IAAME Executive Staff
Stephen Pennypacker – CEO
Stephen Pennypacker, Esq., is the CEO of IAAME. Mr. Pennypacker has more than 35 years’ experience in child welfare having worked as an attorney, administrator, and Assistant Secretary for Programs for the Florida Department of Children and Families. He was the Compact Administrator for the State of Florida for the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and served as national president for four years. He was also the Deputy Director for Children’s Legal Services for the State of Florida and served as a General Magistrate for the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Florida. He has worked for the Eighth Circuit State Attorney’s office, managed the local pilot project for Children’s Legal Services, and spent 15 years in private practice. Mr. Pennypacker has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Duke University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. For ten years, he taught adoption law as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Michael Reneke – CFO
Kim Loughe – Executive Director
Kim Loughe is the Executive Director of Intercountry Adoption Accrediting and Maintenance Entity. Ms. Loughe has over 25 years’ experience working within the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the private child mental health and child welfare arenas. Prior to coming to IAAME Ms. Loughe previously served as Director of Program Quality and Contract Management for Partnership for Strong Families, the lead agency providing foster care and adoption in North Central Florida. Ms. Loughe has an extensive background and experience in child welfare, children’s mental health, continuous quality improvement and accreditation activities and processes. Ms. Loughe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Florida.