Staff & Board

Staff

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa
Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

Portland, Oregon

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

President

A firm believer in the power and potential of all girls and young women

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa assumed leadership of The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF) in January of 2007. Jeannette brings to this 132-year-old institution over forty years of experience in advocacy, education, public policy, strategic communication, program development, and direct service delivery.

Jeannette is currently:

  • Chair, National Foster Care Coalition
  • Co-Director, National Girls Initiative  –  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,       U. S. Department of Justice
  • Board of Directors, The Human Rights Project for Girls
  • Advisory Committee, Women’s Services – SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Advisory Board, hope & grace fund (philosophy, inc.)
  • Member of Advisory Committee of Family Story

In 2013, Jeannette was recognized with the Robert F. Kennedy Embracing the Legacy award for her work supporting the empowerment of girls and young women in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Jeannette holds a master’s degree of education in student development theory, counseling, and administration.

Jessie Domingo Salu
Jessie Domingo Salu

Vice President

Portland, Oregon

K. Shakira Washington
K. Shakira Washington

Senior Director

Washington, DC

Heidi Hancock
Heidi Hancock

Director of Operations

Portland, Oregon

Holly Weems-Ladd
Holly Weems-Ladd

Director of Programs & Donor Stewardship

Portland, Oregon

Samantha López
Samantha López

Associate

Portland, Oregon

Mary Bissell
Mary Bissell

Advocacy/Policy Consultant, Childfocus

Washington, DC

Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller

Advocacy/Policy Consultant, Childfocus

Washington, DC

Tanya Robinson
Tanya Robinson

BOLD Coordinator

Charleston, South Carolina

Katie Becker
Katie Becker

BOLD Coordinator

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charese Jamison
Charese Jamison

BOLD Coordinator

Roy, Utah

Lisette Orellana
Lisette Orellana

BOLD Coordinator

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Prichard Communications
Prichard Communications

Agency of Record

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LeAnn Locher & Associates
LeAnn Locher & Associates

Creative Direction

leannlocher.com

Board Officers

Ronald Waterman

Ronald Waterman

Chair

Montana

Bill Ryans

Bill Ryans

Vice Chair

North Carolina

Jim S. Phelps

Jim S. Phelps

Treasurer

California

Kate Rademacher

Kate Rademacher

Assistant Treasurer

Descendant of Dr. Kate Waller Barrett - North Carolina

Dr. Linda Laussell-Bryant

Dr. Linda Laussell-Bryant

Secretary

New York


Trustees

Gina Wood

Gina Wood

Committee Chair

Washington, DC

Justin Yuen

Justin Yuen

Committee Chair

Oregon

Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington

Utah

Suzanne Hassett

Suzanne Hassett

Descendant of Charles Crittenton

South Carolina

Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson

Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson

North Carolina

Ken Sipes

Ken Sipes

North Carolina

Emeritus Trustees

Gary Baker

Gary Baker

Missouri

Sarah Bryant

Sarah Bryant

North Carolina

Mary Herge Higdon

Mary Herge Higdon

Kansas

Bronwyn Mayden

Bronwyn Mayden

Maryland

Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth Patterson

Washington, DC

In Memory Of

Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Arkansas

Richard Plufka

Richard Plufka

Minnesota