Meet the Staff

Holt’s Post Adoption Services team is here to help; we’re a diverse team of six professionals providing services in everything from background documentation, to parent education, to camps and picnics.


Sunday 1Sunday Silver, MA

Sunday, director of post adoption services, received her masters of arts in marriage and family therapy in 1993.  She directs Holt’s Post Adoption Services department and provides post-adoption counseling.  She came to Holt in 1992 and has provided post-adoption services to all triad members in one capacity or another through pregnancy counseling, education and direct services to adoptive parents, and counseling and search services to adult adoptees.


Steve Kalb, LMSW  stevek@holtinternational.orgSteve 1

Steve, director of adoptee services, is an adult adoptee from the Midwest.  He received his masters of social work in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D. in social work and social research, focusing on adoptee community and empowerment models.  Since 2005, Steve has worked directly with hundreds of adoptees through the adoptee camps and birth search counseling.  He has seen the need for, and benefit of, a strong adoptee community; that experience guides his adoptee advocacy work at Holt.


Deb 1Debby Hanson

Debby, Holt’s administrative coordinator for post adoption services, talks with adult adoptees, adoptive families, and birth families about Holt’s services, works with international programs to collect background information, assists with citizenship questions, and conducts searches for adoptees and birth family.  Debby has been with Holt since 2005 as the coordinator for post adoption.  She is the mother of a transracial adoptee, has two adopted siblings, one of whom is a birth parent who relinquished a child for adoption, giving her first-hand experience with all sides of the adoption triad.



Pame Chow  pamec@holtinternational.orgPame 1

Pame, Holt’s adoptee services coordinator, has been with Holt since 2003, working in many different areas at Holt throughout the years.  Pame’s primary responsibility is camp registrar, picnic coordinator and annual report processing.  She is also the mother of a transracial adoptee.



Tara 1Tara McCaffrey

Tara, Holt’s post-placement coordinator, is responsible for providing case management to families from the time of arrival through file closure. She provides guidance to families throughout the post-placement period while also ensuring that Holt is in full compliance with each sending country’s reporting requirements. Tara has previously assisted in the Korea program as the travel coordinator and is an avid traveler.  She has a B.S. in social & behavioral sciences and is a mother to one boisterous toddler.



Alyssa Voltolina

Alyssa Voltolina, Holt’s post-placement specialist, started at Holt in August 2016. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A in English and now provides support for all country program post-placement processes. Alyssa helps maintain CCCWA compliance, proofs post-placement reports for required content, and maintains efficient work flow by planning and developing systems and procedures.