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.

 

Steve Kalb, LMSW  stevek@holtinternational.org

Steve, director of post adoption 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.

 

 

Sunday 1Sunday Silver, MA  sundays@holtinternational.org

Director of post adoption services-administration, Sunday received her Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy in 1993. She overseas Holt’s post adoption standard services 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.

 

Deb 1Debby Hanson  debbyh@holtinternational.org

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.

 

 

Katelyn Marks, BA  katelynm@holtinternational.org

Camp Director Katelyn Marks is an Adult Adoptee raised in the Northwest. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Oregon and is currently pursuing a master of social work degree at Portland State University. Katelyn is responsible for program development, oversight and coordination of Holt Adoptee Camp.

 

 

 

Caitlin Howe, MA   caitlinh@holtinternational.org

As the Adoptee programs coordinator at Holt, Caitlin, a Korean Adoptee, works to develop and support programs for Adoptees and their ever changing needs. Caitlin earned a bachelor of arts in international relations from Boston University and a master’s degree in intercultural youth and family development from the University of Montana. As part of her graduate degree, Caitlin spent two years serving in the Peace Corps in Cameroon working with youth empowerment programs.  She remains highly involved in local youth development programs where she lives in Eugene, Oregon.