Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries

Kathleen Roach

Kathy Roach is Executive Director of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care. She oversees operations of all permanency-related (foster care, foster-to-adopt and adoption) services at offices in Mechanicsburg, Topton, and York, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in social welfare who also has completed graduate-level work in counseling and psychology, Ms. Roach began work with the Diakon organization in 1975, having served as a relief house parent and case-manager for the children’s residential programs then housed at The Lutheran Home at Topton. She later worked with youths in foster care and was instrumental in creating adoption services at the Topton location.

She left the organization in 1984 but returned in 1987 to serve as adoption manager and supervisor and helped to create the foster-to-adopt program. She was promoted to adoption director of the Topton and York offices of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care when Diakon was formed in 2000. In 2005, she became Director of Permanency Services at the Topton office, overseeing all foster care, adoption and pregnancy services based at that location. She held that role until her promotion to Executive Director in 2016.

Ms. Roach can be reached by telephoning (610) 682-1504.