Founding board member of the National Safe Haven Alliance. Timothy Jaccard is the Founder and President of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation. Tim served has a full-time paramedic for the Nassau County Police Department, Long Island, NY. He works endlessly and passionately to educate and prevent the abandonment of infants. He is known throughout the world as the “Father of Safe Haven”.
Jeanine Castagna has been working in the field of adoption for over twenty years. She received her law degree from Hofstra University in 1996 and has been practicing adoption law ever since. Fifteen years ago, Jeanine started her own practice that focuses specifically on adoption law. Throughout her career, Jeanine has been involved in over seven hundred private placement domestic newborn adoptions, step-parent adoptions and international re-adoptions. She is a fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, a member of the Adoption Committee of the New York State Bar Association, the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE, the National Infertility Network Exchange, and of DES Action. Jeanine and her husband are founding members of the Tender Loving Care Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the parents of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit of the Northwell Health System in New York, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of that organization. In 2008 Jeanine received an Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Sarah Koeppen is the Executive Director of The Hope Box, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about infant and child abandonment and Safe Haven law. She is married and has five children. In addition to her work with The Hope Box, Sarah is a public speaker, child advocate, and an expert on the issues of the abandonment of babies. Sarah is also on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the National Safe Haven Alliance.