Lisa Prather is the Vice President of Operations at Nightlight Christian Adoptions. Lisa has been working in the field of adoption for over 10 years. Lisa is a licensed social worker and previously worked in the areas of therapeutic foster care and child protective service for 9 years, She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a graduate of the University of Kansas, with a Master's Degree in Social Work. Lisa has adopted by her step-father at the age of 4 years old and has had a heart of adoption since her childhood. Lisa desires to bring awareness to the issues important to adopted children.
Ron is President Emeritus of Nightlight Christian Adoptions after spending 18 years as their President and Executive Director. Ron’s experience includes directing police recruitment for the Los Angeles Police Department, working as a management consultant for KPMG, helping to start a company in the medical field (Omnimedical) and building it into a $40 million publicly held company. In 1984, he left the corporate world and started a law practice focusing on adoptions, completing over 1500 domestic independent adoptions. In 1995, Ron became the Executive Director of Nightlight Christian Adoptions, a Hague accredited agency, merging his law practice with Schmiesing Blied Stoddart & Mackey. Ron developed Nightlight’s international adoption programs and, in 1997, developed Nightlight’s innovative Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program. Ron retired from Nightlight in May of 2013. He and his wife of 50+ years, Linda, have four children, including one adopted domestically at birth and one adopted from Russia at the age of 11. They live in Loveland, Colorado.
David Schunk is graduating from Champlain College with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Networking & Cyber Security this year. He was a member of the founding committee back in 2014. David has since been involved with many adoption advocate groups as well as creating a fundraising project for his orphanage in Russia during his years in college. David continues to get more and more involved with adoption policies within the United States. His dream is one day Russia will lift the ban for US citizens to adopt Russian children.
Allison Cass is an adoption caseworker at the Nightlight Christian Adoptions office in Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Northeastern State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Allison was adopted at the age of 6 weeks from the Gladney Center in Texas when adoptions were closed. She enjoys sharing her experience, strength and hope and wants to be a support to all parties involved in adoptions.