FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 17TH, 2021
Genealogy Team— DNAngels’ — Announces its Newest Board of Directors for 2021-22
A nonprofit dedicated to assisting individuals searching for their biological parent(s).
CARBONDALE, Ill. — DNAngels is excited to announce its brand new and extremely talented new staff and board members for the 2021 year.
Beginning in February of 2019, with a small number of volunteers the Executive Director and one of the founders of the non-profit, Laura Leslie-Olmsted, has successfully grown the 501(C)(3) to a national movement helping families across the United States come together for the very first time.
“Our goal long-term is to be the provider of choice when it comes to finding biological parents. DNAngels would like to be a common household name.” The founder of the non-profit, Laura, said.
“If you want to learn about your ancestors you test with AncestryDNA, if you want to find those biological ancestors you go to DNAngels. Finding biological moms and dads is our core mission and we will never charge someone for that.” She added.
As of May 2021, DNAngels now has 31 volunteers, staff and board members associated with the organization. Including the following new and prominent board members.
DNAngels’ Newest Board of Directors
Scott Horwitz, DNAngels Board President
Scott comes to DNAngels with over fifteen years of experience at creating and developing grassroots non-profit startups. Prior to the non-profit management experience, he was an IT specialist with several large corporations. Scott brings his experience in corporate leadership, team building, business principles, and service development to DNAngels.
Andrea Lyon, DNAngels Board Vice President
Andrea serves on DNAngels’ Board as Vice President and is also the Director of Public Relations/Marketing. Andrea Lyon is a veteran journalist, founder of The Story Collective and acts as DNAngels’ media outreach coordinator in order to share the life-touching stories surrounding the genealogy team.
Amy Morris, DNAngels Board Secretary
Amy serves on DNAngels’ Board as Secretary and is also a dedicated Search Angel. She also serves as the assistant media strategist for DNAngels’ Public Relations Department. Amy is a mother and dental hygienist who was born and raised in Northwest Indiana.
Christopher Smith, DNAngels Board Advisor
Christopher is an advisor on the Board of Directors for DNAngels. He also serves as an attorney in the field of Health Care & Life Sciences and Litigation & Business Disputes at Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C. Christopher first came to DNAngels as a client. He was donor conceived and through the assistance of DNAngels, and using primarily distant cousin DNA matches, found his biological father and three half-siblings.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the placement of our current Board members. We feel it’s vital for our Board to be a reflection of our clients and the services we offer. Each Board member has their own story to tell and DNAngles is the organization behind their solution.” Laura said.
DNAngels’ genealogy team and staff work endless volunteer hours to meet the needs of families around the country. If you have been touched by the organization, would like to help their efforts or know someone who could use their expertise, please donate today.
Andrea Lyon, Media Strategist
Phone: (407) 274-6178
Laura Leslie-Olmsted, Executive Director & Founder