Our Team

Marla Allisan

Marla Allisan

Founder and Senior Agency Advisor

Marla Allisan, JD,LICSW, Founder of Full Circle Adoptions and Senior Agency Advisor, named the agency "Full Circle" because she believes that giving expectant parents and prospective adopters conscientious and loving care will help bring love "full circle" to the child. She takes special pleasure helping families through clinical and legal complexities in adoption cases. Her interest in children’s issues grew from her education in several disciplines (women’s studies and psychology) (Mount Holyoke (BA, 1978), Northeastern Univ. School of Law (JD, 1981) and Smith College School for Social Work (MSW, 1989)). She takes time with both expectant parents and prospective adopters, helping them feel supported along their individual paths. In her "spare" time, Marla is a published essayist, loves all things piano and enjoys spending time with her family.

Meredith Davies

Meredith Davies

Director

Meredith Davies, JD, LSW holds a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Mount Holyoke College (1994), and a J.D. from Vermont Law School (1999), where she completed their general practice program. She became a Massachusetts Licensed Social Worker in 2003. Meredith joined Full Circle in November of 1999 as the agency’s Case Manager, and has been serving as the agency’s Director since August of 2016. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys cycling, genealogy and photographing colonial New England gravestones.

Sara Korash-Schiff

Sara Korash-Schiff

Office Manager

Sara graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in English and journalism, and a minor in creative writing. Sara puts her amazing writing talents to use at Full Circle in a myriad of ways, including drafting and editing agency marketing materials and newsletters. As Office Manager, Sara oversees much of the agency’s daily administrative and general case management organization as well. Outside of the office, Sara enjoys reading, travelling (both domestically and internationally), and recapturing her love of music by attending concerts and singing. Full Circle welcomed Sara to its team in February of 2016.

Jillian Dominick

Jillian Dominick

Adoption Social Worker

Jillian Dominick, MSW, LICSW, earned a degree in English from Trinity University in Washington, DC in 1999 and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 2001. She currently works full time on an inpatient psychiatric unit in a hospital just outside of Boston, and works part-time for Full Circle Adoptions with prospective adopters around the homestudy process. Jillian lives in the seacoast region of New Hampshire with her husband, where the two enjoy hiking, biking, spending time at the beach, and traveling.

Molly Reynolds

Molly Reynolds

Adoption Social Worker

Molly Reynolds, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has worked in the adoption field since 1990, initially working with adopted children and their families in private practice. She now works primarily with prospective adoptive families, birthparents and foster parents providing assessments, home studies, counseling and post placement visits. Molly is licensed in Massachusetts and Maine, and works with families in both states. Molly has a passionate interest in adoption and has added to her understanding of the impact of adoption on individuals throughout her career. Molly spends a lot of her leisure time in nature, either walking, biking or enjoying Big Island beaches and waterfalls.

Amy Conwell

Amy Conwell

Adoption Social Worker

Amy Conwell, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker in MA. She is a graduate of Clark University (BA, 1990) and Boston University School of Social Work (MSW, 1992). She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She works part time for Full Circle Adoptions and part time for New England Geriatrics.

Julie Belmont

Julie Belmont

Adoption Social Worker

Julie Belmont, MSW, LICSW earned a bachelor‘s degree in social work and psychology from Westfield State College in 2005 and a master’s degree in social work from Wheelock College in 2006. In addition to her work with Full Circle Adoptions, Julie works part time as a medical social worker for Boston Children’s Hospital. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, being at the beach and attending concerts.

Erin R. Pelletier

Erin R. Pelletier

Adoption Social Worker

Erin R. Pelletier, MSW, LICSW, earned a degree in Sociology from Indiana University and went on to earn her master’s degree in social work at Boston University in 2008. She has worked in various settings including a geriatric care center, a substance abuse clinic, and an inpatient hospital. She also has a background in mindfulness in the clinical setting. Erin now works part-time for Full Circle Adoptions and enjoys helping prospective adopters complete the homestudy process. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, practicing and studying mindfulness, golf, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Emily Fischer

Emily Fischer

Clinical Supervisor

Emily R. Fischer, MSW, LICSW, received her BA in visual art from Carleton College (2003), her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work (2008), and completed a fellowship in Infant Mental Health at the Center for Early Relationship Support (2011). During her 10+ years in practice, she has worked extensively with families in a variety of settings, including preschools, primary care clinics, residential programs, and outpatient mental health settings. Emily has a passion for supporting families in the perinatal period and has worked to promote access to sensitive, affirming, and high-quality care for people of all family structures. She is thrilled to be supporting both expectant and adoptive parents in her work at Full Circle Adoptions, where she now works part-time. Emily also has a private psychotherapy practice in Boston, MA. Outside of work, she can be found in the garden, the kitchen, or playing with her beloved family and friends.