Meredith Shepard joined Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. in August 2013 as the Adoptive Parent Coordinator. She works closely with waiting adoptive families handling day-to-day needs and assisting with matching adoptive families to birth families. Meredith has worked in the area of social work for over 20 years and has experience working within the fields of child development, adoption, foster care, and developmental disabilities.
Meredith graduated with honors from Eckerd College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Walden University with a Master of Science in Non-Profit Management & leadership. She was also a Licensed Massage Therapist prior to obtaining her degree. While born in Ohio, which will always be home, she is also a die-hard hot weather fan and loves nothing more than cruising in her Jeep with the top down and the music loud! She has a teenage son who just graduated from high school and a bulldog that is the sweetest, most cuddly animal you could ever meet. Meredith can typically be found at Disney on the weekends with her son, and/or Mom.
Movie: Mary Poppins (the Original)
TV Show Character: Penny from The Big
Candy: Reese’s or Sour Patch Kids depending on my mood
Quote: Everything happens for a reason
Personal hero: My mom- she raised me- she deserves every award possible as I know I was no easy child!!