ACW staff 2006
Linda Brownlee, Executive Director
Linda Brownlee is a licensed clinical social worker and is Board Certified In Clinical Social Work. Working in international adoption, she has placed over 500 children from orphanages. She has presented workshops for Resolve and adoption support groups and at an international conferences in Moscow and in Germany. She and her husband have two children through adoption who are now adults. Linda has recently been awarded the Angels in Adoption Award from Senator John Warner. She was presented her award at a special ceremony on September 13th, 2005. This is an annual award sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).
Cathy Bottrell, LCSW Director of Social Services
Cathy Bottrell is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She has been working at ACW since 2000 and has one child through adoption. Cathy D. Bottrell, graduated from Emory & Henry College with a BA and also has a masters degree in social work from NSU. Email Cathy
Eileen Rafferty, BSW Home Study Social Worker
Eileen Rafferty graduated from Radford University in May 2005 with a major in Social Work. Email Eileen
Katie Fair, Senior Intern
Katie Fair is a senior at George Mason University. She is completing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Email Katie
Jun Li, China Coordinator
Jun Li, a native of China, speaks fluent English. She coordinates our adoptions from China, which includes translating all the clients' documents.
Thao Pham Loc, Vietnam Coordinator
Thao, a native of Vietnam, speaks fluent English. She coordinates our adoptions from Vietnam. She has been doing charitable work in Vietnam for several years.
Nicholai Ivanitsky, Russia Coordinator
Nicholai Ivanitsky has been coordinating Russian adoptions with Adoption Center of Washington since 1993. He lives in Moscow and has an adopted neice.