Who We Are

National Advisory Board

The Treehouse's Advisory Board is comprised of innovative thinkers, practitioners, advocates and social entrepreneurs, including foster care alumni, who are dedicated to improving outcomes for children who have experienced foster care. We are deeply grateful to them for giving their passion, skills, connections, and expertise to help guide Treehouse as we Re-Envision Foster Care in America.


  • Adam Pertman
    Adam Pertman

    National Center on Adoption & Permanency, President & CEO

  • Alan Khazei, JD
    Alan Khazei, JD

    Be The Change, Inc., Founder & CEO; City Year, Founder & former CEO;
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Faculty

  • Amnoni Myers
    Amnoni Myers

    National Urban Fellow; U.S. Children's Bureau, Child welfare policy consultant

  • CEO, Fostering Change for Children

  • Carol Biddle, MSW
    Carol Biddle, MSW

    National Center on Adoption & Permanency, COO;
    Kinship Center, Co-founder & former CEO

  • Daniel Heimpel
    Daniel Heimpel

    Fostering Media Connections; Chronicle of Social Change, Founder & Director

  • AARP Foundation, Past President

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst Professor of Psychology;
    Rudd Adoption Research Program, Founder & Director

  • Harry Spence, JD

    Massachusetts Trial Court, Administrator;
    Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, Commissioner (2001 - 2007)

  • North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC),
    Director of Advocates for Families First

  • Plummer Youth Promise, Director of Permanency Practice Leadership

  • Liz Roberts
    Liz Roberts

    Valley Venture Mentors, CEO

  • Marc Freedman, MBA
    Marc Freedman, MBA

    Encore.org, Founder & former CEO

  • Plummer Youth Promise, Senior Child Welfare Consultant

  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Youth Family Finding
    You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement, Founder

  • Boston College School of Social Work, Professor;
    Donaldson Adoption Institute, Senior Research Fellow

  • Think of Us, Founder & CEO;
    Presidential Youth Council, Top 24 Change Maker;
    2017 Forbes 30 Under 30

  • Life is Good Playmakers, Founder and Chief Playmaker

  • Foster Care Alumni of America – MA Chapter, Founder & Past President

  • Victoria J Kelly, Psy.D., MSW, MHA
    Victoria J Kelly, Psy.D., MSW, MHA

    Annie E. Casey Foundation, Child Welfare Strategy Group