Martin Hall – President – 2008
Since the 1970s, Marty's professional background has been in real estate and finance.
He has also continuously owned and operated several creative businesses involving professional
and web-enabled video and audio production, which led to his volunteering technical support
to AFFEC during its early times.
He is moved by the unique potential AFFEC offers to fundamentally and constructively elevate
the human condition in lasting, loving and valuable ways.
Delores Mord – Treasurer & Secretary – 2006
Delores is the Chief Financial Officer at multiple organizations over her career.
The many decades of work in the bookkeeping/financial field enable her to
take care of the organization's financial records, balance sheets and profit/loss
statements. She has been involved with AFFEC since its inception and has been a
key player in assisting us to successfully expand.
Daneen Wolf – Board Member – 2012
Daneen is a native Oregonian, who returned to the area after living in San Diego,
California for almost 20 years. After attending the University of California San Diego,
Daneen had the pleasure of working for very high profile companies and individuals
such as the San Diego Padres Baseball Club, TD Ameritrade, and the world renowned
inspirational speaker, Anthony Robbins. She continues to enjoy her successful career
in marketing and communications.
During her tenure in San Diego, Daneen served six years on the Board of Directors
for a San Diego based non-profit organization devoted to transforming the lives of
children through necessary plastic surgery. She also volunteered eight years to the organization and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for three consecutive years. In addition, she received the North County Philanthropy Council 2004 Volunteer of the Year award for her work as the gala chair.
Daneen's passion is helping children which is what led her to AFFEC. She is committed to achieving AFFEC's mission.
Christy Obie-Barrett – Board Member & Executive Director – 2006
Founder and Executive Director of the Oregon-based, 501 C-3 agency she started in 2006,
A Family For Every Child / Heart Gallery. The Heart Gallery was AFFEC's first program.
A Family For Every Child has now grown to include ten different programs intended to support
foster children and find Forever Families Nationally. Programs range from foster parent support
groups to an excellent mentor program to a family finding service that searches for relatives
that may have cared for a child in the past. Christy's cause has now become the cause of 15 employees
and close to 900 volunteers in the database.
Before AFFEC and as her motivation, Christy is the mother of 12 children, 9 of which are adopted.
Jessica Pelatt – Board Member – 2013
Long time Mentor, Volunteer Photographer and Volunteer Venue coordinator, all around AFFEC supporter.
Working with children has always been a large part of Jessica's life from helping with her little brother, babysitting and volunteering
to work with children from a young age. At sixteen she even raised money to work with children at an orphanage in Azerbaijan, which ended up
being a life changing experience for Jessica.
Now with a degree in English and a masters in Education, she has worked as a teacher.
Jessica now dedicates her time to many volunteer roles, many of which A Family For Every child are very grateful to have her a part of.
Her role as a long time Mentor, to her mentee Lizzie, has made all the difference in Lizzie's success after Foster care.
Lizzie now lives with Jessica and her husband. Jessica loves photography, reading, singing, crafting and many other hobbies.
She also loves learning new skills.
Jessica is committed to assisting AFFEC in many ways, and we at AFFEC feel honored to have her on our team