OUR team

OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

HOLLEN FRAZIER

President

AMY MULLEN, MSW

Vice President of Adoption Services

JODI MIYAMA, MSW

Vice President of Clinical & Family 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

SOOJIN PARK

International Adoption Specialist

MELISSA JOYCE

International Adoption Specialist

ASHLEY CREASON, MSW

International Adoption Specialist

CASEY WILLIAMS

International Adoption Specialist

NIKKI POTTER, MSW

Director of Education & Post Adoption Services

TANNA BECKER

Adoption Services Intern

MARY TYLER

Midwest Regional Director

KATE MCDODSON

Adoption Advisor

KATIE GARVISON

Post Adoption Coordinator

ALLISON KILLEEN

Adoption Services Intern

REBECCA HOBSON, LMSW

Michigan State Director

JENNIFER JACOBS, MSW

Adoption Advisor

TATIANA FREGOSI

International Program Coordinator

ADVANCEMENT

JULIE SALWASSER

National Advancement Officer

LISA GORE

Southeast Advancement Officer

KARA BARLOW

Sponsorship Coordinator

HANNAH ABEBE

Advancement and Orphan Care Intern

BUSINESS SERVICES

HAYLEY PATTON

Director of Finance

MARIANNA HANCHETT

Accountant

KELSEY RIORDAN

Office Manager

MARKETING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

KAITLYN BRUNO

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

DAYN ARNOLD

International Video Specialist

CATHERINE WARD

Marketing Assistant

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.

MARIAH KOLPEK

Board Vice Chair

Mariah, owner of Gray Communications and partner of Lu-See Media, Inc., has more than 20 years experience in television news reporting, video production, marketing and public relations. In 2008, Mariah and her team produced “Love Knows No Borders,” a documentary focusing on Bulgaria, orphans and international adoption. Mariah and her husband Kole adopted their son Carter from Bulgaria in 2001 and daughter Jordan from China in 2007.

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.

TYLER DAVID

Board Member

Tyler lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and 3 children. As a pastor at his church, he has been teaching, preaching, and sharing how to live out the gospel in every area of life for several years, which equips him with a Biblical perspective and insight for AGCI to utilize.

TISHA WAY, 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.