Our Staff


Sharon Gollert, Executive Director
Sharon has worked in adoption and child welfare her entire career. She holds BSW and MSW degrees, is an Ontario Approved Adoption Practitioner and a Child Protection Mediator. She has public and private sector experience and has held leadership roles including directorship under the Hague Convention. Sharon understands the bigger picture of adoption policy and best practice as well as the finer details of assessment and decision making. She has the experience to lead our team to service families and focus decisions on the best interest of each child. sharon@familybyadoption.com



Mariah Hartmann   Adoption File Coordinator 

Mariah is front and center in our office. She assists families with all aspects of their adoption file for both provincial and overseas submission. She is efficient and organized in providing information and answering questions. Mariah has a Bachelor of International Studies from Dalhousie University and has done volunteer work in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Argentina and Brazil and India.  mariah@familybyadoption.com

Roma Hewitt  Accountant

Roma is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and has worked with our agency for over a decade. She manages all of the agency’s accounting and finances. She is a board member of several charitable organizations, holds a degree in Theology and brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to her position.  roma@familybyadoption.com


Gordon Lewis  Foreign Program Consultant
Gordon has worked in intercountry adoption since 1992. As a Minister by profession and the agency’s former executive director, he performed humanitarian work through the 1980’s and later championed the cause of orphaned children in need of families. With over two decades of work in international child welfare and development Gordon has the expertise necessary to contribute to our foreign adoption program development. gordon@familybyadoption.com