The Cradle Associates

The Cradle Associates Board is a committed group of individuals who all have a powerful voice and story around adoption.

Associates Board Statement of Intention
We are a team of people who want to share the mission of the Cradle and support the impactful work that it supports. We are volunteers and fundraising liaisons, connected to adoption through our own adoption, our children, and our spouses. We want to lift the voices of the adoption community through our efforts while supporting diversity of thought, responsibility and action.

2021-2022 Roster

Officers | Executive Committee:

Braeden Schaefer - Chair
Aaron Katz - Treasurer
Anaiah Zainea - Secretary
Laura Irons - Past Board Chair & Council

Members & Committee Chairs:

Liz Fruth
Maria-Alicia Serrano
Kayla Gardner
Yael Meyer
Kim Paral
Julia Paster
Gianni Rianeri
Ann Wolf
Brittany Richter - Marketing Committee Chair Nominee
Penelope Boardman - Cradle Board Liaison

The Cradle Associates was formed in 2001 as a means of drawing on the energy and enthusiasm of young professionals who are affiliated with The Cradle or who are otherwise interested in adoption. To learn more about how you can get involved with The Cradle Associates, please contact

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