Meet the Staff

J. Dietz Osborne, M.S.

President & CEO

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Dietz is originally from Little Rock, AR and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master's degree in Management & Leadership from Western Governors University. Dietz moved to Nashville in the fall of 2000 and since that time has been an actor, director, playwright and choreographer. He also worked full time at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre serving as the director of group sales and co-director of audience development.  Dietz began working with Miriam's Promise as a volunteer in 2001 and was hired as the director of donor development and communications in 2011. In 2013, Dietz became the associate executive director for administration and development. Dietz has served on the boards of  Mountain TOP, Nashville Travel and Tourism Professionals, Playhouse Nashville and the National Dinner Theatre Association.  dietzo@miriamspromise.org

 

Kim Warner-Hudy, LCSW

Director of Program Services

International Adoption Counselor/Hague Coordinator

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Kim Warner-Hudy has a B.S.W. in Social Work from Morehead State University and a M.S.S.W. from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. Kim received her LAPSW in 2011 and her LCSW in 2017.  Over the years she has enjoyed volunteering with international adoption support groups and heritage camps both in the Southeast and in the Pacific Northwest. Kim has worked professionally in the area of adoption since 1996.  kimwh@miriamspromise.org

 

Charlsey Gibson, LMSW

Director of Program Development

Pregnancy and Adoption Counselor

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Charlsey is a native Nashvillian who earned her BSW from Belmont University and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent almost a decade serving her birth city in a variety of settings including hospitals, courts, and mental health facilities. She is a mother to two gorgeous children. In her spare time she enjoys reading and watching countless reruns of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  cgibson@miriamspromise.org

 

Megan McInnis, M. Ed. 

Director of Community Engagement

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Megan has served as the Director of Community Engagement since January 2019. Her education includes a BA from University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and a Master of Education in Nonprofit Leadership from Belmont University. She has worked in nonprofits for 17 years in marketing, public relations, events, and as an executive director. She also founded Doing Good which provides nonprofits marketing and public relations tools, opportunities, and resources. Prior to her nonprofit career, Megan worked at Walt Disney World, Resort in marketing, public relations, and events. She attends Nolensville United Methodist Church and serves on its Staff-Parish Committee. meganm@miriamspromise.org

 

Amanda Ashcraft, LMSW

International Adoption Counselor

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Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Mississippi and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Union University. She came to Miriam’s Promise with over five years of international adoption counseling experience. Amanda married her husband, Blake, in 2016, and has called Nashville home since then. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to audio books, watching Netflix, and machine embroidery. She is most passionate about walking alongside and educating families who have a heart for orphans and the adoption process. amandaa@miriamspromise.org

 

Allison Balthrop, LMSW

Independent Adoption Counselor

Allison earned a  bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from  the University of Tennessee. She has over 30 years work experience in the area of child welfare, 24 years of which have been in adoptions. Allison works primarily with families pursuing independent adoption but also specializes in working with children facing adoption as older children. She has worked at Miriam's Promise since 1999.  allisonb@miriamspromise.org

 

Kathy Smietana, M.S. 

Pregnancy and Adoption Counselor

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Kathy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Park College in Chicago, her Master’s Degree in Human Service Administration from National Louis University in Evanston, IL, and completed additional graduate studies at Jane Addams School of Social Work in Chicago. She has over 10 years of pregnancy and adoption counseling experience, most of which was completed at The Cradle adoption agency just outside of Chicago. Kathy and her husband moved to the Nashville area in 2008, and together have three children.  Kathys@miriamspromise.org

 

Debbie Robinson, M.A. 

Church Relations Manager

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Debbie served as executive director from 1991 to 2019. She is now focusing on church relationships. Debbie graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University and received a Masters in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has served in an advisory capacity to The Tennessee Adoption Law Commission, taught as an adjunct professor at Martin Methodist College and has conducted continuing education seminars for attorneys, counselors and social workers. Debbie and her husband Harry attend Bethlehem United Methodist Church where Harry serves as Director of Music and Arts.  drobinson@miriamspromise.org