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.
Get to know our adoption agency staff...
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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
Angeline Maughan Ann Ronhock Jennifer Shanks Kathy Sims Lori Johnson Liz Katzman Pat Rose
Barbara Kluger Bobbi Cohen Cathy Sabo Debbie Driessen Lauren Marcus Lindsay Conover Phyllis Kaplan
Jessica Marks (PA Office Director) Amber Jasinski Jennifer Price
Ed Appler III (AR Program Director)
June Lewis (FL Regional Office Director) Johanna Araujo (FL Office Manager) Adrienne Rich Hoffman Eileen McConoughey Margot Logan
Jennifer O'Leary (TX Licensed Administrator) Alyssia Anderson Kaci Krpec Kendall Clark Kira Casimir Susan Ketter Joy Maguire Marcy Pederson Wynne Melland
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