Board Of Directors

The Parent Finders Ottawa Board of Directors : August 2011

Please Note: Parent Finders is run by unpaid volunteers. – We receive no funding from the Government – Fees are used for operating costs only.

patmccarron Patricia McCarron President Adoptee: Adoptee in reunion. After joining Parent Finders in 1991 as a member, I first became involved as Co-chair of the Adoption Reform Coalition of Ontario, and subsequently joined the Parent Finders Ottawa Board as President in 1994.

bmckiver Beverly McKiver Secretary Adoptee: Reunited with two sisters and currently searching for my brother. I joined the Board in 2007. Aside from my involvement with Parent Finders I am also the webmaster of The Native Adoptee, a website specializing in the issues of Aboriginal adoptees. I have also authored “When the Heron Speaks” – a short story included in “Children of the Dragon Fly – Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education, edited by Robert Bensen, published by the University of Arizona Press.

 monicabyrne_ Monica Byrne Registrar Birth Parent: I have been involved with Parent Finders since 1989 when I reunited with my daughter. I was the Co-Chair of the Adoption Council of Ontario; Canadian Liaison to The American Adoption Congress for 8 years; Partner in “B & M Books” – (Adoption Search and Reunion Books for sale); Member of many adoption reform groups – full of political opinions!

judyminors Judy Minors Treasurer Adoptee and Birthmother I reunited with my daughter in 1989 who lives in California.; I found out I was adopted in 1994; My birth parents were both deceased but I found my sisters in England in 2003. I became a Board member in 1989; I joined as a member in 1987;

timhalderson Tim Halderson Vice-president Adoptee In reunion since 2004. I joined the Board in 2009.




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