/ 2016 speakers
Megan (Lindsey) Lestino, J.D.
Director of Public Policy and Education, National Council For Adoption (NCFA)
Megan oversees NCFA’s Advancing Adoption Policies Initiative promoting NCFA’s advocacy through federal and state government education and engagement, collaboration with like-minded organizations, and public awareness and engagement on adoption policy. She also manages NCFA’s Education programs including in person training initiatives, online webinars, and other learning resources for adoption professionals and all those touched by adoption. On NCFA’s behalf, Megan has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, been invited to participate in radio and television broadcasts and cited in print media, and been requested to write for publications such as Jurist and the New York Times. Since joining NCFA in 2010 Megan has also served as the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program’s Training Manager, Director of Training, and Assistant Director of Policy. Megan graduated from Regent University’s School of Law in 2007 where she specialized in public interest law and especially enjoyed her studies in child advocacy an human rights. Megan received her B.A. in Public Law & Government from Easter Michigan University in 2004.