About Child Advocates

Our Board and Key Staff

David Winn, 2019-2020 Board Chair

Hildegarde Ballard, Chair Elect


Key Staff
Sonya Galvan, CEO

Ashley Brockette, Marketing & Communications Director

Elizabeth Greer, Finance & Operations Director

Suzanne McAndrew, Development Director

Kathy Nevarez, Program Director

Suzanne Ronne, Community Outreach Director


Executive Board Committee

Eddy De Los Santos, Nominating

Georgina Goodnight, Program

Jeff Manley, Endowment

Joy Posoli, Development

Brad Robbins, Strategy & Information

Josh Smith, Finance/Treasurer

Suzie Thomas, Secretary and Legal Counsel 

Shelley Washburn, Marketing


Board of Directors

David Baird

Leah Barton

Rick Burnett
K.K. Eschbach
Caroline Finkelstein
Terrence Gee
Michelle Gray
Cherie Hassenflu
Kelly Hawkins
Chastiti Horne
Dwayne Hyzak
Shachella James
Florence Langford
Brian Mandell
Ron Orsini
Leslie Powell
David Quackenbush
Frank Rynd
Mark Smith
Ellie Sweeney
Dolly Dawson Thomas
Victoria Varner
Steven Wyatt


Advisory Board

Millie Anhalt
John Asta
Nancy Bertin
Jeff Birmingham
James Brodnax
Jeff Cotner
Jai Daggett
Laura Davenport
Jennifer Dean
Judy Farrell
Lisa Folloder
Ellie Francisco
Paul Grabowski
Jennifer Hoff
Jamie Johnson
George W. Kaleh
Howard Laster
Nolan Lehmann
Bill Livesay
Brandi Maxwell
Carole R. Minor
Monique Nolk
Michael Rowell
Ashley Scheele
Lawrence Scott
Kenneth Thompson
Kevin Tiernan
Scott Washburn
Amanda Worthy Weeks


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Saturday, October 31, 2020
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