Staff

Staff

Stephanie Butler
Client Relations Associate

Stephanie Butler joined NCCD’s SafeMeasures® team at the start of 2019 after spending several years as a SafeMeasures “champion” and core team leader for the State of...

Amy McDonald Cipolla-Stickles
Director of Equity

Amy McDonald Cipolla-Stickles has long been involved in struggles for equity and justice for transracial adoptees, children and families impacted by the foster care system...

Senior Program Specialist

Peggy Cordero, MA, joined NCCD in early 2015 as a senior program specialist. She focuses on supporting child welfare organizations nationally and internationally to integrate...

Associate Director

Jennifer Cotter works on development and implementation of SDM projects in child welfare, prevention services, economic support, and adult protective services. She provides...

Sarah Covington
Researcher

Sarah Covington, MPH, joined the NCCD Madison office as a researcher in 2013. Sarah has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she...

Claire Crowley
Program Associate

Claire Crowley joined NCCD as a program associate in 2018, where she continues her work to support improved outcomes for youth and families involved in the child welfare and...

Philip Decter
Director of Child Welfare

Philip Decter, MSW, Director of Child Welfare with NCCD. He is a social worker and family therapist who has worked with children and families in inpatient, outpatient, home...

Reekah Delfanian
Database Administrator

Reekah Delfanian, a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, has joined NCCD as a database administrator. He previously worked as a business intelligence developer...

Special Advisor

For the last 40 years, Janice Ereth, PhD, has worked in administrative, research, and policy-making capacities in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and education fields...

Erin M. Espinosa, PhD
Senior Researcher

Erin M. Espinosa, PhD, joined NCCD in 2019 as a senior researcher. Prior to joining NCCD, she served as the Director of the Texas Center of the Institute for Innovation and...