Meet the AdoptUSKids directors and senior advisors
The AdoptUSKids collaboration is led by an expert team of people located across the country, all working together to provide free services to foster and adoptive families and the US states, territories, tribes, and courts that serve them.
This group of professionals represents a variety of fields and areas of expertise—from adoption and child welfare to research, data, and technology.
Bob Herne, MSW
Principal investigator and national project director for AdoptUSKids
Digital media director for AdoptUSKids
National campaign director for AdoptUSKids
Melinda Lis, MSW
Minority Professional Leadership Development project director
Social science and humanities research associate, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
Executive director, North American Council on Adoptable Children
CEO, Adoption Exchange Association
Executive director, Northwest Resource Associates
Ruth McRoy, PhD
Research professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
Senior vice president of programs, The Adoption Exchange