Staff

Staff

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...
Senior Financial Analyst
Britt joined NCCD in 2016 as a senior financial analyst. She is responsible for financial oversight and management of NCCD’s federal contracts and month-end close entries 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...