Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families Staff
Pam and her husband Dan are the adoptive parents of two children, a daughter who was born in Korea in 1986 and a son who was born in India in 1989. Her children catapulted Pam into life and career interests she never imagined. Pam’s position as Executive Director has evolved over the past 20 years as she was a volunteer Executive Director for the first 7 years, then the only part-time paid staff person, then a full-time paid position, and finally to overseeing with the Board of Directors the addition of two more part-time paid staff. Pam and Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families have been the recipient of the Minoru Yasui Volunteer Service Award, Asian Education Advisory Council Community Service Award, Channel 7 Everyday Hero, Asian Pacific Bar Association Minoru Yasui Community Award, the Korean American Coalition of the U.S., Bridge Builder Award, and the National Angel in Adoption Award. Pam has been appointed to the Denver Asian Pacific American Commission, and was on the capital campaign committee of the Asian Pacific Development Center. This “labor of love” at Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families has truly become a life’s work for Pam, one that never would have happened without her own wonderful children.
Director of Information and Community Relations
Marne is an adoptive mom/SMBC (Single Mom By Choice) to three amazing young people. As the Director of Information and Community Relations, Marne is passionate about supporting environments in which all members of the HCAF community experience connection, belonging, and growth. Marne has been attending and volunteering for HCAF since 2009 as part of African Caribbean Heritage Camp and the group that launched Domestic Adoption Camp. Professionally, Marne has worked in public education for 20 years as a high school English teacher, an instructional coach, and Culturally Responsive Education Specialist. In her spare time, Marne enjoys watching sports, theatre, podcasts, reading, Zumba, and traveling.
HCAF Director of Operations and Programming
Yoselin is an adult adoptee from Honduras, and first attended Latin American Heritage Camp as a camper back in the 90s. Over the course of 17 years, she has served as a Counselor, Coordinator, Presenter, and Director at LAHC, and has also assisted with coordinating Adult Adoptee Meet-Up Events. Yoselin comes to HCAF after studying Psychology in her undergrad, and working predominantly in workforce development, services for those experiencing homeless, and residential and community mental health for the last nine years. Despite the change in industry, Yoselin is passionate about advocacy, and educating communities on expanding cultural empathy and awareness, increasing efforts towards equity and inclusion, and identifying outlets for others’ growth and empowerment. In her free time, Yoselin can be found hiking, checking out a concert, gallery, or museum, spending time with friends, volunteering in the community, or finding outlets for her human rights activism.
Director of Development and Marketing
Dana has been working in Development and Marketing in the arts for many years and recently moved back to Colorado. She was born in Korea and grew up in Europe until her family moved to California when she was in High School. Dana first experience at Heritage Camps was in Denver in her 20s, where her experience as a councilor was an impactful experience. Since then she has attended the Adult Adoptee MeetUp and is now looking forward to attending the Domestic Adoption Camp with her family. Later in life she and her husband adopted her son from California.