The AOK Team

All Our Kids, Inc. is an organization of individuals who are passionate about foster care and adoption, and supporting families involved. Feel free to reach out to any of us!

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Dr. Marianna Litovich
Founder and Executive Director

mlitovich@FosteringAOK.org
Contact for: All Organizational Operations

Marianna Litovich is a parent, community psychologist, and civic-minded organizer. She is often scheming about ways to bring people together, build bridges, and strengthen her community. After a decade as a clinician in the public mental health sector and as a university professor, she now consults with community agencies and state departments to improve their programming in order to better support families with young children in Massachusetts. She is passionate about foster care and adoption, and grew up knowing she wanted to adopt children through the foster care system. In addition to steering All Our Kids through its inception and recent growth, she is also a Family Resource Liaison for the Department of Children and Families and is on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Families, a statewide advocacy organization for foster parents. In 2016, Marianna and her family were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year. Marianna was the 2018 recipient of the Champions for Children award from the Child Advocacy Center of Hampshire County, and an honoree as part of Business West's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Having now adopted three times and fostered numerous other children, she founded All Our Kids, Inc. in response to the reactions people around her were having: foster and adoptive families felt isolated, the public had a limited understanding of the foster care system, and everyone wanted to do something to make a difference. Marianna lives with her spouse, Kelley, and four children in South Hadley, and she will never say no to an invitation for coffee.

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Mary Ann Hanlon
Program and Outreach Director

MHanlon@FosteringAOK.org

Mary Ann Hanlon, a life-long resident of Easthampton, is the parent of an adopted child from foster care, Michael. She is also the mother of a biological daughter, Katelyn with her husband, Rick. Katelyn lives in Rhode Island with her fiancé, Tyler, and works at Brown University. Mary Ann has varied work experience having worked in the hotel industry, the educational field as well as most recently in retail, owning her own dance apparel business for 15 years. She has worked with various non-profit organizations over the years to help raise money and awareness for them. Over the years, she has attended workshops related to children with special needs and is a fierce advocate for her son. Mary Ann hopes to continue to broaden the work of AOK, creating opportunities that help bring more volunteers to the organization.

 

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Caitlin Martin
Family Support Navigator

CMartin@FosteringAOK.org
Contact for:  Resilience & Support Hub

Caitlin Martin (she/her) is a foster and pre-adoptive parent. Originally from Northern Virginia, she graduated from Hampshire College in 2013, and fell in love with Western Massachusetts. She has worked as a Kindergarten teacher for eight years and now spends time tutoring and working with AOK. She became a foster parent in 2018 and has fostered more than 40 children since then. She has had children in her home from 12 hours to two and a half years. She happily connects with biological families as much as possible to support the youth in her care. Caitlin is on the Foster Parent Advisory Board for the Greenfield Area Office.

 

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Tracy Moquin
Program Specialist

TMoquin@FosteringAOK.org

Tracy Moquin is an adoptive and foster parent. Along with her husband, Scott, they have overwhemingly large hearts especially when it comes to children. Together they have 8 kids, two of whom they’ve adopted, one kindship, whose adoption is pending and 5 biological children. Recently Tracy started to volunteer at the AOK Community Closet and she was such a difference-maker, we had to bring her on as an official employee! In addition to being a full-time stay-at-home mom, GG (aka grandma) and part time staff at the AOKCC, Tracy also co-teaches bellydance classes in her spare time. Always looking to lend a hand or just an ear to listen, she wears her heart on her sleeve and smile on her face. “Be strong and just keep on keeping on!”

 

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Sharlene Lape
Program Specialist

SLape@FosteringAOK.org

 

Sharlene Lape joined the AOK Community Closet to continue supporting and communicating with other families/parents "who get it". She has always had a passion for working with children since she was a child. Sharlene is a mother of 5 amazing children. She was a stay-at-home mom for about 10 years and just recently started working in the school district and the AOK closet. Sharlene and her husband Adam started the journey in 2018 knowing they wanted to foster to adopt. As we all know, the journey has many ups and downs, but we wouldn't have changed a thing. They adopted two of their children, Michael and Anika, who are

amazing additions to the family. When not at work, Sharlene enjoys spending time working on her gardens and baking! She also enjoys hiking, walking, riding her bike, and bowling in her spare time.

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Chris Maza
Board President

cmaza@FosteringAOK.org

Chris Maza is a parent, former foster parent, and community journalist. He lives in Springfield with his wife Eileen, daughter Meghan, and dog Comet. After previously supporting AOK through the creation and organization of the annual Homebrew Showcase for All Our Kids fundraising event, Chris took on an official role as a board member in 2023. Drawing from his own experience as a foster parent, Chris feels strongly about the role community plays in lifting up and supporting foster and adoptive families in Western Massachusetts, and endeavors to help spread the organization’s mission to expand that supportive network. He is also a homebrewing hobbyist and avid Disney enthusiast.

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Anthony DeJura
Board Vice President

adejura@FosteringAOK.org

Anthony DeJura is a parent and advocate, as well as a Senior Assistant Director of a non-profit human services organization for adults with developmental disabilities. He is committed to fostering relationships within the child welfare system, and to supporting children and families with different abilities. Anthony sits on the Parent Advisory Board for the Department of Children and Families Western Region, where he uses his experience as a foster and adoptive parent to advocate for needed changes within the system. He lives with his partner, Rich, and their three active boys. He is proud to be a Board Member of AOK and happy to bring his partnering skills to build bridges within the child welfare system.

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Paula Boutin
Board Secretary

pboutin@FosteringAOK.org

Paula Boutin is an adoptive and foster parent. Along with her husband, Larry, she has adopted one child and has been fostering children since 2011. A retired Special Education teacher with a specialty in behavior strategies, Paula has presented workshops locally and nationally at teacher's conferences. A strong advocate for ensuring children's success in school and community, Paula served as Vice President and Secretary of her local school's PTO and has been an active member of the citywide PTO. Paula also volunteers at her local soup kitchen and is active in her church. Paula is excited to be an AOK board member and brings her commitment to the mission, hard work ethic, team spirit, and welcoming personality.

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Guy O'Donnell
Board Treasurer

godonnell@FosteringAOK.org

Guy O’Donnell is a father, engaged community member, and active in local government. As an adoptive parent of 2 biological brothers he has been a strong advocate for them and all of our kids. He has volunteered for the Holyoke Public Schools for the last 5 years, and helped raise money for a garden and compost system at the school. He is former state director of a Wolf-PAC, a nationwide group dedicated to getting big money out of politics. Now he is involved in local politics to advocate for policies that help working class families and work towards a better future generations.

Guy and his husband Gary live in Holyoke with their 2 adoptive sons. They have a net zero home with a permaculture food forest as an example of sustainable, low impact living. They grow 1,000 lbs of food at their own home every year. Producing everything from homemade tomato sauce to their own maple syrup.

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Elaine Phelps
Board Director

ephelps@FosteringAOK.org

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