Kari Fillmore- Executive Director
Kari is one of the original founders of Angel Covers and has a long history of working with abused and neglected children.
She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and has made it her life’s work to provide a voice for children who may not have the ability to be heard. In 2004, she won the Congressional Angels in Adoption award for her work
with children around the world. She continues to advocate for seniors and disabled individuals as a professional guardian and case manager.
Kari is married with four children, and she enjoys participating in their activities and interests. She also enjoys running, skiing, and most other outdoor activities.
Diana Morrow- Board Secretary
Diana has been employed by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for 17 years. Currently, she is a Senior Content Strategist for the Enterprise Business group. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Marketing Manager for Beiersdorf-Jobst, a medical products and medical device company, on their vascular products line. Other professional experience includes various domestic and international marketing roles at Sara Lee Knit Products.
She holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). She received her bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Tech along with minors in Economics and International Management.
Diana has been involved with Angel Covers as a volunteer since 2007. She lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter and two cats. She enjoys traveling, reading and cooking
Following her mother’s example, Dottie has looked for opportunities to help others since childhood. She has focused on raising funds for organizations that sponsor research and support children and their special needs. Dottie’s service has also extended into volunteering for her local government to improve her community. Although involved, Dottie found herself desiring a more significant opportunity to make a difference for children and in 2010, after meeting Kari and seeing her dedication first-hand, she began volunteering for Angel Covers. Her service has inspired her youngest son and daughter to do the same and they volunteer in various capacities for this wonderful organization as well.
Dottie brings a strong non-profit accounting background including almost 4 years as an auditor for a public accounting firm specializing in nonprofit services and has worked in the accounting field for over twenty five years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance major) from Regis University in 2012 and opened her own bookkeeping and accounting firm in 2007.
Dottie is a Colorado native and loves to spend time in the mountains with her family. She enjoys running, crafts/scrapbooking and working with her husband to remodel their cabin.
Kathleen Moore is a world traveler who sees an opportunity to help others with each trip. She works for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and focuses on Executive Communications and Marketing demands in the Software Defined & Cloud Group business unit. Prior to this role, Kathleen supported global employee communications in the 280,000-member work force and assisted several key HPE executives with their communication needs. In all, she has been with HPE for 20 years…and counting.
Currently living in southwest Ohio, this native Buckeye is active in many nonprofit organizations on a local, state and national level. She has held many roles within The Junior League of Dayton, Inc., in Ohio, and The Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc., in Texas. She was chairwoman of The Future Begins Today, an organization that focuses on nurturing, mentoring and scholarship programs for area school children. She is active in the Rotary Club of Troy, Ohio, and supports several animal rescue organizations across the country.
Kathleen’s desire for knowledge led her to earn a BS in Finance from Miami University, an MBA in Marketing & International Business from Wright State University and a Master’s Certification in Project Management from The George Washington University. Her love of learning was one of the reasons she decided to pursue a second graduate degree. She is now working to complete the requirements for an MPS in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University. When neither working nor studying, she can be found hanging out with a spoiled rotten German shepherd and two spoiled rotten cats that think they are German shepherds.
As the mother to two young daughters from China, Karin Polifko has been involved with Families with Children from China groups since 2000, establishing the North Central Florida chapter in 2005. An active member of the community, she sits on the Southwestern Advocacy Group executive board, which works with low income individuals, the Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue board as well as volunteering in her daughter’s high school in various capacities, in addition to professional activities. She has been involved with Angel Covers since 2007, assisting with grant writing and sponsoring Tibetan high school girls to achieve their educational goals.
Karin’s professional career has spanned both the academic and service fields of health care. Along with teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, she has held leadership positions as Vice President of Operations and Academic Affairs, Associate Dean, Consulting Dean and Program Director, with the roles of
Vice President of System Development and Research, Administrative Director and Director of Nursing held in various healthcare settings. In addition, she has worked as a consultant to various colleges for curricular changes, faculty development, dean mentoring, accreditation preparation and quality improvement in higher education.
Karin received her BSN from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, her MSN from The University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in Urban Health Services / Public Administration from Old Dominion University.
Byron Flateland is a retired technologist who has a keen interest in issues of developing countries and how to help each human reach their full potential. He was co-founder with his wife Jill of Panoramic Care Systems (PCS), a company providing patient tracking software for nursing homes; PCS merged with MDI Technologies of St. Louis, MO, in 2001 and Byron retired several years later. Earlier in his career he held positions in technical marketing in the telecom and microchip industries.
He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, and served four years as a Communication-Electronics Officer and Satellite Systems Engineer in the US Air Force, leaving with the rank of Captain. He later furthered his education with an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver. He was employed by a subsidiary of Storage Technology Corp. and went on to hold positions at several small technology companies in the Boulder, CO, area before co-founding PCS.
Byron and his wife are natives of Minnesota and today live in Arvada, CO. They have two lovely married daughters living nearby and a wonderful granddaughter adopted from Ethiopia. They enjoy traveling the world in their retirement, occasionally as volunteers, as well as many other activities. Byron especially enjoys the challenges of photography and racquetball and occasionally still dabbles in technology. He has been a financial supporter of Angel Covers since 2008 and strongly believes in childhood education as being key, together with proper nutrition, shelter, and health care as precursors for a child to succeed as a student.