Our board is comprised of adult adoptees, adoptive parents, and members of the Korean-American community who are committed to a bright future for ASIA Families.


Jenni Grabel

Jenni Grabel

Jenni Grabel, Board Chair

Adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009

"ASIA Families provides meaningful knowledge about our son's birth country, a strong support network of friends, and lots of fun, shared experiences for our family."

Joe Brzostowski

Joe Brzostowski

Joe Brzostowski, Secretary

Adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009

"Our children have learned so much about their cultural heritage through ASIA Families enriching programs.  They are proud to be Korean and have found a wonderful place to help them build confidence in their identity as adoptees."  

Learn more about Joe Brzostowski on LinkedIn


Jonathan Albert

Jonathan Albert

Jonathan Albert

Adult adoptee, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2011

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Beth Edgerton-Gabriele

Adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009

"Adoption is an amazing way to build a family. ASIA Families provides the scaffolding to support the growth and well being of our family by addressing both cultural and adoptive issues." 

Learn more about Beth Edgerton on LinkedIn


Lillian Gilmour

Lillian Gilmour

Lillian Gilmour

Adult adoptee, ASIA Families volunteer since 2013

"ASIA Families encourages adoptees and families to connect with open hearts and open minds. Activities are fun and casual so that everyone can explore the adoption experience based on their individual interest levels and goals."

Learn more about Lilly Gilmour on LinkedIn


Karen Jung

Karen Jung

Karen Jung

Member of the Korean-American community and ASIA Families volunteer since 2010

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Jane Kim

Jane Kim

Jane (Chung Hee) Kim

Member of the Korean-American community, major program sponsor and friend of ASIA Families since 2009
Founder and Director of Selah Art Institute

"It is an honor to be a part of an organization that positively impacts the lives of so many people. Children, parents, and volunteers all walk away from events having gained unforgettable memories and more knowledge about Korean culture."

Learn more about Jane Kim and Selah Art Institute 

 


Cara and Shaun O'Connor

Cara and Shaun O'Connor

Cara and Shaun O'Connor

Adoptive parents, ASIA Families participants and volunteers since 2009

"ASIA Families is an extraordinary organization that has served Korean adoptees of all ages since 2009. It is unique because it reaches out to adult adoptees and has opened up a level of support for all of our adoptive families with young children and teens."

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Susan Schulken

Adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009
Communications Coordinator

"In adoption, lives are touched by joy and happiness as well as grief and loss. ASIA Families acknowledges this truth and offers adoptees of all ages from young children through adults the joys of learning Korean culture in a safe and understanding environment as well as the education and support needed to address the challenges encountered in the adoption journey."

Learn more about Susan Schulken on LinkedIn

Erika Shugart

Erika Shugart

Erika Shugart

Adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009
Parent Educator Coordinator for Korean Culture School and Camp Rice

"ASIA Families provides support, community and fun for all of the members of my family."

Learn more about Erika Shugart on LinkedIn


Advisory Council to the Board of Directors

ASIA Families is grateful to the members of our Advisory Council to the Board:

  • Terri Lynn Cornwell, Ph.D., adoptive parent, ASIA Families participant and volunteer since 2009
  • James Kim, member of the Korean-American community, ASIA Families volunteer since 2009, ASIA Families board member (2009-2015)
  • Sunny Kim, member of the Korean-American community, supporter of ASIA Families since 2010
  • Theodore U.C. Kim, member of the Korean-American community, founder of A.S.I.A., Inc. (1981-2005)
  • SoonJa Ji, adult adoptee, Korean Culture School Director, participant in the 2015 Korea Tour