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Joyce Capelle, CEO: Ms. Capelle has been the Chief Executive Officer of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California since 1998. With 20 years of service advocating for the most vulnerable, Ms. Capelle, continues to make it a life’s mission to consciously apply her public policy and law experience towards relentlessly advocating for the health and well-being of the system-involved youth she serves. Her leadership style is one that encourages and empowers Crittenton’s team of mental health professionals to continue to partner with local, state and national organizations in order to advocate for youth who are living at the margins or have experienced complex childhood traumas, and who deserve unwavering support through their recovery process. In addition to her role as Crittenton’s CEO, Ms. Capelle, has also served on a number of national and statewide organizations that promote public policy to create healthier communities, that believe in restorative justice best practices, and that support trauma-informed child welfare initiatives. This has included positions as one of the Board of Directors for the California Alliance for Child and Family Services and was Past Chair of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Capelle has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a Public Policy focus from California State University, Long Beach and a Juris Doctorate from Pacific West College of Law.
Fritz Czypull, CFO: Mr. Czypull is the Chief Financial Officer managing the fiscal integrity of an ever-growing non-profit organization that spans across five Southern California counties with 500+ employees. He was born in Berchtesgaden, Germany, immigrated and was raised in Southern California. He earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Economics from Loyola University, Los Angeles and a Master’s in International Management from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix Arizona. With more than 35 years of combined service in management, finance, government and FMS contracting he currently serves as the steward of financial accountability of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California.
Denise Cunningham, Senior VP: Ms. Cunningham is the Senior Vice President of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned a Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. She has served the agency in various capacities since 1991 and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical and program management within the social services field. In her current role, she implements the agency’s quality of care standards and leads the management team directly involved in delivering the agency’s overall mission. She is also accountable for the integrity and program results of all agency departments entrusted to deliver direct care to clients which include: Short-Term Residential Treatment Services, Shelter Care Services, Community-Based Services, School Based Services, Family Preservation, Foster Care, Transitional Age Youth Services, Wraparound and Outpatient Mental Health Services. Currently, she also serves as the Chair of the CSU Fullerton Department of Social Work’s Advisory Council.
Annie Bach, Director of Quality Assurance: Ms. Annie Bach joined Crittenton in 2017 and has worked in the nonprofit field since 1995. For the past 15 years, Ms. Bach has worked in the child welfare field in various roles within short-term residential, foster and adoption, wraparound family services, nonpublic education, community support services, community involvement and development, and mental health services. Currently, as the Director of Quality Assurance, she helps ensure that all departments within the agency meet the objectives of their contract requirements, comply with all governmental regulations, and uphold the standards outlined by the Council of Accreditation (COA) and The Joint Commission our national accrediting agencies. Ms. Bach earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Management from Colorado State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Gina Bongiovanni-Brunick, Director of Support Services: Ms. Bongiovanni-Brunick has been with Crittenton since 1993 and served in various capacities throughout her 20+ year career. In her tenure, she has spearheaded the integration of systems technology with direct client care needs for the agency and continues to provide innovative solutions to the ever-changing demands of privacy and health information requirements in today’s clinical and mental health settings. She is directly responsible for the Information Technology, Maintenance, Food Services, Purchasing and Property Management departments. Together these departments provide the work environment needs of 500+ employees, and the needs of the children and families in Crittenton’s care across all five Southern California counties. She earned a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne.
Ana Eykel, VP of Foster Care: Since 2002, Ms. Eykel, has been with Crittenton serving in various capacities within the Resource Family and Foster Youth Program that included experiences as a lead social worker and program director. Prior to joining the Crittenton, Ms. Eykel worked in private practice assisting victims of violent crimes and domestic violence and has also served as a social worker working with the chronically mentally ill for more than a decade. She earned a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne.
Jamie Fenton, Director of Staff Development: Dr. Fenton has over a decade of adult education and training experience in higher education and in the non-profit sectors, such as Rancho Santiago Community College District and Girl Scouts of Orange County, among others. Her education, experience, and personal philosophies of learning and leadership serve Crittenton staff as they engage in development and training to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to adapt to the needs of today’s dynamic and ever-changing child welfare and behavioral health environments. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, a Master of Education degree from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Leadership Studies, from Chapman University.
Audrey Fisher-Price, VP of Integrated Behavioral Health: Ms. Fisher-Price is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working in the field of mental health since 1986. She came to Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California in 1999 as a Clinical Director for the Residential Treatment Campus. She progressed to Intake Coordinator for the Residential Treatment Campus then was offered the opportunity to lead Crittenton’s entry into the Wraparound Services community, where she served as Vice President of Wraparound Services for the agency. Ms. Fisher-Price was then appointed to the role of Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health due to her expertise and knowledge of working in hospital settings. In this role, she serves as an advisor to the agency in regards to integrating medical care with behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. Ms. Fisher-Price will also be spearheading the agency’s compliance efforts in this new approach to wellness in healthcare delivery. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.
Tristyn Ingallinera, VP of Shelter Care Services: Ms. Ingallinera is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been with Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California since 2008 where she began her career as a therapist in residential services. She then transitioned into the outpatient arena and worked as a therapist, Program Manager and Clinical Director in the agency’s ever-expanding Wraparound Services Program. She has provided counseling and therapy services to youth and their families for nearly a decade, earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University, Hayward and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from National University.
Martha Jasso, Director of Communications: For more than a decade Ms. Jasso has served in education and communications roles within public sector agencies. Prior to her role at Crittenton, she served as a public affairs project manager responsible for national public health communications campaigns for the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Health and Human Services. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty of Journalism and Communications for the Riverside Community College District. As Crittenton’s Communications Director, Ms. Jasso manages the agency’s strategic communications needs for internal, external and online audiences. She earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Business from the University of California, Riverside and a Master’s from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. In her free time, she serves as a member of various task forces in the San Bernardino County region that bring awareness to the topics of human trafficking, mental health, social services, system-involved youth and child abuse prevention.
Cesar Salgado, VP of Wraparound Services: Mr. Salgado is an Associate Clinical Social Worker and has been with Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California, since 2006, where he began his career with the agency serving the needs of Spanish-speaking clients. He has extensive clinical experience in residential treatment, youth development, refugee youth services and the mental health services arenas. Mr. Salgado has served the agency in various assignments, throughout his tenure, as a case manager and therapist within Crittenton’s Family Reunification, Family Preservation, Foster Care and Shelter Care Programs. Most recently, he was an agency Program Director and eventually appointed to his current role as the Vice President of the Wraparound Services Program. He directly leads and sets program outcomes for the community-based teams directly responsible of the mental health and social services needs of the nearly 500 families placed in Crittenton’s care each year. Mr. Salgado earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.