Meet the Team
Carlee Dawodu serves as the Executive Director for Gifts of Grace. Carlee earned her B.S. in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University in 2001 and has worked in the foster care and adoption field since that time. Carlee and her husband are the proud parents of six daughters, three through the gift of adoption.
Email Contact: Carlee@giftsofgraceadoption.com
Courtney Winzeler serves as the Adoption Program Supervisor for Gifts of Grace. Courtney earned her B.S. in Human Services from Purdue University in 2012 and her Masters in Social Work in 2015. Courtney has worked in the social work field since 2010 and at Gifts of Grace since it opened in 2013. Courtney is married to her husband, Christian, and is based in Fort Wayne where she serves our Northeast Indiana clients.
Email Contact: Courtney@giftsofgraceadoption.com
Bethany Sheets serves as the Adoptive Family Coordinator. Bethany earned her B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 2006 and has been supporting and educating families since that time. She also received DONA postpartum doula and breastfeeding training. Bethany enjoys teaching parents about child development and helping them establish a secure bond and attachment with their child. Bethany is married to her hero, Russell, a Marine veteran and firefighter, and they have three young children.
Email Contact: Bethany@giftsofgraceadoption.com
Carmen Sheroan serves as the Birth Family Coordinator for Gifts of Grace.
Carmen earned her Registered Nurse License from Indiana State University and worked as a nurse for over 20 years, primarily in Obstetrics. Carmen then worked for an organization that provided prenatal education, support and resources to pregnant women. It was through that position that Carmen learned about Gifts of Grace and went on to accept a job with us. She loves her job and most enjoys providing counsel, guidance, encouragement and education to women considering adoption for their child. Carmen is married to her husband, Jason, and is blessed to be raising the best four boys on the planet!
Email Contact: Carmen@giftsofgraceadoption.com
Vickie Schlene serves as the Office Manager for Gifts of Grace. Vickie graduated from Indiana University as a professional librarian. While attending college she met her husband, Eric, and they have been married for 32 years. Eric works at Purdue University and they are the proud parents of two grown sons, Marty and Hank. Vickie loves to read, scrapbook, travel, and go on cruises. Vickie feels that working at Gifts of Grace is one small way that she can help birth and adoptive families enjoy the greatest blessings that God has given us....our children!
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