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Our Team

 

Pam Kroskie

President, Board of Directors

Pam Kroskie has been part of the adoption community for over 25 years. Pam currently serves as President of both HEAR (Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records) that is participating in the legislative process to change adoptee laws in Indiana, and IAN (Indiana Adoption Network). She has also served as President and Mid-West Regional Director of the National Organization of The American Adoption Congress (AAC). The AAC provided education and support for the adoption community. While serving on the board for the AAC, Pam contributed to the conference committee planning and executing the success of each destination.

The Congressional Coalition Adoption Institute and Indiana Congressman Todd Young awarded Pam the Angel in Adoption Award in 2012. She also received the 2013 Spotlight Award for her Blog Talk Radio show for shining a light on the need for openness and truth in adoption. Pam has written a children’s book on adoption called “Jack and Emma’s Adoptee Journey”. She has also written many articles for Adoption Today Magazine and many other publications. Pam also served as the marketing director for Adoption Today Magazine.

Contact Pam: PamIndianaAdopteeNetwork@gmail.com 

Marcie J. Keithley

Vice-President-Treasurer, Board of Directors

Marcie J. Keithley is a retired bank manager and licensed Investment Representative with over 32 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and operations.  In 2010, Marcie founded and operated her own grassroots organization and held an Adoption Awareness weekend in Kentuckiana, partnering with The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and Indiana University Southeast.

A birthmother in reunion since 2008, Marcie is a member of Concerned United Birthparents, and currently serves as the Vice President/Treasurer of HEAR (Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records).  She has held numerous board positions in her community such as Treasurer of Kiwanis International, United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity. Her personal story has been covered by the media, TV, radio, as well as the cover story for Southern Indiana Living Magazine. She is the author of the soon to be released memoir, “The ShoeBox Effect.”

Contact Marcie: MarcieIndianaAdopteeNetwork@gmail.com

Jennifer Fahlsing

Secretary

Jennifer is a REALTOR®, Broker, in northeast Indiana. Prior to working in real estate, she worked for 15 years in the employment industry where she served on the state board in various roles, including President. Jennifer has spent many years as an industry speaker and trainer for state, regional and national conferences.

As an adoptee and first mother herself, she understands the challenges involved in searching and the gamut of emotions experienced in a reunion.  After decades of searching, she located both her mother and son within a 3-month period in 2013.  In 2014, an article was written about her struggle to obtain a Passport. US Adoptees Have Trouble Getting Passports Due to Seal Records Law.  She was interviewed on local TV related to the passage of Senate Bill 91 and testified on behalf of this bill. Jennifer is a member of Concerned United Birthparents, American Adoption Congress, H.E.A.R. and Adoptees and Birthparents of Indiana.

Contact Jennifer: JenIndianaAdopteeNetwork@gmail.com

 

Alison Plavchak

Membership

Alison is an Occupational Therapist who works with high school students with special needs. Prior to becoming an OT, she worked for a year with underserved populations as an AmeriCorps Vista member in the Consumer Protection division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Alison attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

Although adopted at birth, Alison has only recently become active in the adoption community. She attended the inaugural Indiana Adoptee Network conference in Bloomington, Indiana in April of 2017.  By attending the conference, Alison was able to utilize resources and make invaluable connections to help her on her adoption journey.  This positive experience led Alison to take on her current role as membership director of the Indiana Adoptee Network.  Shortly after attending the IAN conference, Alison was reunited with her birth family and is currently enjoying her two families.   

Contact Alison: AlisonIndianaAdopteeNetwork@gmail.com