Education Team

Department Staff

 


 

 

Rebekah Craig BA, MSc

Education Manager

Rebekah is the Education Manager at AFABC. She is responsible for assisting with activities associated with program delivery for AFABC’s education department. Her professional background is working in program delivery and development with high risk youth in the public school system.  Her interests include advocating for children in care, supporting school age children through volunteering in various school based events, hiking, biking and skiing the BC mountains. She lives in the lower mainland with her husband and three active boys and dog Chloe.



 

 

 

 

 

AEP-Online Facilitators

Loreen Keefe, MSW, RSW

Loreen works with AFABC as a Family Support Counselor with the PASS program and as an AEP-Online facilitator. She is a former facilitator for the Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren Group with Parent Support Services in Victoria, BC.  She presently contracts to private adoption agencies conducting home studies, provides post placement supervision and periodically facilitates adoption information sessions. Loreen is an adoptive parent of two children aged 8 & 11.  She has worked with children and their families for over 15 years and her areas of expertise are child development, trauma and special needs. Loreen is passionate about providing children and their families with the preparation and support needed to build strong, loving permanent homes.

Tammy Kosolofski, MSW, RSW

Tammy is a social worker, foster parent and adoptive parent.  She has a diverse professional background working in the areas of Aboriginal Child welfare, the non-profit social services sector, and as a Coroner.  She currently resides in Kamloops BC with her partner, five busy girls and their dog, Harley. She enjoys running, hockey, and coaching various sports. Tammy is passionate about all children having the opportunity to reach their full life potential, which for some, requires permanency planning and adoption. She is honored to go through this journey with prospective adoptive parents, as she is able to share her own profound and personal experience with adoption.

Kristi Lang, BSW, RSW
Kristi has been a social worker since 1997 and has worked in child protection as well as in adoption.  She has experience with investigations, case management, post adoption support as well as working with waiting families.  Krisit is a Home Assessment Writer and works in the Edmonton area.  She is our key AEP-Online facilitator for the Edmonton & Area CFSR. In her free time, Kristi enjoys practicing yoga and running. She is also a professional photographer and a parent to her to her 10 year old twins.

 

Leslie Louie, BSW, RSW

Leslie is an Adoption Social Worker who has been involved with adoption for over 10 years. Her experience is both professional and personal. Leslie supports prospective adoptive parents, adoptive parents and birth parents through licensed agencies through information sessions and education specific to adoption as well as prepares home studies. Leslie and her husband are the parents of two children. Their oldest joined them through an international adoption from China and their youngest is “homegrown”.  Butterscotch, their Golden retriever cross, rounds out their family.

 

 

Ashleigh Martinflatt, MSW, RSW

Ashleigh has been working in the social work field since 2001.  She has worked with at-risk youth in a community setting as well as internationally in Guyana, working with children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Ashleigh's career then took her to beautiful Campbell River where she was employed by MCFD in the Child Protection field. The next 9 years of her life were in Child Protection in Campbell River and Toronto. While in Toronto Ashleigh obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto with a focus on permanency planning for children and youth in care. She is now back on the island and loving being back in BC.  Ashleigh is a full-time instructor, in Social Work and Child and Youth Care at Vancouver Island University and she still practices in the field teaching the face to face Adoption Education Program, completing home studies and private consultation with families.  Most importantly though, Ashleigh is the proud mother of two children who joined her family through adoption from MCFD.  She and her family enjoy the outdoor lifestyle on the island and are a pretty busy family! 

Anne Melcombe, BSW, RSW

Anne is an Adoption Social Worker and a Child Specific Recruiter with the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program at AFABC. She has been involved with AFABC for 19 years, and she currently contracts with several adoption agencies to complete home studies, present adoption education programs, and work with birth parents. She is a single adoptive Mom of three, aged 32, 20 and 17. Anne is passionate about the need for children and youth to have permanent family connections.