Carol Burman Lindly,Director
Carol has dedicated her life to working with children and families. Following graduation from the University of Wyoming where Carol earned a Bachelor of Social Work, she worked with youth in residential treatment and later worked for the state investigating child abuse and neglect.
In 1988, Carol began her work with Wyoming Children’s Society working with adoptive families and with young women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Carol and her husband, Steve, have raised four children, three of whom were adopted from Korea.
Kristi Roberts, Adoption & Birth Parent Coordinator
Kristi graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2007 with her Bachelor of Social Work. She and her husband, Andrew, are natives of Cheyenne. With the aid of Wyoming Children’s Society, they adopted two siblings from Russia in 2010.
Kristi began working for Wyoming Children’s Society in 2008. She enjoys supporting families through the process of international and domestic adoption as well as working with birth parents.
Elizabeth Lindly, LCSW-Placement Supervisor
Liz began working in the public school system in northern Colorado after graduating from Colorado State University where she earned a Master of Social Work in 2009. While Liz calls Fort Collins home, she is grateful to remain close to Wyoming and to work part-time in both Colorado and Wyoming, continuing her work in the field of adoption.
Liz started working for Wyoming Children’s Society in 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Wyoming. Liz’s time at WCS certainly feels longer as she spent much of her childhood in the office with her mother, who has served as the director since Liz was young.
Kathy Burman, Development Director
Kathy Burman earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University and a graduate degree from The Ohio State University.
Kathy pursued a variety of roles in accounting and fundraising in Chicago, Columbus, and Washington DC before making her way out west.
In Portland, OR, she was the development director for the Multnomah Education Served District Foundation raising funds for their Early Childhood Education Program. In Laramie, she was the development director for Cathedral Home for Children where she secured grants for their Foster Grandparent Program, Americorp Service Projects and for the Cathedral Home School among other campaign initiatives.
Most recently Kathy spent nine years as the fiscal officer for the Wyoming Humanities Council. She has also served on various Laramie boards in many capacities including fundraising. These included United Way of Albany County, Little League Baseball, Laramie Youth Football, Laramie Legion Baseball Post 6, Laramie High School Football Booster Club and Laramie High School Basketball Booster Club.
Kathy currently resides in Laramie with her husband, Tom, and they have two grown children, Drew and Nathan.
Susanna Bird, MSW – Social Worker (Cheyenne)
Susanna graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 where she earned her Master of Social Work. Since graduating, Susanna has worked on a healthcare patient satisfaction research project, a mental health FMRI research project and an international research project evaluating services for women and children in Southern Africa.
In 2016, Susanna joined the team at Wyoming Children’s Society. Susanna is married to Jason Bird and together they have five children. Susanna and Jason’s extended families have both been touched by adoption and Susanna is grateful to be a part of an organization whose mission is to support and strengthen families through the adoption process.
Christy LeClercq, MSW – Social Worker (Casper)
In 2007, Christy graduated from the University of Denver with her Master of Social Work. She has worked as an adolescent case manager in Probation and the Department of Human Services, as a family therapist, and as a clinician for drug and alcohol and mental health patients. She and her husband, Quintin, have three sons.
Christy started working with Wyoming Children’s Society in 2014. As an adoptee herself, she has a personal perspective and understanding about the process of adoption. She feels that it is a great honor to work with birth mothers and adoptive families.