Kids Need Families and Families Need Support

Adoption Myth #3

"The race of the child is the single most important factor in the adoption."

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Board of Directors

Our organization is led by a dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom have a direct adoption connection. The Board includes adoptive parents, adoptees, social workers, lawyers, business owners, and corporate executives. Their vision and passion for adoption propels the organization forward.


The ACO has board committees that support planning:

  • Fund Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee

 

 

 

Click on the name to learn more about each member:

Karen Serblowski - Chair

Karen joined the board in September 2016. She has her Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with a focus on board governance and corporate social responsibility, and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Karen is currently the Health, Safety and Organizational Development Manager for the Electrical Safety Authority where she enthusiastically works towards creating and sustaining a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. Over the last several years she has led the building and execution of the Leadership Development programs, and chairing the Centre of Excellence team tasked with embedding Change Management practices.

As an adoptee, she is passionate about ensuring every child and youth not only finds their “Forever Family”, but that families and adoptees have ongoing support systems. Karen’s supportive husband and two energetic children inspire her to be grateful for every day and live her life’s purpose.

» Sherri Kinch - Secretary

» Marino Felice - Treasurer

» Amy Diaz

» Lisette Gelinas

» Sheryl Ederman

» Breann Kirincich

» Susan Watt

» Nancy Dale

» Valerie D'Paiva