Leadership

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.

Directors

Bob Herne, MSW
Bob Herne, MSW

Principal investigator and national project director for AdoptUSKids

Anna Marshall
Anna Marshall

Digital media director for AdoptUSKids

Melissa Otero
Melissa Otero

National campaign director for AdoptUSKids

Tracy Serdjenian, MSW
Tracy Serdjenian, MSW

Director of capacity building and engagement for AdoptUSKids

Melinda Lis, MSW
Melinda Lis, MSW

Minority Professional Leadership Development project director

Senior advisors

Susan Ayers-Lopez
Susan Ayers-Lopez

Social science and humanities research associate, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Mary Boo
Mary Boo

Executive director, North American Council on Adoptable Children

Kamilah Bunn
Kamilah Bunn

CEO, Adoption Exchange Association

Robert Hunner
Robert Hunner

Executive director, Northwest Resource Associates

Ruth McRoy, PhD
Ruth McRoy, PhD

Research professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Melody Roe
Melody Roe

Senior vice president of programs, The Adoption Exchange