BOARD MEMBERS

Committed to the Cause

Founded in early 2019, all of us at Open Window Adoption Inc are excited to begin this journey and help families in the adoption process. God has called his children to care for and defend the fatherless. OWAI will work to that end by helping to place children in homes where they belong.

 
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SUSAN CONNOLLY- TRAVIS

President

Having housed and worked with at-risk teenage mothers for 33 years, Susan has a beautiful perspective of the grief, loss and joy that comes with adoption. She is also OWAI's Spiritual Mentor, praying us through every step of the way. She lives with her husband in Iowa and has two grown children.

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REBECCA STALL

Treasurer

Rebecca is a homeschooling mother of 5 children, two through International Adoption.  She is an Adoption Advocate writer for Red Thread and currently serves as the Treasurer of OWAI.  Her passion for adoption fueled the establishment of OWAI. Rebecca lives in Indiana, loves traveling, the beach, being silly with her kids and winning at Pickleball.

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DEANNA VAN NOTRIC

Secretary

Deanna Van Notric is an adoptive and homeschooling mom, owner of Kulani Learning Center and co-manages her family's wood restoration business. Deanna lives in Washington with her husband and three children. She has a passion for International Adoption and enjoys friends and fellowship while relaxing at the beach.

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SHEA PALMER

Application Committee Chair

Serving as Application Committee Chair, Shea is passionate about adoption and is excited to help families along in their adoption journey. Shea and her husband became parents when they adopted their first daughter in 2016, and welcomed their second daughter through adoption in 2019. She lives in Arizona with her family and they love exploring the outdoors together.