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What We Do:

  • Transfiguring Adoption develops media, resources, and tools that nurture growth in foster and adoptive children – strategically we focus on resourcing foster and adoptive parents.

Transfiguring Adoption Staff

Darren Fink: President darren@transfiguringadoption.com Darren received his bachelors degree in visual fine arts. Since university, he has worked varying graphic design and social media management positions. He's an imaginative foster/adoptive parent that can get children to go to bed by inventing a detailed story about small, friendly creatures living throughout the house that only come out at night. Darren helped co-found Community Kids, a resource and networking 501(c)3 created to assist foster/adoptive families.
Laura Chromzack: Vice President laura@transfiguringadoption.com Laura received her BA in International Studies and has a background in working with International students in both high school and college levels. In 2011, Laura and her husband Will became a traditionally licensed foster home which ended in adoption of their two youngest from foster care in 2018. During her time as a foster parent, Laura was lead facilitator of a Community Kids foster/adoption/kinship care support and networking group for four years in Southern Illinois. Her strengths are creatively thinking outside of the box to find win-win scenarios.

Margie Fink: Development Director margie@transfiguringadoption.com Margie received her degree in psychology and has worked in various social work capacities. Margie has been chosen in the past to speak on Capitol Hill about the Refundable Adoption Tax Credit. She is a witty foster/adoptive mom who is able to give kids from hard places loving structure while providing unbelievable homemade cooking. Margie co-founded Community Kids, a resource and networking 501(c)3 created to assist foster, adoptive, and relative caregiver families. Check Out: Wise Thoughts From A Foster-Adoptive Mom

Ana Fernandez: Volunteer Graphic Designer ana@transfiguringadoption.com
Jenn Ehlers: Media Subscription Manager jenn@transfiguringadoption.com Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
Pattie Moore: Interim National Volunteer Coordinator pattie@transfiguringadoption.com Pattie lives in Tampa, FL, and she spends most of her time working with adoptive and foster families through case management, psychiatry services, and therapy services. Pattie received her bachelor's in psychology from Saint Leo University and her master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Pattie has been certified as an adoption competent provider through Rutgers University. Pattie has also participated in the Infant Mental Health certification program through University of South Florida, and is currently working on her CPP (child parent psychotherapy) certification. Pattie is also a current Guardian Ad Litem for Hillsborough County that specializes in working with teen girls in human trafficking. When Pattie isn't working, you can find her at Universal and Disney with her husband and friends.
Amy Blackwell: Video Game Reviewer amy@tranfiguringadoption.com Amy lives in Maryville, TN with her husband and 5 Children. Amy became passionate about Foster Care, adoption, and trauma education after adopting her 3 youngest through the foster care system. Amy works as a Certified Family Support Specialist for a non-profit that focuses on Mental health for youth and young adults. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing games, and thrift store shopping.
Brandon Jones: Video Game Reviewer brandon@tranfiguringadoption.com A gamer, self-published author of "The Diamond League" series, and core member of Greater Good Gaming, Brandon enjoys sharing his extensive gaming knowledge to help and educate others.
Dusty Siravo: Book Reviewer (Children) dusty@transfiguringadoption.com Foster parent, former teacher, social worker, child advocate, Event Coordinator for Via Colori Kentucky and Director of Development and Recruitment for New Beginnings Family Services. Avid believer in magic and the Loch Ness Monster.
Felecia Neil: Book Reviewer (Grown Ups) felecia@transfiguringadoption.com Felecia Neil is a foster care alumni who has 12 years of experience working within residential settings and has served as a foster parent for over 5 years. She is currently a much needed asset to the Transfiguring Adoption team where she reviews books and helps to assure the organization considers the perspective of foster youth.
Jenn Ehlers: Movie Reviewer jenn@transfiguringadoption.com Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
Keri Barone: Video Game Reviewer keri@transfiguringadoption.com Keri lives in Davenport, FL with her husband. She is passionate about children and has been helping/taking care of them since she was a little girl. Keri comes from a family of 6 brothers and sisters including an adopted brother. Her mother does Genealogy and adoptee research helping people find loved ones. Having 10 nieces and nephews, Keri often researches information on TV shows, movies, and games to see if appropriate for their ages. Keri then became interested in writing reviews to help other adults find suitable content for their children especially those who may have triggers due to trauma they have experienced. When Keri isn't working you can find her playing video games, reading, watching movies, and looking for pieces to grow her Harry Potter collection.
Pattie Moore: Movie Reviewer pattie@transfiguringadoption.com Pattie lives in Tampa, FL, and she spends most of her time working with adoptive and foster families through case management, psychiatry services, and therapy services. Pattie received her bachelor's in psychology from Saint Leo University and her master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Pattie has been certified as an adoption competent provider through Rutgers University. Pattie has also participated in the Infant Mental Health certification program through University of South Florida, and is currently working on her CPP (child parent psychotherapy) certification. Pattie is also a current Guardian Ad Litem for Hillsborough County that specializes in working with teen girls in human trafficking. When Pattie isn't working, you can find her at Universal and Disney with her husband and friends.
Rachael Rathe: Movie Reviewer rachael@transfiguringadoption.com Rachael B. Rathe is an East Tennessee native with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child & Family Studies from The University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has worked in mental health since 2013 and in foster care/adoptions for a private provider agency since 2014. Rachael was inspired to work in the field after working with children and teens on a volunteer basis 2008 - 2013. Rachael's ideal self-care day involves snuggling on a couch with her kitties (Tabitha, Fergus, and Rufus) while enjoying a good movie or book. She also enjoys galavanting around conventions concerning all things nerd and geekery.
Steve Madole: Book Reviewer (Teens) steve@transfiguringadoption.com Steve is an adoptive dad of three boys living near Grand Rapids, MI with his wife, his cats and dog. Along with his wife, he has fostered many other children in the last 5+ years! He has completed many trainings with the Dr. Karen Purvis Institute and strives to keep up on different trauma training's monthly. His whole family nerds out on comic books, video games, movies and regular books! His family often reads a lot of the same comics and books which can lead to some awesome conversations!

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