About AWL/Staff and Board
Amy S. Cohen, LICSW, Executive Director
Amy has been working at AWL since 1986 and she became the Executive Director in October 2001. Amy’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office and formulating and implementing plans for AWL’s future. Amy works extensively with expectant birth parents over the phone and in person. She also conducts home studies and provides post placement services for adoptive families. Amy has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work. Amy is married and has two young adult children.
Nancy Rosenhaus, LICSW, Associate Director
Nancy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with extensive experience. She came to AWL in October of 1988 and became the Associate Director in 2001. Nancy counsels expectant/birth parents who are considering placing their child for adoption and she works with couples who are considering building their families through adoption. Nancy also provides on-going counseling for families regarding talking to their children about adoption and has chaired the SEARCH committee which has begun a search and reunion program at AWL. She has facilitated reunions between birth parents and adoptees. She has been a guest speaker for school systems training faculty about adoption issues. Nancy is married and has two young adult daughters.
Claudia Goldman, Office Manager
Claudia recently joined the staff of Adoptions With Love in September 2012 as the office manager. She is primarily responsible for managing and ensuring operations and procedures run smoothly on a daily basis. She continuously looks for methods to improve things! With her enthusiasm, warmth and compassion, she helps provide assistance and support to our adoptive families and expectant birthparents. She is also responsible for maintaining picture files for birth parents that have placed their children through AWL. Claudia studied psychology in college, is currently enrolled in a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, is Reiki 1 certified and most importantly she is the mother of three amazing children.
Stacey Kideckel, Birth Parent Coordinator
Stacey coordinates services for expectant/birth parents who are considering placing a child for adoption. Her warmth and compassion help her to establish longstanding relationships with birth parents both during pregnancy and after placement. Stacey also maintains the picture files for birth parents that have placed a child for adoption. Being adopted herself, she has a unique understanding of this tender time. Her soft spoken voice brings calm to everyone she talks on the phone with. Stacey has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University in Criminal Justice and has worked at a variety of positions helping others before coming to Adoptions With Love.
Nuala Sullivan-Wall, LSW, Social Worker
Nuala has been working for Adoptions With Love, Inc. as a consulting social worker since the Fall of 2006, providing birth parent counseling, conducting home studies and post-placement services. She brings with her eighteen years of experience in working as an adoption social worker. Nuala has provided hundreds of expectant/birth parents with supportive counseling and continues to maintain long term relationships with many of these individuals. She has provided homestudy and post placement services to adoptive families and has been told how comfortable she makes people feel. She enjoys working with all members of the adoption triad. Nuala is also a hospital social worker providing services for labor and delivery and the neonatal intensive care unit. She is married with two young boys and lives in Western MA.
AWL Board of Directors
- Deborah Goldberg, Chairwoman
- Chris Counihan
- Janet Giesser
- Susan Heffron
- Michael Krupa
- Ray Levy
- Michael Winter
- Drew Zalkind