Our team

Meet our Team

These incredible staff members are dedicated to ensuring families and children in crisis never have to walk alone.

Maridel Sandberg
President/Executive Director

Jonathan Bagen
Vice President of Operations and Finance

Gabriella Abbott
Administrative Assistant

Katie Brown

Jess Eischens

Megan Dennison
Program Administrator

Twin Cities, MN

Lucy Olson, M.A., L.P.
Program Director

Marta Westlund
Care Coordinator

Esther Vang
Case Manager

Noelle Brockmeier
Case Manager

Mary Pramann
Case Manager/Prison Liaison

Karissa Neff, LCSW, MSW
Help-Line Operator/Pick-up Coordinator

Bethany O’Reilly, LSW
Home Assessment Specialist

Emily Neighbors, MSW, LGSW
Home Assessment Specialist

Karine Ruis, LSW
Home Assessment Specialist

Linda Lang
Home Assessment Specialist

Kelly Donohue, LGSW
Social Worker

Jennifer Thelen, LSW
Volunteer Advocate Coordinator

Rochester, MN

Joy McAfee, M.S.
Rochester Director

Janie Borkowski, M.Ed
Care Coordinator/Case Manager

Amber Schmitz
Rochester Program Administrator

Jaimi Smiley, LSW
Social Work Consultant


Ashley Baker
Iowa Director

Sara Swansen, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist
Program Director





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