The Adoption Support Center looks to it's voluntary advisory board for vision, guidance and support. The Advisory board is made up of the following agencies and individuals:

Agape Child and Family Services

David Jordan, Executive Director

Bethany Christian Services of West Tennessee

Michael McDonald, Executive Director

Debra Kirkwood, Director of Special Needs Adoptions

Jewish Family Services Adoption Connection

Carla Proctor

Life choices

Sue Parker, Chief Executive Officer


Judy McLaughlin, Director of Adoption Services



TN Department of Children's Services

Merlene Hyman, Regional Administrator Shelby County

Mary Harris, Shelby County Permanency Team Leader

Weaver & Craig, P.C.

Kevin Weaver

Youth Villages

Melinda Wilbanks, Adoption Specialist