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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

Brian Cano, BA

Victim advocate, family mentor

About Brian

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

Ingrid Pohl, MS

Parent educator

About Ingrid

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

Jenni Seitz

Director of community engagement

About Jenni

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. READ NOW

Working together, we are making a difference.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Capt. Paul Forrester | President

Christina Trocheck | President-Elect

Madeline Garretson | Past President

Leslie Corbett | Treasurer

Chris Ritter | Secretary

Melissa Bixby

Ralita Cheeks

Danielle Brown

Tom Srack

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