Employee Spotlight


Katrina Stallings

Adoption Supervisor, YMCA (Sarasota)

Katrina is considered both a great teacher and friend by many who have worked under her. She is known for her extensive expertise in her field and for sharing that knowledge with the staff that she supervises. There is nothing about adoptions that she does not know, and one of her Adoption Competency trainees said it’s the best experience she’s ever had. Always willing to help anyone who needs it, Katrina is an amazing supervisor who stands by her workers no matter what.

Katrina’s favorite part of her job is seeing children and families achieve permanency through adoption. She is especially passionate about helping teenagers who have been waiting years for a family. One day she hopes to open a business providing pre- and post-adoption services to children and families.


Katrina would love visit Africa, both for a safari adventure and to visit orphanages.

The last book she read was Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light. While a controversial topic, she liked that it touched on honoring each other’s differences, forgiveness, parenting, and faith.

Thank you for your positive attitude and consistent support of our families!