ICAV Representatives

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ICAV has been running as an informal network since it’s beginnings thanks to the efforts of intercountry adoptees who volunteer their time and energies.

FOUNDER

Lynelle Long

ICAV Representatives, Bloggers & Partners volunteer their time to connect and facilitate support to intercountry adoptees in a variety of ways.

AUSTRALIAN STATE REPRESENTATIVES

This role acts as the central point of contact for new intercountry adoptees coming into the network based on residential location. The ICAV Rep helps to connect adoptees to others in their State, ensure they are aware of ICAV Social Events and other state based intercountry adoption events; liaise with the State Government Departments (seeking intercountry adoptees wishing to be involved in prospective parent eduction seminars) and state based NGO post adoption organisations. Where possible the ICAV Rep also attends Federal Government quarterly meetings to represent the needs and interest of each state.

New South Wales

Linzi Ibrahim
Gabby Malpas
Rafael Morrissey

Queensland

Anna Kopeikin

South Australia

Min Mednis

Victoria

SueYen Bylund
Sam Gibb

Western Australia

Leanne Tololeski

EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVES

This role acts as a central point and enables intercountry adoptees to connect into the ICAV worldwide network. Some of these Representatives are involved in Government liaison and policy discussions.

David Combes (Residing in France)

Melanie Kleintz (Residing in Germany)

Bina Mirjam de Boer (Residing in Netherlands)

Naan Cohen (Residing in Netherlands)

Marie Gardom (Residing in the UK, London)

NEW ZEALAND REPRESENTATIVE

This role acts as a central point within New Zealand and and enables intercountry adoptees to connect into the local face to face group and is involved in Government liaison and policy discussions.

Alex Kuch

AMERICAN/CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVES

This role acts as a central point and enables intercountry adoptees to connect into the ICAV worldwide network. Some of these Representatives are involved in Government liaison and policy discussions.

Cherish Bolton

Trista Goldberg

Jayme Hansen 

Marijane Buck Huang

Leti Mendes

Patricia Mot

Diego Vitelli

Abby Hilty (Raised in Switzerland and currently residing in Canada)

ICAV BLOGGERS

This role includes contributing regularly to the ICAV website and raising awareness about the issues impacting intercountry adoptees around the world.

Joey Beyer (Chinese adoptee residing in America)

Kate Coghlan (Vietnamese adoptee residing in Australia)

Jessica Davis (American adoptive mother of Ugandan adoptee, reunited with her family)

Stephanie Flood (Filipino adoptee residing in America)

Jayme Hansen (South Korean adoptee residing in America)

Juliette Lam (Malaysian adoptee residing in the UK)

Sarah Mårtensson (Iranian adoptee residing in Sweden)

Sunny Reed (South Korean adoptee residing in America)

Sophie Yi (Chinese adoptee residing in America)