Director, Staff & Adoption Counselors

Director, Staff & Adoption Counselors

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E. Parker Herring

Director/Attorney

Parker is a board certified family law specialist and Raleigh native who has practiced in Wake County for 23 years. She is a 1975 graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill and a 1985 graduate of the Wake Forest School of Law. Parker and her husband Steve have three children — two of whom are adopted and one who was born with the help of advanced fertility treatments. She is founder and the managing member of the law firm of Herring & Mills, PLLC.

Lori A. Katzenstein

Agency Administrator

Lori is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media with a Concentration in Broadcasting and a Minor in English. She is also a graduate of the Paralegal Program at Meredith College. Lori spent years as a television news broadcaster in Charlotte. She moved to Raleigh with her husband and two sons. Both children are adopted and are now college students.

Adoption Counselors

We have trained and compassionate adoption counselors located throughout the state of North Carolina to meet and counsel our birth parents and adoptive couples to facilitate the adoption process before and after placement.

Lakisha Brown

Lakisha Brown

Adoption Counselor

Lakisha completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare at Winston-Salem State University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University. Lakisha has worked with children, individuals and families for 11 years. Her experience includes, working with at risk youth, children and homeless families, case management, child mental health, as well as school social work. She is also a long-time basketball fan, and is a former player and coach. She played at Winston-Salem State University and coached women’s basketball at Elon University and Syracuse University. Lakisha and her husband reside in Alamance County, with their young son.

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Kelly Dunbar

Adoption Counselor/Homestudy Supervisor

Kelly is a graduate of NC State University where she earned a Bachelors in Social Work. She also received her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Kelly has been working with children, families, in the home and in communities for 13 years. Besides working, she has a great husband and three fabulous children. Kelly and her husband adopted their daughter with the help of ACH and feels as though her personal experience helps her relate to other adoptive families.

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Jessica Hare

Adoption Counselor

Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Jessica has worked with children, individuals and families for 9 years. Her experience includes, working with children that are victims of abuse, neglect, and/or dependency, hospital case management, as well as child mental health. Jessica and her husband reside in Mecklenburg County, with their three beautiful children.

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Sloane Mosley

Adoption Counselor

Sloane completed her undergraduate degree in Human Services Counseling at Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California through the Virtual Academic Center, to be completed in August 2015. Sloane has been working in the social work field for about 8 years, working with children and families. She loves advocating for children!

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Brittany Tryzbiak

Adoption Counselor

Brittany obtained her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and was commissioned as an Army officer upon graduation. After serving in Afghanistan and receiving an honorable discharge she earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Indiana University. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with experience working with military families, low-income and homeless individuals, and sexual assault survivors. She is the daughter of parents who were each adopted, a military spouse, and the mother of twins.

Roxanne Rosenberg

Roxanne Rosenberg

Adoption Counselor

Roxanne completed her undergraduate study in Psychology at Yale University. She received her Master’s in Psychology from Duke University. Roxanne has worked with pregnant women, children, and parents for over 9 years. Her areas of specialty include trauma, prenatal mental health, early parenting, and working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse families. As a counselor and as a guardian ad litem, Roxanne has been a strong advocate for children being placed in their forever homes. Roxanne is also fluent in Spanish!

Aimee Stockenstroom

Adoption Counselor

Aimee is a graduate of Georgetown College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She received her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

​Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with 17 years of experience working with survivors​ of intimate partner violence​​​. She also has experience working with children placed in foster care and adoption. She loves to travel and try new recipes. She and her husband have two boys and moved to North Carolina two years ago from New Zealand where she lived for six years.

Gloria Curry

Adoption Counselor

Gloria Curry received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from St. Leo College. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida in Family, Youth and Community Science.  Gloria has worked with children and families as an educator, mental health counselor and social worker. Gloria facilitated adoptions and foster care placements. She observed the remarkable courage, compassion and commitment of birth families who strive to ensure their child has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Gloria witnessed the dedication adoptive families have in providing care for the child. Gloria lives in Henderson County. She is an avid gardener, reader and loves to explore the mountains of western North Carolina.

Birthmother Hotline: (877) 890-4673

Envia Un Texto: (919) 218-6270

Text: Pregnant to (919) 971-4396