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Children Awaiting Parents' Board of Directors

Children Awaiting Parents is governed by a dedicated board of directors, many of whom have personal experience with adoption. 




Larry Shannon-Missal - Managing Editor, The Harris Poll, Nielsen

Daryl M. Dickson, Ph.D. - Emeritus President
Dickson Consulting

Maryjane Link - Vice President
Retired Regional Adoption Specialist, 
NYS Office of Children and Family Services 
Jeffery Clark- Secretary                Attorney, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
Susan Lebbon- Treasurer 
CPA at Mengel, Metzgar, Barr & Co. LLP




Jane August - Co-Owner, August Moon Imports & World Tae Kwon Do Center

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bringewatt, MSW, Ph.D. Child Trends

Michael J. Cicero, CAIA - Vice President, Investment Officer and Consultant, Genesee Valley Trust

Amy Crossed-Rieck - Fairport Central School District

Michele Ely - Co-Founder of Children Awaiting Parents and Community Volunteer 

Honorable Sandra Frankel - Retired Town Supervisor, Brighton New York
Vincent Harper, Admin Vice President, M&T Bank
Jesse LucasRochester Riverside Convention Center

Honorable Michael J Miller - Retired Family Court Judge and NYS Attorney

Russell Olson - Retired Director of Pension Investments
Eastman Kodak Company  
Lynn Marie ScalzoExcellus Blue Cross Blue Shield 
Matthew SitlerPaychex