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Meet our team.

CAPS is proud to attract and retain highly skilled and qualified employees with the reputation in the community as experts in the field. Because of the variety of human needs and conditions we experience, maintaining personal health and wellness is of our utmost concern. Our culture is to take care of each other as well as we care for our clientele. Modeling the response to trauma that we preach is key to our continued success.

Angela Allison-Owens, Ms ECE

Casa Program Director

About Angela

Reyna Banda-Torres, BA

Bilingual Services Program Director

About Reyna

Adri Barrientez, BA

Family Mentor

About Adri

Lori Blake, BA

Executive  Director

About Lori

Melissa Buhrle

Grief Recovery Coordinator
Victim Advocate

About Melissa

Grecia Castaneda-Torres, LBSW

Parent education partner

About Grecia

Rex Cearley, MS

Parent Education partner
Grief Recovery Specialist™

About Rex

Robert Collier, BA

YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST

About Robert

Egla Eikleberry, BA

CASE MANAGER/ADVOCATE Parent EDucator ( ENGLISH/SPANISH)

About Egla

Jace Griffith

Forensic Interviewer, Victim Advocate

About Jace

Melinda Hansen, BA

BUSINESS MANAGER

About Melinda

Michele Hays, AA ECE

Child Care Worker

About Michele

Eliza Hemmer

CHRIS’S PLACE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER Interim DIRECTOR &
FORENSIC INTERVIEWER

About Eliza

Carolyn Lathan

Office manager

About Carolyn

Marsha Mauch

CASA Volunteer Supervisor

About Marsha

Vicki Price, MS

CAPS Education PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Vicki

Cindy Ramsey, CFLE

PARENT EDUCATOR

Joan Ray, BA

Family Mentor and Costumed Happy bear

About Joan

Fernando Rodriguez

Bilingual Family Mentor

About Fernando

Lindsey Rojas, BS

Early Childhood Initiatives Program Director

About Lindsey

Jakyma Roughton

Child Care Worker

About Jakyma

Necol Sample, AA ECE

Child Care services Program  Director

About Necol

Carmen San Martin, JD

Casa Volunteer Supervisor

About Carmen

Chelsea Sutton, LBSW

Family Mentoring PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Chelsea

Katy Vinson, BS

PARENT EDUCATOR

About Katy

Our mission.

To improve children’s lives and strengthen families through education, advocacy and support.

Our vision.

To create a world where every child is safe, healthy and strong.

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2021 Strategic Plan

This document details CAPS’ effectiveness at meeting our mission and the strategic plan that will be used to guide us into the next five years.

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Working together, we are making a difference.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Madeline Garretson | President

Capt. Paul Forrester | President-Elect

Thomas Stein | Past President

Danielle Brown | Treasurer

Chris Ritter | Secretary

Melissa Bixby

Ralita Cheeks

Leslie Corbett, CPA

Tom Srack

Christina Trocheck

Monica Woolsoncroft, APRN

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