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Our Team

Leadership

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HOLLEN FRAZIER

President
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NATE DAWSON

Chief Operating Officer
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KIERSTEN LUGINBILL

Chief Programs Officer
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KIM WESTFAHL

Vice President of Adoption
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Courtney Hohenlohe Langenburg

Vice President of Advancement
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ANGELA HOOD

Vice President of Marketing
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FELICIA CHRISTENSEN, MBA

Vice President of Finance
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Faith Eason

Executive Assistant to the President

Adoption

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TRUDY LANDIS

Director of Education
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KATHERINE MOSHIER, M.ED., LPC, LCPAA

Director of Family Services
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MARIA GOCKE, MSW

Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance
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JENNIFER JACOBS, MSW

International Adoption Specialist
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LYLA OMERNIK

International Adoption Specialist
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TIANA WOLFLEY, SSW

International Adoption Specialist

International Programs

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DAVID RANDALL

Director of Child & Family Support Services
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JILL CREWES, MSW

Director of Child & Family Support Services
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ANGELYN SALYER

Africa Programs Director

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TAYLOR MAREK

Asia & Europe Programs Director
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EMILY PULLEY

Latin America Programs Director
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SAMANTHA CAHILL

Director of Measurement & Evaluation
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HECTOR CHACON

International Program Specialist
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AMANUEL ROBA

Associate Director of Sponsorship

Advancement

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BRAD VAN STAVERN

Senior Southwest Advancement Officer
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CHERIE DUGGAN

Southeast Advancement Officer
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COURTNEY ONEAL

Southwest Advancement Officer
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CAMPBELL HAUG

Director of Annual Giving
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SARAH ALFIERI

Mid-Level Gift Officer
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KayLee O'Brien

Advancement Operations Analyst

Marketing

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JEP ROBERTSON

Brand Ambassador
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KAITLYN SCHIRLE

Director of Marketing
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TESSA RYLANT

Marketing Specialist
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KALI HENKE

Marketing Specialist

Business Services

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ANGELA ESKEW

Senior Accountant
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BETH MALDONADO

Accounts Receivable Accountant
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Elizabeth Williams

Human Resources Manager
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MATT HOLMGREN

IT Manager

Our Board

BRITTANY NORMAN

Board Chair
Brittany is an AGCI adoptive parent and mother of 5. Professionally, she is an entrepreneur and investor. She is actively involved in her church, local community and with her husband and family are using their time and capacity to seek sustainable solutions to issues of global health and poverty, abuse, vulnerable children and trafficking.

JIM THOMAS
Vice Chair

Jim is an adoptive father of 6 and longtime supporter of AGCI. Active advocates for vulnerable children, Jim and his wife Lyn have firsthand experience with international and special needs adoptions. Currently, Jim is raising his family in Milton, Georgia and leads a commercial HVAC & Building Automation company serving the Atlanta area.

LEANNE MESSER

Secretary
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.

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 advisory 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.

JERRY STRICKLAND

Board Member
Jerry lives in Austin, Texas and is Vice President and Texas Director for the BGR Group Government Affairs. Jerry leads the firm’s Texas practice and provides lobbying and consulting services at the federal level and in states across the country. Prior to that Jerry was 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.

AMANDA PURVIS

Board Member
Amanda lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband David and their five children, three of whom joined their family through adoption. Amanda is a consultant with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at Texas Christian University. At KPICD, her main focus is instructing systems, organizations, and professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®).

SARAH WHITLEY

Board Member

Sarah manages donor relations across the state and country for the Texans for Greg Abbott campaign. Prior to working for Governor Abbott, Sarah worked for Susan Combs, serving as a member of her advisory team, Chief of Staff at the Comptroller’s Office, and managed her various campaigns. Sarah and her husband reside in Austin, Texas, and have two children, one of which joined their family through adoption.

JULIE PURVIS 

Board Member

A mother of four, two of which joined their family through AGCI’s international adoption programs, Julie is deeply committed to AGCI’s work to break cycles of trauma. Professionally, Julie previously worked in medicine as a Physician Assistant and alongside her husband, Dan, was involved in startup of a medical device company that specializes in active implantable devices.

ELLI D’EATH 

Board Member

Elli and her husband live in Birmingham, Alabama. Elli is an adult adoptee through AGCI’s Bulgaria program. Professionally, Elli works in the medical device industry. In her free time, she enjoys playing pickleball, reading, and spending time with her family.