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Our Staff
Becky Weichhand, Interim Executive Director
beckyBecky came to CCAI from the beautiful Great Lakes State of Michigan. Prior to coming to CCAI, Becky worked with several of the premier child welfare law firms and policy organizations in the U.S., including the Alliance for Children’s Rights and National Council for Adoption.  She also frequently travels internationally to study and work with orphan care programs in other countries.  Becky educates Members of Congress and their staff on the issues about which she is the most passionate.  She directs CCAI’s Congressional Resource Program and 20/20 Vision Program and has coordinated congressional delegations to Los Angeles, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia and Guatemala. Becky also managed The Way Forward Project, which focused on highlighting the need for family-based care of children in six African nations. Becky has a J.D. from Regent Law, and is a licensed attorney in Virginia. She currently serves as CCAI's Interim Director.
 
Allison Cappa, Director of Programs

allisonAllison joined CCAI in September of 2010,  having previously worked for Senator Don Nickles and then serving as the Associate Director of Marketing at a trade association based in Washington, DC. Allison started at CCAI as the Director of External Relations, and in her new role as the Director of Programs, she oversees CCAI’s core initiatives including the Angels in Adoption TM events and gala, the Congressional Foster Youth Internship as well as National Adoption Day efforts across the country. She graduated Oral Roberts University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

 
Shari Coombs, Policy and Programs Associate

shariShari joined CCAI as a policy intern during her senior year in college. After graduating, she began her career as a contract specialist for the Department of Defense (DoD) and continued to volunteer at CCAI in her free time. Shortly after, she resigned from the DoD and embraced her love for children by volunteering full time at CCAI and attending a mission trip to Nicaragua. Through her internship and volunteer experience, Shari earned herself a spot on the staff and now assists the Director of Policy with the development and implementation of CCAI’s Congressional Resource Program and CCAI’s Delegation Program. She also supports the Director of Programs in the implementation of CCAI’s core programs and annual projects, including the Foster Youth Internship program, Angels in Adoption™, National Adoption Day and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Wish List Gift Drive. Shari received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Legal Studies from Towson University.

 
Misti McHatton, Manager of Operations

Misti is joining CCAI with over twelve years of non-profit, small business, corporate and ministry experience. 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. Misti has traveled extensively worldwide giving her a worldview that will benefit the mission of CCAI, including living in a children’s home in Northern Thailand for three years. As Operations Manager, Misti is responsible for managing the organization’s finances, overseeing information technology systems, coordinating human resource affairs, and recruiting new talent to CCAI.