Meet the Staff
Carolyn DeGrenier-Walker Founder
My name is Carolyn DeGrenier, I am a mother of three children through adoption, as well as an adoption coordinator and adoption advocate. After three years of in-vitro attempts, my husband and I turned to adoption. We decided on private adoption. We networked with friends and family, and three months later, in July of 1989, we adopted our daughter Kaitlyn. Seven and a half years later, and many more infertility attempts, we felt the need to complete our family again through adoption. Our son Jordan was born through private adoption coordination in 1996. Our birthmother called us back 20 months later asking if we would adopt the next baby she was now pregnant with. Twenty-two months after Jordan's birth in 1998, our son Anthony was born. We truly feel our birthmothers are our angels!
I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree in Communications. I am an active member in infertility groups and adoption support groups. I have spent much of the last 17 years committed to my passion of continuing to spread a positive message to the public on adoption.
Sharon Ahmann Founder
My name is Sharon Ahmann and I am also the mother of three children through adoption. After suffering through 7 miscarriages, we turned to adoption to start our family. In 1988 our prayers were answered with the adoption of our daughter Lauren. Another miracle occurred in less than 11 months when her biological sister Jennifer was born. It was God's plan that she also join our family. In 1999 we adopted our son at birth. His name is Matthew which means "a Gift from God". He is the little boy that we all had been praying for, and this has completed the circle of our family.
I have an extensive background in marketing and advertising, which has been very beneficial in the world of adoption. My warm and caring nature is a gift in working with birthmothers and adoptive parents. I am active in adoption advocacy support groups, as well as church organizations. I may not be able to change the world, but helping to place that one baby in his or her adoptive parents' arms has become my life's dedication.
Sue Chaffee Executive Director/Birthmother Specialist
Sue is our Executive Director and has been with Angel Adoption since 1999. She has many years of experience in customer service. Her extraordinary people skills are a natural talent when speaking with both adoptive families as well as birthmothers. She understands the desire adoptive families have to be parents. As the mother of 3 children, Sue is always thrilled to hear when her families get a baby in their home. Sue also feels fortunate to be given the opportunity to let our birthmothers know how much Angel cares for them, and their need for support and guidance. We know you will enjoy talking with her.
Lori Quinlan Assistant Executive Director
Lori is our Executive Director at Angel Adoption. Since her main responsibility is Angel's Informational and Acceptance Meetings, she does a wonderful job at providing education, guidance, and support to prospective adoptive parents about the adoption process. Lori is responsible for accepting couples who are the right fit for Angel Adoption into our program. Lori does adoption advocacy talks and continues to spread a positive message about adoption. Lori has a passion for helping couples adopt because adoption has always been a part of her life as her three cousins were adopted, and several of her friends have gone through the adoption process.
As a mother of three children, Lori understands the desire adoptive families have to be parents, and is always thrilled to hear when one of her families get a baby in their home. Her passion for adoption has grown through the years, and she finds the adoption field very rewarding.
Stephanie Money Adoptive Family Coordinator
Stephanie handles our application and adoption services. She joined us in the beginning of 2007. She would tell you she loves her job!! Adoption has always been natural part of her life with the fact that her mother was adopted at birth. She is the mother of two sons and understands the desire adoptive families have to be parents. She believes every couple should have the ability to raise a child. She comes to Angel with many years of customer service experience along with extensive office and computer skills. Her outgoing personality makes her a perfect fit for her job!
Jenna Carey Assistant Birthmother Coordinator/Assistant Adoptive Family Coordinator
Jenna’s journey with Angel Adoptions began many years ago as a prospective adoptive parent. After many attempts to conceive, she and her husband Brian turned to Angel Adoptions in the hopes of making the dream of a family a reality. Blessed with a beautiful, baby boy in April of 2000, Jenna’s dream of becoming a mother did not only fulfill her heart but also a passion for adoption. Jenna’s compassion and understanding for the emotional struggles of birthmothers and adoptive parents brings comfort and reassurance to both sides in the adoption process. Her greatest joy comes from building families through the miracle of adoption.
Barbara Canna Office Assistant
Barbara helps with a number of office tasks at Angel Adoption. She is a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of five. Three of her grandchildren are through the miracle of adoption. She is retired from a career as an Adminsitrative Assistant to a City Official. With her first hand knowledge of adoption and an extensive office background, she is a wonderful fit.
Sandy Lynch Website Communication Coordinator
Sandy is a mother of both a biological and an adopted child. She has a degree in nursing and worked in labor and delivery. Her positive experience with adoption and her desire to stay at home with her new baby led her to creating Adoptive Parent Profile Books 12 years ago. Her passion is to bring those pictures and stories to life, to benefit both the adoptive parents who want their story read and the birthparents who need to read it to make the best decision for their newborn.