The Ties Program
2835 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 25
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
1 414 774-1080 or toll free 1 800 398-3676
FAX 1 414 774-6743
Email The Ties Program
Becca Piper, Founder & Co-Director, speaker requests, media requests, World Ties, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Vietnam
Bea Evans, Co-Director, China, Latin America, Ethiopia, Russia, Romania, Ukraine
Pat Hallada, Program Manager, Korea, India, Shoppe
Carmen Knight, Senior Program Assistant
Sarah Goth, Program Assistant
Jaclyn Skalnik, MSW, social worker
Heather Ames, MSW, social worker
Each Ties group is also accompanied by an adoption professional who is well versed in adoption issues. That person is sometimes an adoption agency social worker from one of the many agencies who work cooperatively with The Ties Program. It may be an adult adoptee, an adoptive parent with training in adoption, or someone who is especially attuned to adoption issues.
Staff who have traveled with us in this capacity include many wonderful people you may know: Heather Ames, Betsy August, Dr. Amanda Baden, Betsey Barrett, Kathy Beck, Linda Berman, Paula Bickel, Larilyn Carpenter, Jenna Cook, Analisa Freitas, Jackie Frens, Leceta Chisholm Guibault, Kathleen Donovan, Jooyeon Hwang, Ian Forber-Pratt, Mary Fournier, Fran Freeman, Dr. Laurie Glass, Shari Goldstein, Carol Hakala, Pat Hoopes, Peg Jipping, Jan Kelsay, Sandy Maher, Hollee McGinnis, Suchi Mumford, Marianne Niesen, Mary Nervig, Melitta Payne, Dr. Sue Ouellette, Erica Pelaccia, Ann Rankowitz, Cara Schoenley, Deb Shrier, Amy Silverbrandt, Jaclyn Skalnik, Michaelyn Sloan, Kelly Smith, Laura Summerhill, Tara VanderWoude, Meredith Weir, Dr. Samantha Wilson, and Gail Woods.