OUR TEAM

It is only through diversity
that we can achieve unity.

Our Board of Directors

Dean Germano

B.A., MHSc., FACHE
Chairman of the Board
CEO Shasta Community Health Center

Bill Schueller

Vice-Chair
Chief, Redding Police Department

Stephanie A. Bridgett

Secretary
Shasta County District Attorney

Erin Resner

Treasurer
Councilwoman, City of Redding; Business Owner

Jon Poletski

Board Member
Chief, Anderson Police Department

Judy Flores

Board Member
Superintendent, Shasta County Office of Education

Michael L. Johnson

Board Member
Sheriff, Shasta County

Miguel Rodriguez

MSABA, LCSW
Board Member
Children’s Services Branch Director

Dean Germano

Chairman of the Board

Bill Schueller

Board Vice-Chair

Stephanie Bridgett

Board Secretary

Erin Resner

Board Treasurer

Judy Flores

Board Member

Michael Johnson

Board Member

Kimberly L. Johnson

Executive Director,
non-voting board member

Miguel Rodriguez

Board Member

Our Team

Department Leads

Kimberly L. Johnson

Executive Director

Dr. Alyson Kohl, EDD, LMFT

Clinical Director

Jana Thiel

Operations Manager

Vanessa Banda, LCSW

Family Advocate

Adrienne Cushman, MS

Lead Forensic Interviewer

Victoria Penton, M. Ed., FI

Response Team Coordinator

Elizabeth Schroeder

Director of Development

Sarah Peery, MA

Foster Family Agency Administrator

Team Members

Tiffany Toberer

Forensic Interviewer
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Miriam Longinow

Executive Assistant
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Lane Crow

CAC Coordinator
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Shelby Jones, MSW, ACSW

Clinician I
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Trish DiMarco

Executive Support Specialist
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Roseanna Stevenson, MA, AMFT

Clinician I
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Maria Wayman, MA, AMFT

Clinician I
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Morgan Morris

Receptionist
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!
Our founding board & multi-disciplinary team in April 2017 at our first press conference.
At the Children’s Legacy Center, we realize there is a spark of magic found in linking arms with a team of people who can find hope in the darkest night, joy despite the deepest tragedy, and bring a child laughter in the midst of their pain. This spark is one that can’t be seen from a stage or on a screen, yet it settles in the core of each person who experiences it.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM

Our Founding Multidisciplinary Team

The team behind our CAC model

Kimberly L. Johnson

FOUNDER
Executive Director
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Sarah Murphy

CO-FOUNDER
Senior Deputy District Attorney, Shasta County
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Mike DiMatteo

Investigator
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Michael DiMatteo

Sergeant, Redding Police Department
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Elizabeth Harris

Corporal, Redding Police Department
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Deborah Heide

Victim Coordinator, District Attorney’s Office, Crime Victims Assistance Center
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Sean Dugan, MD

Shasta Community Health Center
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Cindy Lane, MSW

Program Manager, Children’s Services
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Chris Edwards

Detective Sergeant, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Stacie Bouyear, AMFT

CSEC Mental Health Clinician, Children’s Services
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Jennifer Rowe, MSW

Social Work Supervisor, Children’s Services
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Jacob Duncan

Detective, Anderson Police Department
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Sarah Murphy

Senior Deputy District Attorney
CO-FOUNDER
Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Investigator Mike DiMatteo

Mike is an Investigator with the Redding Police Department; he is currently assigned to investigate child abuse and sexual assault cases. Mike has been an officer for over 15 years, where he has worked numerous assignments, including traffic, field training officer, force options instructor, and hostage negotiations. Mike started his career with the California Highway Patrol, assigned to the San Jose area office. He was born and raised in Redding, California. He is married with two awesome children. Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his family!

Corporal Elizabeth Harris

Liz has been a police officer for 18 years, 12 of those in Redding. She most recently spent four years in the investigations division of the Redding Police Department, investigating crimes against children and sexual assault cases before being promoted to Corporal. Liz is married to the love of her life and spends her free time boating on Shasta Lake, kayaking, and hiking in beautiful Northern California.

Senior Victims Advocate Deborah Heide

Deborah Heide has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for over 18 years. She is a Senior Victim Advocate and currently leads a team in supporting victims of crime in Shasta County. She provided input regarding what agencies should be co-located in the family justice center from a victim perspective and helped initiate Shasta County’s chapter of VOICES, a survivor support group that brings awareness to the community about family violence. Outside of work, you can find her having fun in the sun kayaking the local Shasta County lakes with her four-legged furry babies.

Sean Dugan, MD

Dr. Dugan is a board certified pediatrician who focuses on child abuse and adolescent medicine. He works at both Shasta Community Health Center and Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Dugan grew up in Hawaii and moved to the North State five years ago. He recently helped to develop a child abuse medical protocol that has already proven effective. He and his wife have four kids under the age of five!

Cindy Lane, MSW

Cindy has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has worked at Shasta County HHSA Children’s Services for the past 10 years. She started as a Senior Social Worker investigating child abuse and is currently the Program Manager of prevention programs, the child abuse hotline, and investigations.  When she is not at work she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Detective Chris Edwards

Detective Edwards has been in law enforcement for 14 years, working custody, patrol, and investigations. He is currently a Detective with the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit. Chris is married and has a 6-year-old son who he spends most of his time with when he is not at work. He loves the outdoors and has a passion for steelhead fishing in particular. His primary goal in life is to raise his son to be respectful, to understand there is someone upstairs, and to be the best he can be.

Stacie Bouyear, AMFT

Stacie joined our team in 2016 and has been a trusted voice from the perspective of Child Welfare, CSEC, and mental health. She obtains a Master’s degree in Forensics and a Master’s in Psychology as a Marriage Family Therapist. Stacie worked for 6 years in Sex Crimes for Child Welfare and worked with our CSEC youth. For the past 2+ years she has been working as a CSEC clinician supporting and providing therapy for youth in the community, for those currently working with youth in child welfare, youth on probation, or who come to children’s mental health for services. Outside of her extraordinary work, she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.

Jen Rowe, MSW

Jen has been a part of our team since 2017 and has provided vital input from the standpoint of Child Welfare, CSEC, mental health and SO much more! Complete bio coming soon!!

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