Our Board of Directors:
Pattie Carlin – President
Pattie has over thirteen years of experience in nonprofit management, working with diverse groups of dedicated individuals helping people improve their lives. She spent six years working on a federal grant to revolutionize mental health services for children and families, giving her firsthand knowledge of the power of information, advocacy, and dedication to make positive change. Pattie brings her experience in advocacy, relationship building, and community engagement to support FCC’s mission to provide information, support, and activities for adoptive families. Pattie’s maternal grandmother was adopted internationally in 1920.
Marci Siegel-Kittrell – Secretary
Marci worked for Associated Services for International Adoption (ASIA) for almost 12 years. She is passionate about international adoption. Wanting to keep her hand in adoptions from China, she joined the board of FCC in 2015. Marci has two siblings who were adopted as infants and adoption has been a part of her life since she was born. She has continued to work in the field in differing roles through the years. She is passionate about supporting families through the adoption process and beyond, continuing their adoption journey by helping children learn about their birth culture as well as see other families like theirs.
Beth Schaller – Treasurer
Beth joined the FCC board in 2012 as the Treasurer. Beth and her husband, Jim, first learned about FCC when they attended “waiting family meetings” back in 2006, long before they adopted their three children from China. Those waiting family meetings provided invaluable information and planted the seeds of long-lasting friendships. Chinese New Year celebrations, family camp, movie-screenings, panel discussions and guest speakers are some of the ways that FCC has enriched their family life since 2006. Beth is deeply grateful for what FCC has provided and serving as a board member has been a way to share these opportunities with others.
Fei Yang – Member at large
MeiLu Bacigalupi – Member at large
MeiLu was adopted from China in 1996 when she was 14 months old. She is currently finishing her final term at the University of Oregon and will receive a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She hopes to pursue a Masters in Public Health after she returns from her Peace Corps service in Moldova. MeiLu grew up in an environment of transparency and inclusion in terms of talking about adoption; which can be partially credited to the foundational work and support that FCC has offered over the years. She hopes to continue to stay in touch with the local adoption community and foster meaningful engagement for adoptees and their families.
Robyn Brewer – Rock Star
Robyn was on the FCC Board for 4 years and has been a very active parent volunteer for the last 2 years. She and her husband Tim have a daughter adopted from the Hunan Province of China in 2011. Robyn is a Trust officer at a local Bank .