About Child Advocates

Our Board and Key Staff

Hildegarde Ballard, 2020-2021 Board Chair

Terrence Gee, 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

Leah Barton, Marketing

Eddy De Los Santos, Secretary and Legal Counsel

Georgina Goodnight, Program

Michelle Gray, Development

Shachella James, Human Resources

Jeff Manley, Endowment

Josh Smith, Finance/Treasurer

David Winn, Nominating


Board of Directors

David Baird

Rick Burnett
Laura Davenport
Caroline Finkelstein
Kelly Hawkins
Chastiti Horne
Dwayne Hyzak
Howard Laster
Brian Mandell
Bridgett Matthes
Ron Orsini
Joy Posoli
David Quackenbush
Laura Ryan
Frank Rynd
Mark Smith
Dolly Dawson Thomas
Victoria Varner
Shelley Washburn


Advisory Board

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


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Upcoming Events
August 02, 2021 - August 06, 2021
August 09, 2021 - August 13, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
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