Our Staff
Becky Weichhand, Executive Director

beckyBecky came to CCAI in 2009 from the beautiful Great Lakes State of Michigan to serve as CCAI's Director of Policy. For five years in that role, Becky worked to educate Members of Congress and their staff on domestic and international child welfare policy. As Director of Policy, Becky led CCAI's Congressional Resource Program to daily serve congressional offices with relevant information in the field. In her work with CCAI's 20/20 Vision Program she coordinated congressional delegations to Los Angeles, Columbus, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea and Haiti. Becky also managed The Way Forward Project, which focused policymakers and funders on the need for family care of children in six African nations. After serving in the position of Interim Executive Director beginning in June, 2014, Becky was named CCAI's Executive Director in December, 2014. Becky has a J.D. from Regent Law, and is a licensed attorney in Virginia.

Allison Coble, Senior Director of Programs

allisonAllison joined CCAI in September of 2010,  having previously worked for Senator Don Nickles and then serving as the Associate Director of Marketing at a trade association based in Washington, DC. She graduated Oral Roberts University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Allison started at CCAI as the Director of External Relations, and in her new role as the Director of Programs, she oversees CCAI’s core initiatives including the Angels in Adoption TM events and gala, the Foster Youth InternshipTM as well as National Adoption Day efforts across the country.

Martina J. Arnold, Director of Development
new martinaMartina facilitates and advances CCAI’s support among corporate, foundation and individual donors as the Director of Development. She also provides expertise in event management and mass communications. Prior to joining CCAI, Martina executed fundraising plans and cultivated relationships in support of the College of Southern Maryland, CSM Foundation and the Center for Children, Inc. Martina is a graduate of Bowie State University, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism. A community advocate, she is member of the Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Leadership Southern Maryland. Martina joined CCAI in June of 2015 with more than 15 years of experience fundraising and building business development programs for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Prior to joining CCAI, Christen advised clients on childhood trauma, child welfare and education policy as an independent consultant.

Christen Krzywonski Glickman, Director of Policy


Christen leads CCAI’s policy, government relations, education and advocacy strategies in both domestic and international child welfare policy.

She previously advised U.S. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana on children’s issues and served as Legislative Director for Representative Joaquin Castro in the Texas Legislature. From 2009-2013, Christen helped prosecutors with child maltreatment cases and assisted policymakers with child maltreatment issues as Staff Attorney for the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. Through her work with the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, Christen was instrumental in the "Protect Our Kids Act of 2012," which created the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where she represented children in dependency and juvenile delinquency cases, and was awarded for her pro bono work. Christen is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Texas.

Misti McHatton, Director of Operations

new mistiMisti is joining CCAI with over twelve years of non-profit, small business, corporate and ministry experience. Misti has traveled extensively worldwide giving her a worldview that will benefit the mission of CCAI, including living in a children’s home in Northern Thailand for three years. As Operations Director, Misti is responsible for managing the organization’s finances, overseeing information technology systems, coordinating human resource affairs, and recruiting new talent to CCAI. She has a BA in Global Business, a minor in International Relations and Public Policy from Regent University and an MA in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University.

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