Holt’s Post Adoption Services team is here to help; we’re a diverse team of 5 professionals providing services in everything from background documentation, to parent education, camps and picnics.
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 Silver, MA
Sunday Silver, MA firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 serving as our awesome camp registrar. Pame has helped welcome and orient many first time families to Holt Camp. Pame also serves as picnic coordinator and does annual report processing. She is also mother of a transracial adoptee.
Joli Hanlon, BA
Joli is the Camp Director of Holt Adoptee Camp. Her responsibilities include the development and management of camp programs, the supervision of campers and camp staff, and the facilitation of expansion of Holt Camp's outreach. Joli is a Chinese adoptee from the Midwest. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Lawrence University. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Joli spent two years in Zhejiang Province, China teaching conversational English at a primary school.
Caitlin Howe, MA
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.