Eric Glouser - President
Sr. Operations Manager, CITI
Greg Watkins - Vice President of Development & Governance
Owyhee District Operations Manager, Intermountain Gas
Janna Bell - Vice President of Programs
Director of Shopper Marketing, Vestcom
Cordell Chigbrow - Vice President of Sustainability
CPA, Chigbrow, Ryan & Co., Chtd.
Shelby Kerns - Treasurer
Budget Bureau Chief, Division of Financial Management-Office of Gov. Otter
Brandi Schmidt - Secretary
Director of Finance, LINC
Lisa Nordstrom - Past-President
Lead Counsel, Idaho Power Company
Kendal Callender
Director of Shopper Marketing, Albertsons
Karen Clark
Retired, Communications & Human Resources Development
Dr. Dan Crossley
Family Physician, Trinity Mountain Family Medicine Clinic
Michelle Edmonds
News Anchor, Scripps, KIVI & KNIN
Ray Ellis
Author & School Resource Officer, Meridian Police Department
Jackie Hopper
Director of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise
Cat Miller Jones
Political Consultant
Shaakirrah Sanders
Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho
Christopher Vonde
VP-Sr. Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
Jaime Hansen
Executive Director
Darci Anderson
CASA Program Director
Brenda Wood
Office Manager
Lindsay Biedel
Director of Philanthropy
Anne McDonald
Advocate Coordinator - Ada & Boise Counties
Relationship Manager
Josie Hurley
Youth Development Supervisor
Nicole Hanson
Advocate Coordinator - Ada & Elmore Counties
Alicia Benningfield
Database & Volunteer Intake Administrator
Rebekah Grindstaff
Advocate Coordinator - Ada & Valley Counties
Toni Roberts
"Super Volunteer" Database Manager
Sarah Leeds
Family Strengthening Director
Elana Salzman
CASA Trainer
Jade Terry
Adult Development Supervisor

Open Positions

Family Advocates works to strengthen families and keep kids safe by empowering everyday people to protect and enrich the lives of youth. We are a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 and serving Southwest Idaho. Our founders, two foster parents—Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hogin and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy—saw the need for advocacy for children and 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 and stable was the foundation of the Family Advocates vision. The program has evolved to include best practices and theories of modern day and has expanded out from Boise to several rural locations. In 1978, Family Advocates began working alongside families through a Home Visiting program and continues to provide systems of support.