Our Agency Team of Experts

Lisa P

Executive Vice President
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Lisa P

Executive Vice President
Email Address: Lisa@Nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Favorite Adoption Story: Suubi’s story is Lisa’s favorite. You can read more about Suubi’s story through the link below..
Education: Lisa has a BSW from the University of Oklahoma and an MSW from the University of Kansas. Lisa is a licensed social worker in the state of Oklahoma and has previous work experience in child protective services and therapeutic foster care.
Responsibilities: In her role as Executive Vice President, Lisa helps in writing policies and maintaining Quality improvement within Nightlight. Lisa is involved in program development and maintenance for our all Nightlight programs. Lisa is an LMSW and assists each team member in clinical decisions and crisis management.

Allison C

Domestic Family Services Coordinator
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Allison C

Domestic Family Services Coordinator
Email Address: allison@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 68:5 “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows–this is God, whose dwelling is holy.”
Favorite Adoption Story: I was adopted and never knew my biological father. My adoptive father passed away when I was 25 years old. My children’s father has chosen not to be in their lives. So I believe and I teach my children that our Father is in Heaven and He can love us like no other earthly father can.
Education: I am a graduate of Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to working in the adoption field, I was a Child Welfare Investigator for Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Responsibilities: I am privileged to be a part of Nightlight Christian Adoptions as an adoption caseworker in the Oklahoma office. I provide services to adoptive families as well as birth parents.

Deborah

Adoption Advocate
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Deborah

Adoption Advocate

Debbie has worked with hundreds of adoptive families in all phases of the adoption process since 1975 through both agency and private practice. She served as Coordinator of the Baptist Maternity Home, where she counseled many birth mothers and helped them through the difficult emotional ups and downs of the adoption experience. Debbie is an experienced therapist and counselor who relates to all her clients with empathetic concern and understanding.

Jessica D

Foster Care Advocate
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Jessica D

Foster Care Advocate
Email Address: jessica@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: “The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Family and Community Services from Oklahoma Baptist University
Responsibilities: I am responsible for working with individuals who are interested in Foster Care. I assist families through the initial foster care certification process and then provide continued support once a child has been placed in a foster home. I will also be working to recruit new Foster families.

Leslie K

Home Study/SFE Provider
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Leslie K

Home Study/SFE Provider
Email Address: leslie.klamm@nightlight.org

Loretta

Home Study Coordinator | Inquiry Specialist | Social Services Assistant
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Loretta

Home Study Coordinator | Inquiry Specialist | Social Services Assistant
Email Address: loretta@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Matt. 5:13 – “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be the salt-seasoning that brings out the God flavors of this earth”
Favorite Adoption Story: I love how God shows up for these girls and the families each and every time! I’m amazed at the opportunities to see beauty from ashes. It’s often not about how smart or educated we are but how willing we are to let God work through our lives. It’s exciting to see how each situation is both unique & difficult, however adoption always creates opportunities to see Gods Redemptive love at work.

Mandi

Foster Care Advocate
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Mandi

Foster Care Advocate
Email Address: mandi@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Education: Bachelor’s in Science Family & Human Services, with a minor in Spanish from John Brown University; Master’s in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma
Responsibilities: Coordinating and supporting foster families through the certification process and foster care placements. In addition to supporting current foster families, my responsibility will be recruiting and coordinating future foster families.

Robyn

Pregnancy Counselor
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Robyn

Pregnancy Counselor
Email Address: robyn.ratzlaff@nightlight.org

Rozdi

Executive Director
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Rozdi

Executive Director
Email Address: rozdi@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Mark 9:23 all things are possible to him who believes
Favorite Adoption Story: I believe adoption is such a great option for someone who is wanting to expand their family as well as do God’s work. I have several friends that have been adopted and it has been such a good experience for them.
Education: I have a BA in Psychology and MHR (Masters in Human Relations) from the University of Oklahoma. I also have my LPC.
Responsibilities: Ensures compliance with state laws and regulations, and overseas the home study program, domestic adoption program, and foster care program in the Oklahoma office

Tessa

Social Services Manager
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Tessa

Social Services Manager
Email Address: tessa@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Education: BA in Psychology and MA in Human Relations both from the University of Oklahoma
Responsibilities: Tessa’s responsibilities include the supervision of staff, the review and approval of home studies and post adoption reports, conducting referral reviews with adoptive families, and overseeing the Anchored in Hope Program.

Tiffany

International Program Coordinator
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Tiffany

International Program Coordinator
Email Address: tiffany@nightlight.org
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Education: BSW and Pastoral Development License
Responsibilities: Managing day-to-day operations of our Honduras and Jamaica programs, maintaining working relationships with our in-country providers, and walking adoptive families through the process
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