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Our Staff
Becky Weichhand, Executive Director
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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 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. Named to the position of Interim Executive Director 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.

 

To read the Dec. 2014 Press Release announcing Becky's elevation to Executive Director, click here.
 
Allison Coble, 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.

 
Taylor Draddy, Policy and Programs Associate

Taylor came to CCAI as a policy intern during her senior year in college and developed a strong passion for children in need of families and improving the child welfare system through good policy during her internship experience. 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, Angels in Adoption, National Adoption Day and the DC Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Wish List Drive for foster children. Taylor received a B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America.


 
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.