Our Staff

Christine Jacobs

Interim Executive Director & Program Director

Chris has more than thirty-seven years of experience in child-welfare, and is a subject matter expert in foster care adoption. She has been with the Center for twenty-eight years and manages all programs. Christine has successfully led, managed and supervised the program teams of the Center. Her experience includes design and implementation of programs to recruit and retain prospective adoptive families for the most challenging older youth in foster care. Christine created strategies for the Center’s match event programs that enhance the potential for relationship building between older youth and attending families. She created an activity for these events, Everyone Has a Voice, providing youth with the unique opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for the future. Christine is focused on evidence based outcomes for the programs of the Center and stresses the importance of feedback from the youth and their social workers for all program activities. She has created strong, lasting partnerships and collaborations with other child welfare organizations in the Greater Delaware Valley. 

Christine holds a BA in psychology and is an adoptive parent.


phone: 267-443-1870

Gloria Hochman

Director of Media Relations

With more than 35 years of experience in child welfare, Gloria brings to the Center a robust background as an award-winning journalist and best-selling author.  She is the winner of 27 writing awards and is author of six books, one of which was on the New York Times best-seller list for three months.  She writes newspaper and magazine articles, and handles the Center’s media program, moderates special events, appears frequently on radio and television and is responsible for the Center’s informational materials.


phone: 215-875-0324

Alexandra Buczek

Manager, Operations, Social & Digital Media

Alexandra has more than 15 years of experience in the adoption field, 11 of which have been with the Center. She loves spreading the word about the children in care far and wide. She leads and manages all of the Center’s web-based initiatives. Alexandra holds a BS in physics from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in communications from Drexel University and an MBA in sustainable business from Green Mountain College.


phone: 267-443-1868

Kimberly Kaschak

Development Manager

Kim has worked with nonprofits for ten years. She holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Richmond University in London. Her Masters is in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney


phone: 267-443-1874

Dominique McFadden

WWK Coordinator for Delaware

Dominique has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Family and Child Welfare and is attending Chestnut Hill University to obtain a Masters in Administration of Human Service. Her undergraduate studies inspired her to want to work directly with families and children by advocating for their needs. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and 6 years of experience in the Child Welfare area. Prior to starting work in Child Welfare she was a Child Care Director. She also works part-time in New Jersey as a Family Service Worker.


phone: 267-443-1869

Sarah Marino Wednesday’s Child Coordinator & Adoption Coordinator.


phone: 267-443-1872