OUR TEAM

Our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers believe in ChildSafe’s mission and vision.
It is a privilege to be part of a client’s journey to healing. Knowing that we are helping clients reshape their lives and have a positive effect on our community strengthens our enthusiasm for this unique organization.

Our therapists see new and ongoing clients by appointment.
Please call our main office at 970-472-4133 to get in touch with them or to schedule an intake.

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Val Macri-Lind, MS, LMFT

Clinical Director
EMDR Practitioner

Val has been a therapist with ChildSafe since 1986 and is a co-founder of ChildSafe. She specializes in play therapy for children who have been sexually abused, and in the treatment of non-offending parents. Val is also ChildSafe's Clinical Director and she supervises and trains staff therapists, plans and coordinates therapy programs, and conducts new client intakes.

On Friday, September 20, 2013 Executive Director Valerie Macri-Lind was honored as the recipient of the Norma Anderson Excellence Award for 2013. Presented by the State of Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Sex Offender Management Award, this award recognizes Val's lifelong commitment to treating sexually abused children.

In April 2011, Val was honored as a recipient of the District Attorney's Victim Service Award of Distinction. She won in the category of Field Practitioners who develop and implement innovative victim service programs and projects. The award "Recognizes an individual or organization that has clearly brought 'new and improved' programs, services, delivery methods or other innovation to enhance victim services for the citizens of Larimer or Jackson Counties."

Administrative Team

Tim Alexander

Business Operations Manager

Prior to his position as the Business Operations Manager with ChildSafe, Tim served as the Operations Director at EPIC Behavioral Healthcare in St. Augustine, FL. His 13 years there included managing the Administration functions of the counseling center, Information Technology, Electronic Health Records, Facilities, Data and Outcome management systems, Process Improvement, Policies and Procedures, Utilization Review, and Health & Safety. He has a combined 19 years experience in the business and faith-based community.

Gracie Parrick

Billing Coordinator

Gracie is a CU Boulder graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. She has been managing patient care and administration practices in the medical industry for over 5 years. She has experience with medical billing, insurance companies, medical provider communication and coordination, and pre-authorization requirements. She currently serves as ChildSafe’s Billing Coordinator.​

Sonali Kovoor-Misra

Development Assistant

Sonali is a Colorado native who is a recent graduate from Colorado State University with a BS in Psychology, with a concentration in clinical and counseling psychology. She has a passion for working with children and is hoping to attend a graduate school program to become a full-time therapist for those who have experienced trauma.

Clinical Team

Jana Carson, MS

Trauma Specialist
Bilingual Therapist / Terapeuta Bilingue

Jana graduated from Colorado State University in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She works with individuals, couples, and families, and has experience working with Spanish-speakers and people with trauma histories. She views mental health treatment through an Internal Family Systems lens, helping clients find, understand, show compassion towards, and heal the different parts of themselves. She is also a PACT Level I and Gottman Level II trained therapist.

Jana se graduó de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado en 2018 con una Maestría en Terapia para Familias y Parejas. Ella hace terapia individual, familiar y de pareja, y tiene experiencia trabajando con hablantes de Español y personas con historias traumáticas. Ella ve el tratamiento de salud mental por el modo de Sistemas de Familiares Internos, ayudando a los clientes a encontrar, comprender, mostrar compasión hacia, y ayudar a sanar las diferentes partes de sí mismos. Ella también es capacitada en Nivel I de PACT y Nivel II de Gottman.

Marian Febvre, MEd, LPC

Trauma Specialist
EMDR Practictioner

Marian has been a therapist with ChildSafe since 1998. She specializes in therapy for adolescents who have been sexually abused, non-offending parents of abuse victims, and adults abused as children. She has many previous years of experience teaching adolescents and helping at-risk students.​

Kristin Fuller, LPC, MA, NCC

Trauma Specialist
Neurofeedback
EMDR Practitioner

Kristin is a Colorado native who received her Master's degree in clinical counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014. Kristin is a licensed professional counselor and is passionate about working with young children through play therapy. She is also a Neurofeedback practitioner and helps co-facilitate the elementary and middle school girls groups.​​

Melissa Garcia, MS, LPC

Trauma Specialist
Neurofeedback
EMDR Practitioner

Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2010. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2015. She has a professional background in working with children and teens who have experienced trauma. She also has experience working closely with caregivers to help their children heal. Melissa is EMDR trained and is a Neurofeedback practitioner. She is trained in CBT, play therapy, DBT, and sand tray therapy. She also co-facilitates the Caregivers' Group and often teaches the Parenting Class.​

Brianna LK Joralemon, MA, LPCC, NCC

Trauma Specialist

Brianna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado Mesa University in 2015. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Northern Colorado in 2018. She has a professional background in working with adults with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Brianna is EMDR trained as well as CBT and play therapy. She specializes in working with individuals who have a disability, traumatic brain injury or other developmental delays.

Sarah Klein MA, LPCC​

Trauma Specialist
EMDR Practitioner

Sarah is a 2016 Naropa University graduate and received her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a focus in Art Therapy. She takes a mindfulness-based approach to mental health treatment and specializes in trauma-informed art therapy. Sarah has extensive, professional experience with art therapy in schools, private practices, and hospice settings. She uses verbal, art, sand trays, and play therapy with both children and adults who have experienced some sort of trauma.

Sandi Robbins, MA, LPC

Trauma Specialist
Neurofeedback
EMDR Practitioner

Sandi has been with ChildSafe since 2011; she graduated from Regis University with specialized training in children and adolescent counseling. She is a nationally certified counselor and trained in EMDR. Although she works with all populations, her clinical focus largely involves "tweens", adolescents, and young adults. She also co-facilitates the adolescent girls' group.​

Brian Williams, MA, LPC

Trauma Specialist
EMDR Practitioner

Brian has his BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and his MA in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg VA. Brian recently moved back to Colorado after working as a counselor in Virginia for seven years. Brian has worked extensively with at-risk children, teens, and families. Brian also has experience with bereavement counseling, attachment based therapy, and psycho-education.

Board of Directors​

ChildSafe is a 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors that makes policy and manages the organization's operations. Among the Board's important functions are strategic planning, financial oversight, and fundraising.

Directors serve two-year terms and are chosen for their proven knowledge, special accomplishments, and differing perspectives.

 

Kristi Hess, President
Human Resources Director
Bohemian Companies

Brandee Eide, Vice President
Graphic Designer
BeiDesign, LLC

Jordan Butts, Past President
Vice President-Real Estate Banking
Colorado Business Bank

Todd Galbate, Secretary
Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker

Drew Mattox, Treasurer
CPA
EKS&H

Mishelle Baun
Principal
Baun Business Communications

 

 

Erik Broman
Real Estate Broker
Realtec Commercial Real Estate

Taylor Dunn
Broker Associate
Dunn Real Estate and Management

Maka Kala’i
Director of Sales and Marketing
Organic Alternatives LLC

Jason Odstrcil
Partner
New York Life and NYLIFE Securities

Mike Samelson
Attorney
Wick & Trautwein, LLC

Danna Young
Controller
Dohn Construction, Inc.