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Our Staff

Get to know our adoption agency staff...

Ruth Rich

Executive Director

Ruth Rich, BA, serves as Alliance for Children’s Executive Director and offers years of experience working at the agency, having been with Alliance since 1984.  Ruthie is a graduate of Boston University.  Ruthie oversees all domestic and international programs at Alliance for Children.  Before serving as Executive Director, Ruthie worked as the agency’s China and Russia Program Director. She feels honored to be a part of the adoption story of hundreds of families and cherishes the special connections that she has made along the way. In addition to her years of experience in the adoption field, Ruthie also makes world famous brownies!

Renee Lubowich

Clinical Director

Renee Lubowich, LICSW, serves as the agency’s Clinical Director.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University.  Renee has worked for Alliance for Children since 1998.  She has devoted herself to both domestic and international adoption, as a social worker, supervisor, program coordinator, counselor, and therapist. Renee is deeply touched by all of the wonderful people she has met through adoption and often thinks of the many children she has come to know. In her free time, she enjoys a range a creative crafts and projects.

Vivian Cone

Director of Professional Services and International Program Coordinator

Vivian Cone, MSSS, LICSW, serves as the agency’s Director of Professional Services and International Program Coordinator.  She is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Boston University. Vivian has worked at Alliance for Children since 1980 and specializes in international adoption. Adoption is her passion, both professionally and personally.  Vivian has touched thousands of lives over the years, something she values deeply.

Sasha Martone

Domestic Adoption Services Director

Sasha Martone, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, serves as the agency’s Domestic Adoption Services Director.  She is licensed to practice social work in Massachusetts and New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and  Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. Sasha has worked for Alliance for Children since 2013.  She has spent more than two decades specializing in working with children and families in both agency and private counseling settings.

Nancy Morin

Birth Parent Liaison and ICPC Specialist

Nancy Morin serves as the agency’s Birth Parent Liaison and ICPC Specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.  Nancy has worked at Alliance for Children for 12 years and specializes in Birth Parent Care & Case Coordination. In Nancy's free time, she volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in state custody.

Megan Chen

International Program Coordinator

Megan Chen serves as the agency’s International Program Director. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Megan has worked at Alliance for Children since April 2007 and specializes in international adoptions. Megan enjoys traveling and values the many trips she has made to orphanages overseas. In her spare time, she works with adults with special needs, teaches yoga and spends time with her husband and son.

Jenn Tobin

Communications Coordinator

Jennifer Tobin serves as Alliance for Children’s Communications Coordinator.  She is a certified Paralegal from Bridegewater State College. Jenn has worked at the agency since 2001 and specializes in immigration services, international adoptions and overseeing the inner workings of the office. Throughout the years, Jenn has acted as a loving caregiver to dozens of children in her community. She especially loves spending time with her two nephews.

Karen Casper

Administrative Services Coordinator

Karen Casper serves as the agency’s Administrative Services Coordinator.  She is a graduate of DePaul University School of Public Service.  Karen has worked at Alliance for Children since 2014 and specializes in nonprofit management.

Michelle Durickas

Domestic Adoptive Parent Liaison

Michelle Durickas, MSW, serves as the Domestic Adoptive Parent Liaison. She is a graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work. Michelle has worked for Alliance for Children since November 2016 and specializes in children and family work. 

Abby Schneider

Program Assistant

Abby Schneider serves as Alliance for Children’s Program Assistant and has been with the agency since January 2016. She is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks. Abby is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in International Relations and Spanish. Abby loves to travel and cook, and she has a passion for international children’s issues.

Bonnie Delongchamp

Pregnancy Counselor

Bonnie Delongchamp, LSW, serves as the agency's pregnancy counselor. She is a Licensed Social Worker with a degree in Psychology from Worcester State University.  She has worked in adoption for over 16 years.

Jennifer O'Leary

Licensed Child Placing Administrator and Adoption Coordinator in Texas

Jennifer O'Leary, LBSW, LCPAA, serves as the Licensed Child Placing Administrator and Adoption Coordinator in Texas. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2002 with her Bachelors degree in Social Work and has been working in the adoption field since then. She started with Alliance for Children in February 2015. She has experience working with both adoptive families and birth parents as well as providing home study and post placement services. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, shopping, decorating and monogramming.

Local State Staff and Counselors

Alliance for Children’s staff also includes our local home study counselors, birth parent counselors and other state-specific staff. All of our staff are highly qualified and caring professionals.

MA-RI

Angeline Maughan
Ann Ronhock
Jennifer Shanks
Kathy Sims
Lori Johnson
Liz Katzman
Pat Rose

NJ

Barbara Kluger
Bobbi Cohen
Cathy Sabo
Debbie Driessen
Lauren Marcus
Lindsay Conover
Phyllis Kaplan

PA

Jessica Marks (PA Office Director)
Amber Jasinski
Jennifer Price

AR

Ed Appler III (AR Program Director)

FL

June Lewis (FL Regional Office Director)
Johanna Araujo (FL Office Manager)
Adrienne Rich Hoffman
Eileen McConoughey
Margot Logan

TX

Jennifer O'Leary (TX Licensed Administrator)
Alyssia Anderson
Kaci Krpec
Kendall Clark
Kira Casimir
Susan Ketter
Joy Maguire
Marcy Pederson
Wynne Melland

NY

Kathy Brodsky (NY Regional Representative)
Charlotte Ehrman
Dennis Cotter
Dina Rosenfeld
Gay Morrissey
Judy Schwartz
Lori Kling
Marci Schwartz-Ruff
Margaret Greenly
Mary Rose Wittman
Miriam Rosenberg-Sica
Pam DeMan
Steve Baranowski
Steve Moisoff
Vivian Ostrov