Meet Your AAC Board
Amy Winn - President - Santa Fe, NM
Amy may be reached at: 505.967.9286
|Amy Winn is an adoptee, a psychotherapist specializing in adoption issues and a decades long advocate for change and healing within the adoption constellation. I invite you to join me on my quest to educate, advocate and bring reform to our adoption world.|
|Roberta MacDonald is an adoptee, former AAC Board member, AAC Vice President, membership chair, event registrar and website administrator. Roberta was the founder of the North Carolina Coalition for Adoption Reform before moving to Florida. She was reunited with her birthmother in 1997. Since 2000 Roberta has been an advocate for adoption reform. She along with others helped to implement a CI program in North Carolina for adoptees, adoptees of deceased birth parents, siblings and continues to assist those in North Carolina to obtain a clean bill for access to original birth certificates.|
Susan may be reached at: 239-772-2727
|Susan Friel-Williams is currently the Vice President, Membership Chair and Southern Regional Director of the American Adoption Congress. She also administrates the AAC Facebook and Twitter accounts, edits and produces ‘The Beacon’ and is the Chairman for the Nominations and Elections process of the Organization. Susan has been active as a Florida State Representative since 2010, and expertly balances her career as a licensed private investigator with her volunteer positions with the AAC.|
Tim Monti-Wohlpart is a New York born adoptee, in reunion since 1998. In 2002 and 2003, he served as Vice President and Legislative Liaison for New York Statewide Adoption Reform. At that time, he lobbied for unrestricted original birth certificate access for adult adoptees. In 2015, he began a grass-roots effort to restore the unrestricted access bill after it was changed in June 2015. His public petition, supporting that effort, has been provided to key legislators, Governor Cuomo and the Department of Health. Tim joined the AAC Legislative Council in 2016. He holds a B.S. in marketing, with minor in political science, and a Master of Education. He lives in Brooklyn.
Getting a jump start into the world of digital marketing, Sarah started out with an SEO firm nearly 10 years ago, expanding her roles into social media, content management, and offering consulting services both locally and nationally. She has worked on several grassroots, field, and event marketing campaigns, and has worked to develop all types of content, including web, social, print, email, and scripting pieces across several industries. An adult adoptee in recent reunion, she understands the delicate balance of emotions, heart, and history that fuel the adoption community. As the former Content Manager and Community Director at Adoption.com, Sarah has continued to seek out opportunities where she can educate and share the voices and experiences of those within the adoption community.
Kris A. Probasco is an LCSW and LSCSW and one of Kansas City’s leading infertility and adoption counselors. With over 40 years of experience in private adoption, foster care adoption, open adoption, embryo adoption, donor conception, and adoption reform.
Shawna is a Texas born adoptee and fifth generation Texan. At age 40, she identified her birth family using DNA testing and shortly after, reunited with her birth parents and two siblings.
Thomas Rector’s experience as National Presenter, businessman, Open Adoption panelist, Foster Kinship Trainer, CASA, and the father of five has shaped new insights on how memories, environment, and human development shape our experiences and decisions.
Matthew Naylor is a California Adoptee and first learned of half of his adoption story in 2006 and the other half by attending an AAC Conference in 2014 and learning about DNA that has lead to his Puerto Rican ancestry. Matthew is the founder of the non-profit Marquee Academy of Performing Arts – serving under privilege music lessons as well as a board member for Well in the Desert serving the homeless issues in his community.
Leslie Livingston - Marketing Director - North Yarmouth, ME
Leslie Livingston is an adoptive mother of her son who was born in Cambodia. She holds a B.S. in Communication Disorders, an M.S. in Family Studies, and has spent her entire career working on behalf of children and families, first as a special educator in the public schools and then as a nonprofit administrator in agencies supporting children and families. Leslie has also been adjunct faculty in the Early Childhood Dept. of Kaplan University and has a private parent coaching practice.