Child Crisis Arizona Leadership Staff

Torrie A. Taj, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer

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.

Lisa Ricci, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Ricci

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.

Management Staff

Kristin Andrew, BA, Early Education Services Director

Erin Cowan-Hegg, MSW, Home Visitation Director

EJ Hughes, Strategic Initiatives Director

Terri McGhee, Children’s Shelter Director

Jacob Proud, Operations Director

Marcia Reck, MA, Foster Care & Adoption Director



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Mission & Vision

Child Crisis Arizona formed in 2015, combining Child Crisis Center and Child Crisis Nursery, two similar organizations that both served vulnerable families in different parts of the Valley.

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Our Supporters

Child Crisis Arizona relies on the generosity of our donors.

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