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Our Staff

The members of the professional staff at Adoption Options are licensed, independent clinical social workers (LICSWs) with expertise in all aspects of adoption. They bring years of experience to their work both individually and as a team. They are known for their sensitivity, knowledge, and strong ethics in working to help individuals and families through the adoption process.


Janelle (JC) Roussel

Director of  Clinical and Community Servicesemail icon

As the Director of Clinical and Community Services, JC is responsible for providing supervision and administrative oversight to Adoption Options.

JC’s experience is in child and family welfare. Prior to working at JCS, JC was the Director of Quality Management at Saint Vincent’s. She was responsible for the agency’s overall quality assurance, specifically state licensing, COA Accreditation, and internal investigations. JC was the Project Manager for Saint Vincent’s strategic planning process. JC also worked for Lutheran Social Service for 13 years as the Senior Director of Adoption and Foster Care.


Shelley KatshShelley Katsh,

Adoption Social Worker email icon

Shelley Katsh, LICSW, has been on the staff of Adoption Options at Jewish Collaborative Services since 1997. She works with individuals and families exploring all aspects of the adoption process. In her tenure at Adoption Options, Shelley has seen hundreds of families come together through adoption.

Shelley also works with other adoption professionals on legislative issues affecting the adoption community. She has also been a trainer for the National Infant Adoption Training Initiative.