OUR team

OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

HOLLEN FRAZIER

President

JODI MIYAMA, MSW

Vice President of Adoption Services

KIERSTEN LUGINBILL

Vice President of International Programs

ANDY SEARS

Vice President of Advancement

ANGELA HOOD

Vice President of Marketing

FELICIA CHRISTENSEN

Vice President of Business Services

DAVID ARCHER

Vice President of Information Technology

ADOPTION & ORPHAN CARE

JULIE SALWASSER

Director of Adoption

MELISSA JOYCE

International Adoption Specialist

ASHLEY CREASON, MSW

International Adoption Specialist

CONNIE CUMMINGS

International Adoption Specialist

NIKKI POTTER, MSW

Director of Education & Post Adoption Services

ALISON ARCHER

Adoption Advisor

LYLA OMERNIK

Adoption Advisor

KAYLA HOLDER-TORRES

Southwest Regional Director

MARY TYLER, LISW

Midwest Regional Director

REBECCA HOBSON, LMSW

Michigan State Director

KENDALL FACER

Adoption Services Intern

HALEY WHITAKER

Adoption Services Intern

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

TATIANA FREGOSI

International Programs Coordinator

ANGELYN SALYER

International Programs Coordinator

ADVANCEMENT

GABRIEL WALDER

Director of Advancement

BRAD VAN STAVERN

Southwest Advancement Officer

KELSEY RIORDAN

Sponsorship Director

KARA BARLOW

Sponsorship Coordinator

HANNAH ABEBE

Sponsorship Coordinator

MARKETING

KAITLYN BRUNO

Marketing Manager

DAYN ARNOLD

International Video Specialist

SKYLER PACE

Marketing Coordinator

BUSINESS SERVICES

HAYLEY PATTON

Director of Finance

OUR BOARD

NATE DAWSON

Board Chair

Nate joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He is the Program Administrator for Pediatric Cardiology at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Nate is an adoptive father and has actively participated in mission trips and efforts to care for orphans.

BRIAN LIVERMAN

Secretary

Brian joined the board of directors in 2015. He is an adoptive father and an active Ethiopia mission trip participant. Brian is a partner at Peloton Commercial Real Estate in Austin, Texas.

ADAM TODD, CFP

Finance

Adam lives in Austin, TX with his wife and 3 children.  He is managing partner and senior adviser for a wealth advisery business specializing in small business owners, and he brings a finance and accounting background to serve AGCI.  Adam and his wife are AGCI adoptive parents and advocates for the mission of AGCI.

SUZANNE EMERY

Board Member

Suzanne lives in Portland, Oregon and spent much of the last 20 years living in Costa Rica as a missionary. In Costa Rica, she worked as a Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner where she specialized in training caregivers on how to care for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  She currently lives in the states with her two adoptive sons who have FASD. She is the Executive Director of Created to be Free and sits on the Board of Directors for the Facets organization.

JERRY STRICKLAND

Board Member

Jerry lives in Austin, Texas and is the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office in the State of Texas. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of Policy and Child Advocacy. Jerry and his wife have fostered a number of children and adopted one through the foster care system in Texas.

LEANNE MESSER

Board Member

Leanne lives in Austin, Texas and is very tied to the adoption community. Leanne is an adult adoptee and her entire family was built through adoption. Leanne’s background is in law and she was instrumental in rewriting New Mexico’s practices for reunification of foster children.  Currently, she is the Headmaster at a Christian school where she oversees two campuses.

ANGELA MORRILL

Board Member

Angela lives in “Hoodriver-ish”, Oregon.  Angela is an AGCI adoptive mother and advocate. Additionally, Angela owns her own law practice where she works with large corporations on Corporate Compliance and International Contracts/Law.

TISHA GAYNOR, MSW

Board Member

Tisha resides in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Mental Health Therapist at the International Adoption Center—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, serving children and families of international adoption. Her background with children who have experienced significant developmental traumas as a result of poverty, institutionalization, and separation; uniquely qualifies her with a depth of understanding that profoundly benefits the AGCI team.