Our Team Members

In the USA and Ukraine

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Marina James

President, Co-founder, and Board Member

Marina K. James, M.A. is a president and a co-founder of the Marina’s Kids. She has eleven kids, four of whom are adopted from orphanages in Ukraine teenagers. Marina is a practicing psychologist with a groving private practice. Additionally, she is pursuing Ph.D. at GCU.

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Olga Pogorelaya

Volunteer and a Director of “The road Home” social center.

Olga Pogorelaya lives in Ukraine. She does everything from checking on kids to running a social center with her mother, Inna.

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Dina Tkachev

CFO and a Board Member

Info coming soon...

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Inna Pogorelaya

Director of “The road Home” social center.

Inna Pogorealya lives in Odessa region Ukraine. She runs “The Road Home” social center for battered women and children.

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Julia Zadvorna

Vice President, Board Member, and a Secretary

Julia Zadvorna is one of the board members and A Vice President. Her role is to mentor dozens of aged out orphans. Additionally, she keeps in touch with many orphanages in Ukraine, running different small projects.

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Yuri Safonov

Volunteer

Yuri is our team member in Kiev. He does everything in that region for group trips and adoptions.