Meet Our Team

Lisa C. Qualls

Lisa C. Qualls serves the adoption community from her unique perspective as a birth mom, former foster youth, foster mom, and adoptive mom. Lisa is a TBRI Practitioner, Trauma Competent Caregiving trainer, and spiritual director. She is also the author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment (with Dr. Karyn Purvis), and co-author of Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith and Foundations for Overcoming and Preventing Blocked Care: The eight-session program for helping parents reclaim compassion. Lisa lives in Idaho with her husband Russ. They have twelve children by birth and adoption and two beautiful granddaughters.

Melissa Corkum

As an adoptee and adoptive mom, Melissa Corkum provides insight and resources to adoptees, parents and professionals through her speaking, coaching, and writing. She is a TED Speaker, Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner, Cultivate Connection Facilitator, and Certified Enneagram Coach. Additionally, she co-authored Reclaim Compassion and Foundations for Overcoming and Preventing Blocked Care. Melissa and Patrick live in Maryland and have six kids and two grandchildren.

Rebecca Shelp

Administrative Assistant

Amber Reynolds

Director of Communications

Greg Lombard Rea

Parent Support Specialist

Nakole Wooley

Parent Support Specialist

Jennifer Hiltebeitel

Community Engagement Manager