A 12 year hosting and adoption veteran, Colleen brings a valuable mix of corporate experience and volunteer passion to the role of Executive Director. She has had a heart for Ukraine since “accidentally” hosting in 2005. After that first hosting experience, she traveled to Ukraine and was forever changed. Colleen has worked to match over 2,500 orphan children with host families across the US, and to raise much needed funding for orphanages, medical needs of orphans, and educational programs. Her passion is advocating for special needs children, sibling groups and teen orphans.
Colleen and husband, David, live in the Cincinnati area and are happily exhausted parents of eight, including four Ukrainian-born daughters, and two newly adopted Ukrainian sons. Their older children also volunteer with Host Ukraine, and have inherited their parents’ passion for orphan care.