President and CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Rita Soronen is President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. She is a founding board member and past vice president of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and is a current member of its advisory board. She also serves as a member of Barco’s Nightingales Foundation’s advisory board and the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children’s board of trustees.
Rita is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Angels in Adoption Award, and the National CASA Association Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Award. She is a fellow of the Jefferson Fellowship for Executive Leadership; was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Community Leadership from Franklin University; was named a YWCA Woman of Achievement; and was honored with Smart Business Network’s Smart 50 Program Award for Impact, Giving Back to the Community. Rita resides in Columbus, Ohio.
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