AEA Board of Directors
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Board of Directors


AEA is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors comprised of experienced leaders in adoption. 


Jacqueline Wilson, President

TRAC Services for Families

Pittsburgh, PA


Darlene Allen, Vice President

Adoption Rhode Island

Providence, RI


Maria Quintanilla, Secretary 

Latino Family Institute

West Covina, CA 


Joe Haynes, Treasurer     

Adoption Advocacy   

Easley, SC


Deborah Burrus

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Atlanta, GA 


Oriana Carey

Coalition of Coalition for Children, Youth and Families

Milwaukee, WI


Lisa Funaro

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Boston, MA


Janice Goldwater

Adoptions Together

Calverton, MD


Virginia "Ginny" Kenny

The State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families s

Trenton, NJ


Bob Rooks

Florida’s Adoption Information Center

Jacksonville, FL


Melody Roe

The Adoption Exchange

Aurora, CO


Wendy Spoerl

Adopt America Network

Toledo, OH 


Rich Valenza

Raise A Child 

Los Angeles, CA 



ex officio - non-voting member: Kamilah Bunn, Adoption Exchange Association