Adoption Options Staff
Janelle "JC" Roussel
Director of Clinical and Community Services
As the Director of Clinical and Community Services, JC is responsible for providing supervision and administrative oversight to six programs: Adoption, The Counseling Center, Kesher, Case Management, Partners in Care and the Food Pantry. JC’s experience is in child and family welfare. JC also worked for Lutheran Social Service for 13 years as the Senior Director of Adoption and Foster Care. JC received her undergrad (B.A.) and graduate degree (M.S.) in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University.
Laurie McNiff, BSW, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Team Leader
Laurie McNiff, BSW, MSW, LICSW, completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. During her studies at UNH, she won the MLK Social Justice Award and was the recipient of the NASW NH Chapter MSW Student of the Year. She has served in roles as Clinician, Lead Clinician, Supervisor, Assistant Director, Director, and Acting Program Manager for several Not-for-Profit and for-profit mental health agencies. Her roles have spanned multiple levels of care including – Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Private Practice, and Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services. Ms. She has also worked with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Provider in the State of Maine.
Carol Wild, MA
Adoption Options Coordinator
Carol Wild, MA, has experience in recruiting, training, and licensing foster families – many of whom ended up adopting. Though fostering-to-adopt and private adoption differ in some ways, the most important pieces are the same. This includes Carol’s role in the process of walking alongside families, getting to know them, and working closely with them each step of the way. Carol considers it a privilege to not only write the home study, but to be a support, a listening ear, and a strong advocate for adoptive parents. As a foster parent who is working towards adoption herself, Carol understands what it means to build a family in a different way, and both the joy and challenges that it brings.
Catherine Braman, MSW
Adoption Social Worker
Catherine Braman, MSW, has worked in the field of adoption for thirty years. During her career in adoption, Catherine operated her own licensed adoption agency assisting hundreds of families with domestic and international adoptions. Her work has involved counseling birth parents, educating adopting families, and assisting with the adjustment of adopted children. Catherine has felt privileged to be part of the special process when families are formed through adoption.
Iona P. Rose (Pat Rose), MSW, LCSW
Adoption Social Worker
Iona P. Rose (Pat Rose), MSW, LCSW, has been working in adoptions since 1996 through various adoption agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In this capacity, Pat works in bringing children and families together by guiding and supporting them through the home study process, the waiting period, and the post-adoption process. Pat’s prior experiences also include working for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and the Providence School Department.
Adoption Administrative Assistant
Marcie Ingber, who also works part-time as the Pantry Coordinator for JCS’s Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, manages the administrative aspects of the program. Marcie manages RSVPs to events, takes online payments, and sends out information to prospective adoptive individuals/couples.