Torrie A. Taj, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a passionate and dedicated professional with more than 25 years in nonprofit leadership and philanthropy and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Child Crisis Arizona. Since 2010, Torrie has served as faculty at Arizona State University teaching Nonprofit Leadership and Development. She serves on the board of directors as past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Arizona Chapter. She was honored as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive in 2015 by AFP. She has special expertise in initiating, developing and managing comprehensive fundraising and communications programs; improving public relations and image rebranding in order to secure business partnerships, philanthropic and community support.
Child Crisis Arizona Leadership Staff
Torrie A. Taj, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Ricci, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa is a licensed CPA and a Florida State University graduate. Lisa started her career as an auditor at Big 4 accounting firms leaving as a Senior Manager to begin her career in nonprofit finance. As CFO, Lisa is responsible for all fiscal operations, including internal and external reporting. Lisa came to Child Crisis Arizona to use her talents to help protect the most vulnerable children and families in our community.
Jodi Stoken, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Jodi came to Child Crisis Arizona in 1998 as a member of the Board of Directors and then was hired as a full-time staff member in 2001. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech – Communications from University of Minnesota. Prior to Child Crisis Arizona, she worked in the for-profit sector as a marketing and communications director. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she has a deep passion for connecting people to their philanthropy goals. As Chief Development Officer, Jodi directs and oversees the agency’s philanthropic efforts.
Courtney Kleinebreil, MC, LISAC, LAC, CCTP
Vice President Of Programs
With more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health and child welfare, Courtney is responsible for overseeing agency programs to ensure smooth and efficient operations as well as ensuring meeting agency mission and client satisfaction. Courtney holds a master’s degree in counseling from Arizona State University, is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, a Licensed Associate Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Additionally, Courtney serves as a Commissioner on the Town of Queen Creek Economic Development Commission.
Kristin Andrew, BA, Early Education Services Director
Erin Cowan-Hegg, MSW, Home Visitation Director
Cathy Chlarson, Director of Marketing and Communications
EJ Hughes, Strategic Initiatives Director
Terri McGhee, Children’s Shelter Director
Jacob Proud, Operations Director
Marcia Reck, MA, Foster Care & Adoption Director