Our Staff


KellyR Kelly R., President and Social Services Director
Kelly has a Masters Degree in School Counseling and a Liberal Science Degree in Family Studies and Human Development. Kelly has experience as a school counselor, social worker, mental health case worker, and is bilingual in Spanish. Above all, Kelly is married and the proud mother of four children.
Angie Angie P., Vice President and Agency Employee Director
Angie has a Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in writing. Angie has experience as a 2nd grade teacher and is the adoptive mother of three siblings from Russia.
 LisaP Lisa P., International Program Coordinator
Lisa is the mother to four internationally adopted children. She has a BS from Iowa State University and AS from Johnson and Wales University. She joined the BAF staff in 2006.
 Debbie Debbie J., Social Worker
Debbie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science.  She has assisted families with all different types of adoptions, including domestic birthmother adoptions, adoptions from the foster care system, and international adoptions.  Debbie has also worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities.  Debbie is the proud aunt of two nieces and a nephew who were adopted as a sibling group from Russia.
LisaS Lisa S., Social Worker
Lisa is married, the mother of three and grandmother of one. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. Since receiving her degree, she has enjoyed working in Social Work with families and children. Lisa has been employed with Building Arizona Families since 2006.
PatrickC Patrick C., Social Worker
Patrick is married with three wonderful children. He has Bachelors Degree in Administration of Justice from Arizona State University. Patrick has more than 12 years of experience with children and their families, working as a juvenile probation officer.
SharonC Sharon C., Social Worker
Sharon is married, the mother of three children, grandmother of five children, and has one great-grandson. Sharon has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and is licensed in the state of Arizona. As a teacher, she has worked with children and families for over fifteen years and as a social worker for over seven years.
 Becky Becky M.Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager
Becky is married and the proud mother of two sons, both adopted at birth.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from Ottawa University.  She has experience with children and families working as a director of children’s ministries.