Children Awaiting Parents Leadership
Pat Burks: Acting Executive Director, Maryjane Link: Board Advisor, Lisa Best: Director of Development & Melanie Schmidt: Adoption Supervisor
Veronica Black: Community Outreach Specialist, Ilona Frederick: Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter, David Carsel: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant & Kate Runyan: Marketing Specialist
Board of Directors
Children Awaiting Parents is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors, many of whom have personal experience with adoption. The Board of Directors helps Children Awaiting Parents evaluate how programs and content serve the needs and interests of our children.
Daryl M. Dickson, Ph.D. - Chair
Larry Shannon-Missal - Vice President
Research Manager, Harris Poll, Harris interactive
Matt Reynell - Secretary
Sr. Financial & Information Specialist
Rochester Institution of Technology
Bill Nelkin - Treasurer
Branch Manager, First Niagara Bank
Barbara H. Sassano - Emeritus President
Owner of August Moon Imports
The Reverend Mr. David A. Cadregari
Deacon, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
Computer Security Analyst, Energyeast Corp.
Retired Town Supervisor, Brighton New York
CPA at Mengel, Metzgar, Barr & Co. LLP
Retired Regional Adoption Specialist, NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Retired Chairman & CEO, MRB Group Engineering Architecture & Surveying, P.C.
Big Thinkers, LLC.
Retired Director of Pension Investments, Eastman Kodak Company
Director of Marketing & Communications at St. Joseph's Villa