Mary Wheatley, MS
1604 South Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32806
toll free: 877-898-8280
418 West Platt Street, Suite B
Tampa, FL 33606-2244
toll free: 800-590-1108
1000 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 501
Naples, FL 34102
toll free: 866-432-7860
Mary Wheatley joined Heart of Adoptions, Inc. and Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc. in June 2012 as the new Executive Director for each agency. As Executive Director, she is responsible for supervising a staff of over twenty full time individuals as well as a dozen or more contractors and for overseeing each adoption case. Mary is held accountable for compliance with agency licenses, training and evaluating staff, and monitoring the entire adoption process.
Mary graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Master’s Degree in Psychology after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stetson University. At the beginning of her professional career Mary devoted many years to counseling and treatment of adolescents in residential facilities. As program manager with a Crisis Stabilization Unit (Baker Act Receiving Facility), she was able to improve levels of therapeutic care for all ages.
As a proud adoptive parent of two beautiful girls, Mary was eager to join the field of private adoptions in 2006 and loves creating families through adoption. Upon the birth and adoption of her first daughter Mary was so moved by the experiences she felt during the process that she turned her career path in the direction of Adoption administration. She served as the Executive Director of American Adoptions of Florida, Inc. for six years before Heart of Adoptions and Heart of Adoptions Alliance, Inc.
Mary was honored to be asked to join the Board of the Florida Adoption Council in 2013 after volunteering to chair the annual conference starting in the fall of 2012. Although sarcastic about her experiences in organizing the conference she truly loves helping out and the results shared through the gathering of so many great minds yearly at the Florida Adoption Council Annual Conference.