How Can We Help You?

NACAC’s staff have extensive knowledge of child welfare, the effects of trauma on children, adoption from foster care, post-adoption issues, and adoption competency for professionals. We also have a passion to ensure that children have families and families have the support they need. Please contact us if there’s a way we can help you.

If you have a question and don’t know whom to talk to, contact 651-644-3036 or

Marvaleen Atlas, Program Assistant, 651-644-3036 x110

Ginny Blade, Adoptive Foster Kinship Connections Manager, 763-415-0932 or 651-644-3036 x111

Mary Boo, Executive Director, 651-644-3036 x119

Jerome Brown, Youth Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Barb Clark, Parent Support Coordinator, 651-644-3036 x113

Britt Cloudsdale, Program Coordinator, AdoptUSKids Family Support Team

Sandy Davis, Conference Coordinator, 763-401-0613

Kari Fletcher, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 507-380-4916

Nitara Frost, Parent Support Specialist

Ashley Hanson, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Karla King, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Amy Kinney, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Josh Kroll, Adoption Subsidy Resource Center Coordinator, 651-644-3036 x115

Anna Libertin, Communications Specialist, 651-644-3036 x114

Lucius Luther, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 763-244-6634

Mary Lyons, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 763-415-0779

Deb Reisner, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota), 612-443-1761

Nick Schanilec, Administrative Assistant, 651-644-3036 x117

Fonda Smith, Parent Support Specialist (Minnesota)

Kim Stevens, Project Manager, 508-254-2200

Becky Tempest, Administrative Assistant, 651-644-3036 x125

Carey Tompkins, Program Coordinator, National Training and Development Curriculum, 763-290-4604

Mercedes Zahler, Youth Engagement Coordinator, 651-644-3036 x112

Our Mission

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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