Building Arizona Family Staff

Our Staff

KellyR Kelly R., President and Social Services Director
Kelly has a Masters Degree in School Counseling and a Liberal Science Degree in Family Studies and Human Development. Kelly has experience as a school counselor, social worker, mental health case worker, and is bilingual in Spanish. Above all, Kelly is married and the proud mother of four children.
Angie Angie P., Vice President and Agency Employee Director
Angie has a Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in writing. Angie has experience as a 2nd grade teacher and is the adoptive mother of three siblings from Russia.
IMG_5129 Adam S., Director of Business Operations
Adam is an Arizona native with 17 years of experience in business management. Adam is the proud father of 3 children; two boys and a girl.
Scott P., Professional Standards Administrator
Scott is an Arizona native with 28 years of local law enforcement experience, retiring with the rank of Captain. He is a Grand Canyon University graduate of their Public Administration program and a training instructor in the fields of Ethics, Liability Issues, and Employee Safety. Scott is the proud adoptive father of three siblings from Russia.
Becky M., Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager
Becky is married and the proud mother of two sons, both adopted at birth. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from Ottawa University. She has experience with children and families working as a director of children’s ministries.
Jennifer W., Administrative Assistant
Jennifer is married and the proud mother of 3 children, two girls and one boy. Jennifer joined Building Arizona Families in February 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.
Jennifer A., Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager
Jennifer is married and the proud mother of 2 daughters and 1 son. Also, proud grandmother of 2 granddaughters. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Canyon University. She has experience with children and families working as a Case Manager for State of Arizona Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Unit, Paraprofessional at an Elementary School, Case Manager for State of Arizona JOBS Program, and Eligibility Technician 111/AES for Riverside County Department of Social Services.
IMG_5120 Michelle R., Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager

Michelle is a native to Arizona and has two adult children. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Sociology, a master’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, and an unconferred doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership. Michelle has a background in working with children and families, domestic violence advocacy and counseling, medical and behavioral health case management, criminal justice system, substance abuse, community outreach, and education.
Catherine M., Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager

Catherine has her bachelors degree in Social Work. She has experience in the foster care system and licensing foster/ adoptive families, she has also worked specifically with teenagers aging out of the foster care system. Catherine loves working in the domestic program and helping bring about forever families through adoption.
IMG_5119 Taylor O., Domestic Adoption Case Manager/Case Aide

Taylor is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has experience working with children, young adults and families in various capacities, including an internship with a foster care agency. In her free time, Taylor likes to spend time with her family and her dogs.
Karly S., Domestic Adoption Case Manager

Karly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. She is married and the proud mother of two daughters, both adopted internationally. She and her husband are also licensed foster parents. Karly has experience as a social worker supporting children and families who are survivors of domestic violence, and families who are experiencing homelessness.
Robyn F., Match Coordinator

Robyn is married and the proud mother of 4 children, one recently adopted at birth. She studied Business Management and Education at the University of Kentucky.  She has experience teaching children in primary and secondary schools as well as prior office management proficiency.
Cassandra R., Case Manager Assistant

Cassandra has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Psychology, both from Grand Canyon University. She has had many years of experience working with children and is currently the director of children’s ministry at her church. Cassandra is married and expecting her first baby girl with her husband, and anxiously awaiting her arrival.
Heather K., Administrative Assistant/Driver

Heather is married and mother to seven children, four biological, two adopted and one foster son. She has experience working with foster children and pregnant teenagers in group home settings. She was adopted at birth and is an Arizona native.
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Katya P., Administrative Assistant

Katya was adopted from Russia when she was 10 years old.  She is proud to now be able to help other children find their forever families!  Katya is currently a college student going into the field of teaching.  Katya donates her time to sew and sell dolls to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti.
Patrick C.,  Social Worker
Patrick is the proud father of a son and two daughters. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice with a minor in Sociology. Patrick has been working with children and families for over 15 years. His experience encompasses writing a variety of different reports directly submitted to the juvenile court.
Sharon C.

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IMG_5168 Lisa S.

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Lisa P., International Program Coordinator

Lisa has been with BAF for ten years as a social worker and program coordinator for the international programs. She has adopted international four times and really enjoys building lasting relationship with each BAF family.