, MSW
Adoption Social Worker

 

Client Relationship, Compliance, and Administrative Staff


Zack Fried
Client Relationship Manager & Adult Adoptee Support Group Leader


Lisa Geiger, MS
Compliance Associate


Stephanie Velez, MSW
Intake Specialist, Adoption Social Worker


Chris Fancher
Tapestry Books Resource Associate

Theresa Cushman
Theresa Cushman
Office & Bookkeeping Manager


Mitch Jasinski
Administrative Support


Nobie Fried
Birth Parent Department Assistant


Flory G. Herman, Esq.
Counsel Emeritus

Executive Staff


Michele Fried, BS
Founder & CEO


Michael Hill, MS
Agency Associate Director


Kathy Crissey, MS, LMHC
Director of Adoption


Lori Craig, BS
Executive Assistant

Marketing and Development


Kristin Ackerman
Development Associate


Geoff Forman
Internet Marketing Specialist


Nicole Tartaglia
Web Designer and Programming

Ohio


April Fong, MSW, LSW
Ohio Program Director


Amy Deeds, MSEd., LPCC
Adoption Assessor

April Hughes, MSSW, LSW
Adoption Social Worker

Carol Lamb, BSSW, LSW
Client Support


Tyla Dudley, MSW, LSW
Adoption Assessor

Christi Scheid, BS
Adoption Assessor

Florida


Katie Jay, Esq.
Florida Director of Operations and Legal Services


Alice Kelly, BA
Florida Program Director

Stacey Levine, LMHC
Adoption Social Worker