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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. Prior to joining the agency in 1997, she worked as an administrator in public education and in hospital management for more than 35 years in the human services field. She earned 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. She has also served on a number of local, state and national committees that advocate for child and family welfare issues. This has included a position as one of the Board of Directors for the California Alliance for Child and Family Services, and is Immediate Past Chair of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.
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, Group Home Aftercare, 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.
Gina Bongiovanni-Brunick, Director of Support Services: Serves as the Support Services Director of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California. She has been with the agency since 1993 and served in various capacities throughout her 20-year career at Crittenton. Ms. Brunick 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 using our services across five Southern California counties. She earned a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne.
Ana Eykel, VP of Foster Care: Ms. Eykel is the Vice President of Foster Care and Adoptions of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California. Since 2002 she has been with the agency serving in various capacities within the Foster Care Program. Prior to joining the agency, Ms. Eykel worked in a 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 18 years. 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 joined Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California in 2016. 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 recently transferred 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.
Dr. Barbara Hernandez, VP of Short-Term Residential Services: Dr. Hernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned a Doctor of Psychology from Ryokan College. She has been working with minors in the child welfare system for more than 15 years, ten of which are in administration. Dr. Hernandez and her team provide a variety of intensive therapeutic services to children in need of Crittenton’s short-term residential services and group home aftercare programs. She has been instrumental in helping create one of the most recognized programs at Crittenton called “InSight” which is specifically designed to help youth cope with the aftermath of sex trafficking. Her knowledge of attachment disorders, trauma and mental health programming for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) has led the Crittenton team to help provide a comprehensive continuum of care services delivery model specifically for commercially sexually exploited teen girls. In addition, Dr. Hernandez currently serves on the California Statewide Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Action Group where she provides insight on the need for comprehensive mental health services with an emphasis on treating complex traumas.
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: Serves as the Communications Director of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California. For more than a decade she has served in education and communications roles within public sector agencies. Most recently she served as a web 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 also 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 and child abuse prevention.
CaMesha Reece, Director of Human Resources: Ms. Reece joined Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California in 2016. She is a proactive HR professional with experience managing a full spectrum of human resources projects and functions. With a dedication to service, she focuses on partnering with all levels of staff to provide HR guidance in areas including, but not limited to workforce development, employee relations, compliance, strategy, and organizational development. Ms. Reece brings experience from the manufacturing, non-profit, real estate, and media industries to add value to the Crittenton team. She earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of California, Berkeley and continued her education with a Master’s of Art degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University Los Angeles. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, reading, and volunteering.
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.