(214) 808-0370 info@my-treehouse.org

My TreeHouse

A Caring Community

Adoption begins with a caring heart.  If you are a parent or child in an adoptive family, we understand the challenges you face.

Case Management

Adoptive families can face complex challenges. Our professionals will assist you  as you navigate the road to success.

Innovative Solutions

One size does not fit anyone. We can teach  you how to assemble a suite of services that meet your specific needs.

Executive Director

Rosalind Funderburgh M.Ed.

Rosalind Funderburgh M.Ed.

Rosalind  is an educator, consultant and leader in the field of special needs children, adolsecents and young adults. With over 40 years professional experience in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings, she has earned her reputation as an innovator and advocate for special needs students in North Texas.
Rosalind holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and Masters degrees in education, special education administration and curriculum development. A certified teacher, Rosalind is also a licensed educational diagnostician. She developed thetherapeutic programs for a private psychiatric hospital in Dallas and was the founder of the first free standing Day Treatment Program for children and adolescents in Dallas. In 1993, Rosalind founded Vanguard Preparatory School, a therapeutic private school for students with social and emotional challenges. Under her leadership, Vanguard has been recognized as one of the leading private programs for K­12 special education.

Board Of Directors

Mary Mallory R.N., PPCNP-BC

Mary Mallory R.N., PPCNP-BC

Chair

Mary received a  Masters of Nursing as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center since 1986 as a PNP. She has for a premature infant research study and  providing  care to HIV exposed infants and HIV infected infants, children and adolescents. She is the primary provider in the International Adoption Medicine Clinic at Children’s Medical Center. 
Mary  is the mother  daughter adopted from China and is active in the International Adoption Community. She is past President of the North Texas Families with Children from China and has served on the My Treehouse Board since 2010. She is a lifetime member of  the Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
Marilyn Moss, MBA

Marilyn Moss, MBA

Treasurer

Marilyn  has over 40 years of business experience and is the Founder and CEO of Veterinary MRI, Inc. in Dallas. Prior to this, Marilyn was the COO & Executive Vice President of PhyMed Imaging Center and the Vice President, Diagnostic Radiology, Physician Reliance Network. She is a committed volunteer in the community and has a passion for helping teens and adults reach their full potential in life. Marilyn is known for her vision, leadership skills and excellence in all her endeavors.
Angela Stephens

Angela Stephens

Secretary

Jana MacKay, Psy.D.

Jana MacKay, Psy.D.

Board member

Dr. Jana MacKay is a Licensed Psychologist; her practice primarily includes working with families to formulate diagnoses and outline intervention and treatment plans for children and parents. Dr. MacKay specializes in working with non-traditional families including adoptive families, foster families, blended families, and families with same-sex parents. She specializes in providing Psychological Testing and Therapy, including differential diagnoses with consideration of attachment patterns, and will design a therapeutic approach that meets the specific needs of the client or family system, based on their unique circumstances and challenges.
Beth Weller

Beth Weller

Board Member

Beth is a mom to two children adopted from China as toddlers, one with special medical needs,  and one bio child born in Dallas.  She is a founding member of the Families with Children from China – North Texas  chapter, and has been an active volunteer for adoption related issues for over 20 years.  Beth is  very active volunteering with her kids’ schools in Dallas ISD and havs served as the chair of the Site Based Decision Making Committee at 4 schools.  She is a volunteer with AFS, and her family has hosted 9 foreign exchange students.

Born in Oklahoma, Beth grew up and attended college and law school in North Carolina. She also lived in Utah, Ohio and Virginia, and has been a resident of North Texas for 25 years.  Beth has practiced law in Dallas for 24 years.

Judy Wisch

Board Member

Judy is a single mom who adopted her son from Chelyabinsk, Russia at the age of 14 months. From the time he was a little boy, Judy has searched and advocated for services to meet his individual needs. Her personal goal is to share all the knowledge she has  gained along the way to others within the My Treehouse family.

Judy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. She began her own media and marketing business 18 years ago when she adopted her son. Judy’s hobbies are listening to her son sing which reinforces her hope, hanging with her rescue dogs, playing tennis and poker. She believes in the mission statement of My Treehouse of supporting families with adopted children.

Mary Ellen Durham

Mary Ellen Durham

Board member

 
 
Case Management

 

My TreeHouse recognizes that many families face barriers that reach beyond questions of access to services. Just determining what services are needed can be overwhelming. We help determine priority needs and find the best clinical services, creating opportunities for growth, education and support.

Contact us to set up an appointment

 

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Parent Support Groups

 

It can be hard to understand the tremendous amount of energy that goes into adoption parenting. Parents need to be active in finding emotional support for themselves. The company of other parents can energize you to take care of yourself and find validation in the company of others who have traveled a similar path.

Join our monthly parent support group

2nd Fridays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Wilshire Baptist Church
Room 1205L
4316 Abrams Rd. 
Dallas, TX 75214 

 

 

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Speaker Series

 

We all function best when armed with knowledge and education. My TreeHouse schedules four speakers each year on pertinent topics. Come learn what these adoptive moms have to teach us!

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Parent Events

 

Everyone enjoys having lunch, brunch or dinner with a small group of like-minded friends. We schedule fun get togethers regularly. Come and join us!

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Mentoring And Peer Support Groups

 

Often adopted children and teens feel different and are relieved to find others’ lives and experiences are very similar. In our peer support groups, kids can ask a question, share experiences and find support and friendship with others who have walked their path.

Peer Support groups will begin once we enroll 4 students. Contact us if you child is interested in participating.

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Therapeutic Camps

 

Teen Focus is designed for ages 14-19. Camp encourages participants to explore their history, relationships and how experience has affected their lives. By giving them the opportunity to interact with other adoptees, promoting honest communication, and sharing experiences, campers cement enduring bonds of friendship and leave with a new, healthy set of tools for navigating life.

Enroll now for our December Camp. Some scholarships are available

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Life Skills Coaching

 

As teens become young adults, sometimes they need a little boost in skills, self confidence and pursuing their dreams. 1:1 life skills coaching encompasses individualized goals for each person. This might be help finding the right job, enrolling in an educational program, learning to drive or use public transportation, finding a healthy peer group or developing an avocation. Check out this creative, non-threatening way to boost skills

Contact us to set up an evaluation.

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Finding Appropriate Services

 

Navigating the maze of services is often overwhelming. My TreeHouse case-management can help your family prioritize needs and resources, review past testing and services, find competent service providers, and educational services.

To set up an appointment

Contact
Rosalind Funderburgh, M.Ed.
214 808-0370

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