AEA Board of Directors
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Board Members are responsible for:

  1. Deepening their knowledge of AEA 
  2. Attending Board of Directors Meetings
  3. Participating on a Board committee
  4. Developing and Completing an Annual Giving Plan
  5. Advocating for AEA
  6. Upholding ethical standards 

Current Roster: 

1. Ernesto Loperena, President

 New York Council on Adoptable Children

 New York, NY


2. Jacqueline Wilson, Vice President

 Three Rivers Adoption Council

 Pittsburgh, PA


3. Maria Quintanilla, Secretary

Latino Family Institute, Inc

West Covina, CA


4. Darlene Allen, Treasurer     

Adoption Rhode Island

Providence, RI


5. Deborah Burrus

State of Georgia 

Atlanta, GA 


6. Oriana Carey

Coalition of Coalition for Children, Youth and Families

Milwaukee, WI


7. Lisa Funaro

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Boston, MA


8. Janice Goldwater

Adoptions Together

Calverton, MD


9. Tyler Helbach 

Northwest Adoption Exchange

Seattle, WA 


10. Joe Haynes

Adoption Advocacy of South Carolina

Greenville, SC


11. Bob Rooks

Florida’s Adoption Information Center

Jacksonville, FL


12. Melody Roe

The Adoption Exchange

Aurora, CO


13. Wendy Spoerl

Adopt America Network

Toledo, OH 


14. Heidi Raubenolt

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange

Ann Arbor, MI


15. Rich Valenza

Raise A Child 

Los Angeles, CA 



ex officio - non-voting member

Kamilah Bunn 

 Adoption Exchange Association

Linthicum, MD