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Board of Directors

Susan Neely: Chair
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

Rita Lewis: Vice Chair
President, RML Strategies

Brian Graff: Treasurer
CEO, American Retirement Association

Susan Hirschmann: Secretary
CEO, Williams & Jensen      

Kim Carver
Vice President Government Relations, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.

Kelly Gage
Director of Advancement, Nomi Network

Sarah Gesiriech
Principal, 127 Strategies / Former U.S. Government Special Advisor on Children in Adversity / CCAI Advisory Council Chair

The Honorable Mary L. Landrieu
Former U.S. Senator of Louisiana / Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman LLP

Joyce Rogers
Vice President of U.S. Policy & Public Affairs, Pfizer

Rick Spielman
General Manager, NFL 

Russ Sullivan
Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP


Advisory Council

Sarah Gesiriech, Chair

Principal, 127 Strategies

Jelani Freeman, Vice Chair


Lauren Behsudi

Senior Advisor, Administration for Children and Families/Casey Family Programs

Dan Berger

Attorney, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

Lisa Boudreau

Director of Advocacy and Strategic Messaging, Parents as Teachers National Center

Allison Coble

Project Manager, Faith to Action Initiative

Ian Forber-Pratt

Director of Global Advocacy & Growth, CERI

Dr. Sharon Ford

Director of Foster Care and Adoption, Focus on the Family

Philip Goldman

Founder and President, Maestral

Bethany Haley

Former Executive Director, CCAI

Daniel Heimpel

Founder and Board Chair, Fostering Media Connections

D.J. Jordan

Senior Vice President, Pinkston Public Relations

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik

President, Sagitta Solutions L.L.C.

Jaia Peterson Lent

Deputy Executive Director, Generations United

Jedd Medefind

President, Christian Alliance for Orphans

Amnoni Myers

Consultant, Public Speaker, Author

Jennifer Perry

Executive Director, Children's Action Network

Rebecca Robuck

Policy Director, ChildFocus

Christopher Baker-Scott

Executive Director, Sun Scholars Inc.

Rita Soronen

President and CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Kathleen Strottman

Partner, Glen Vista Partners LLC

Nicole Taylor

Executive Director, Congregation for Kids

Rebecca Vahle

Executive Director and Founder, Family to Family