CPA, Chigbrow, Ryan & Co., Chtd.
National Sales Manager, Chattem, Inc.
Manager, Standards & Compliance, Intermountain Gas
Budget Bureau Chief, Division of Financial Management-Office of Gov. Otter
Sr. Operations Manager, CITI
Lead Counsel, Idaho Power Company
Family Physician, Trinity Mountain Family Medicine Clinic
Author & School Resource Officer, Meridian Police Department
Attorney, Entrepreneur, Investor
Director of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise
Attorney, Darcy Hoellwarth PLLC
Program Manager & Nurse, St. Luke's
Activist & Student
Vice President & General Manager, Office Printers at HP
VP-Sr. Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
CASA Program Director
Director of Philanthropy
Child Development Specialist
CASA Trainer & Attorney Coordinator
"Super Volunteer" Database Manager
Family Strengthening Director
Volunteer Intake Coordinator
Family Advocates is a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 and serving Southwest Idaho. Our founders, two foster homes (Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hogin and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy), saw the 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’ vision. This vision has evolved from a volunteer-based Home Visiting Program to our current Family Strengthening Program. This program includes best practices and theories of modern day and has expanded out from Boise to Caldwell and Mountain Home.