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The Smithlawn Administrative staff provides years of experience in both the maternity and adoption fields. Our experience is what sets us apart from many agencies. You are encouraged to contact us at any time with your questions or comments.

Frances Phillips, Director of Maternity Services

Frances has served Smithlawn in one capacity or another since Smithlawn' s inception, in 1960. She has been our Director of Maternity Services since 1978. Her experience insures that you will be properly assisted while you make your decisions concerning your future and the future of your baby. Frances has a Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW).

Tony Parnell, Director of Adoption Services

Tony has been with Smithlawn since 1994. He has extensive experience in the adoption field as well as the social work field in general. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Field Education in the Department of Social Work at Lubbock Christian University. Tony's credentials include his LCSW as well as his ACSW and LCPA.

Jo Ann Phillips, Assistant Director of Adoption Services 

Jo Ann takes care of the day-in-day-out paperwork and complex requirements that surround the adoption process. She has been with Smithlawn since 1994. Jo Ann has her BS from Lubbock Christian University and her M.Ed from Texas Tech.