Cat Miller Jones - President
Political Consultant
Darcy Hoellwarth - Vice President of Programs
Attorney, Darcy Hoellwarth PLLC
Greg Watkins - Vice President of Governance
Manager, Standards & Compliance, Intermountain Gas
Kendal Callender - Vice President of Sustainability
Director of Epiphany Data Services, Kickback Rewards
David Turner - Treasurer
Vice President & General Manager, Office Printers at HP
Terry Scraggins - Secretary
Activist & Social Work Student
Cordell Chigbrow
CPA, Chigbrow, Ryan & Co., Chtd.
Dr. Dan Crossley
Family Physician, Trinity Mountain Family Medicine Clinic
Joel Flake
Attorney, Entrepreneur, Investor
Eric Glouser
Sr. Operations Manager, Citi
Jackie Hopper
Director of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise
Katherine Kerner
Program Manager & Nurse, St. Luke's
Lisa Nordstrom
Lead Counsel, Idaho Power Company
Christopher Vonde
VP-Sr. Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
Jaime Hansen
Executive Director
Darci Anderson
CASA Program Director
Brenda Wood
Office Manager
Tori Thomas
Donor Relations Manager
Josie Hurley
Family Strengthening Director
Nick Garcia
Community Engagement Manager
Coming Soon!
Hannah Shand
Family Strengthening Intake & Case Manager
Alicia Benningfield
CASA Database & Case Intake Administrator
Rebekah Grindstaff
CASA Trainer & Attorney Coordinator
Toni Roberts
Super-Volunteer Database Manager
Le Ann Edwards
Family Strengthening Children & Volunteer Coordinator
Maggie Thompson
Advocate Supervisor
Florina Ruvio
Family Strengthening Parent & Volunteer Coordinator
Jolene Brooks
Advocate Coordinator
Beth Norton
Volunteer Intake Coordinator
Danika Williams
Advocate Coordindator
Sandra Sullivan
Peer Coordinator

Open Positions

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.