Board of Directors
A Board of Directors governs the non-profit Independent Adoption Center (IAC). The Board ensures the organization remains true to its mission and is fiscally sound. The following people have generously volunteered their time and skills to serve on the IAC Board:
Susan Sparling, President, is a retired university academic advising and academic services department director who dedicated her career to assisting first-generation, low-income college students to excel at the university level. She also designed high-quality co-curricular programs that support academic success in higher education. She is a mother of three children, two of whom were born via open adoption with the expert guidance of the IAC. Susan has participated on the IAC Board since 2002, and is highly committed to support within the adoption community and national issues of open
Tahir Sheikh, Vice President, works in the financial services industry, and is the father of four children. Tahir has a background in IT as well as Finance and Accounting. He has served on the Board since June 1996, shortly after he completed a temporary accounting assignment and felt compelled to stay involved with and support the Open Adoption model.
William Kinnane, Treasurer is a financial services marketing professional in Georgia. He has served on the board since 2009 and is the father of a daughter adopted through the IAC.
Christine Zwerling, Secretary is the mother of two sons adopted through the IAC. Ms. Zwerling works as a compensation consultant. She joined the Board in 2011.
Daniel Mayfield is an attorney in San Jose, California. In addition to his work for open adoption he is a partner in a criminal and civil law practice, Carpenter and Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield has been on the Board since 1995, and is active in other civic and non-profit groups in the San Jose area.
Saran Pomianowski is the mother of a son adopted through the IAC. In addition, she is a former university administrator. She joined the Board in 2013.
Nancy Worrell is a Human Resources executive. She is also the mother of a daughter adopted through the IAC. She joined the board in 2012.