Becky Weichhand, Executive Director
Becky came to CCAI in 2009 from the beautiful Great Lakes State of Michigan to serve as CCAI's Director of Policy. For five years in that role, Becky worked to educate Members of Congress and their staff on domestic and international adoption and child welfare policy. As Director of Policy, Becky led CCAI's Congressional Resource Program to daily serve congressional offices with relevant information in the field. In her work with CCAI's 20/20 Vision Program she coordinated congressional delegations to Los Angeles, Columbus, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, and Haiti. Becky also managed The Way Forward Project, which focused policymakers and funders on the need for family care of children in six African nations. After serving as Interim Executive Director beginning in June 2014, Becky was named CCAI's Executive Director in December 2014. Becky has a J.D. from Regent Law, and is a licensed attorney in Virginia.
Christen Krzywonski Glickman, Director of Policy
Christen leads CCAI’s policy, government relations, education, and advocacy strategies in child welfare policy and both domestic and international adoption. She previously advised U.S. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana on children’s issues and served as Legislative Director for Representative Joaquin Castro in the Texas Legislature. From 2009-2013, Christen helped prosecutors with child maltreatment cases and assisted policymakers with child maltreatment issues as Staff Attorney for the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. Through her work with the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, Christen was instrumental in the "Protect Our Kids Act of 2012," which created the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Texas.
Martina J. Arnold, Director of Development
Martina facilitates and advances CCAI’s support among corporate, foundation and individual donors as Director of Development. She also provides expertise in event management and mass communications. Prior to joining CCAI, Martina executed fundraising plans and cultivated relationships in support of the College of Southern Maryland, CSM Foundation and the Center for Children, Inc. Martina is a graduate of Bowie State University, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism. A community advocate, she is a member of the Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Leadership Southern Maryland. Martina joined CCAI in June of 2015 with more than 15 years of experience fundraising and building business development programs for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
Misti Miller, Director of Operations
Misti joined CCAI with over twelve years of non-profit, small business, corporate and ministry experience. Misti has traveled extensively internationally giving her a worldview that benefits the mission of CCAI, including living in a children’s home in Northern Thailand for three years. As Director of Operations, Misti is responsible for managing the organization’s finances, overseeing information technology systems, coordinating human resource affairs, and recruiting new talent to CCAI. She has a BA in Global Business, a minor in International Relations and Public Policy from Regent University and an MA in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.
Taylor Draddy, Policy and Programs Associate
Taylor came to CCAI as a policy intern during her senior year in college and quickly developed a strong passion for children in need of families and improving the child welfare system through good policy. Taylor received a B.A. in Politics from the Catholic University of America. After graduating, Taylor returned to CCAI for a short-term consultancy as a Policy and Development Assistant. Through these experiences, Taylor won a spot on the CCAI team and now works closely with the Executive Director, Director of Policy and Director of Programs in outreach, policy, and programming. She supports the implementation of CCAI's core programs and annual projects, including Foster Youth Internship Program®, Angels in Adoption® Program, and National Adoption Day.