Cat Miller Jones - President
Political Consultant
Darcy Hoellwarth - President Elect, Advancement Committee Chair, Building Committee Chair
Attorney, Darcy Hoellwarth PLLC
Eric Glouser - Governance Committee Chair
Sr. Operations Manager, Citi
Sarah Bettwieser - Programs/Family Strengthening Committee Chair
Government Relations Consultant, Cygnet, LLC
Lisa Nordstrom - Programs/CASA Committee Chair
Lead Counsel, Idaho Power Company
David Turner - Treasurer
Vice President & General Manager, Office Printers at HP
Terry Scraggins - Secretary
Child Welfare Worker I (Safety Assessor) with Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare
Cordell Chigbrow
CPA, Chigbrow, Ryan & Co., Chtd.
Dr. Dan Crossley
Family Physician, Trinity Mountain Family Medicine Clinic
Christopher Vonde
VP-Sr. Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
Sergeant Adam Nielsen
Special Victims Unit, Boise Police Department
Angie Olszewski
Author/PR Specialist
Amanda McDonald
Sales Compensation Manager, Hewlett Packard
Janna Bell
Forge Building
Greg Watkins
Manager, Policy & Procedures Intermountain Gas
Merri Hanson
Station Manager - KIVI / KSAW
Katherine Kerner
Registered Nurse, BSU Nursing Faculty
Kathryn Seebold
Executive Director
Darci Anderson
CASA Program Director
Brenda Wood
Office Manager
Le Ann Edwards
Director of Advancement
Josie Hurley
Family Strengthening Director
Nick Garcia
Community Engagement Manager
Gabrielle Hora
Donor Relations Coordinator
Karina Zavala
Family Strengthening Intake & Case Manager
Alicia Benningfield
CASA Database & Case Intake Administrator
Toni Roberts
Super-Volunteer Database Manager
Katie Vincent
Family Strengthening Volunteer Coordinator
Maggie Thompson
Advocate Supervisor
Coming Soon!
Family Strengthening Program Manager
Jolene Brooks
Advocate Coordinator
Coming Soon!
Advocate Coordinator
Duncan Brain
Advocate Coordinator
Saskia van Adrichem
Advocate Coordinator
Rachel Ericson
CASA Trainer

Family Advocates is a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 and serving Southwest Idaho. Our founders, two foster families (the Hogins and the Murphys), saw the great need to keep children out of the foster system and they established a long-term vision of seeing the end of child abuse in Idaho. Family Advocates was incorporated in Boise on September 28, 1978.

The CASA Program began late in 1980, when the Junior League, the Boise Bar Association, and Family Advocates received permission from the Honorable Richard Grant, Juvenile Magistrate, to initiate a pilot Guardian ad Litem program in Ada County. In 1982, the CASA Program officially accepted its first child protection referral and, in 1986, Family Advocates, including attorney Eric Haff, took an active role in working with legislators to revise the Child Protection Act to clearly define the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). The CASA Program at Family Advocates serves children in the Fourth Judicial District (Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties).

Keeping families healthy, stable, and preventing child abuse from ever happening, was the foundation of the Family Advocates’ mission. This vision of child abuse prevention has evolved from a volunteer-based Home Visiting Program to our current Family Strengthening Program. The Family Strengthening Program includes best practices and theories of modern day and has expanded out from Boise to include Caldwell, Mountain Home, and Garden City.

We are grateful for the support of our community donors and partners.