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Meet Our Team

At the core of My Friend’s Place has always been an incredibly talented staff of authentic leaders. From our clinicians and counselors to fundraising experts and support staff, meet the team who is setting our high standard of care and pushing for greater system impact.


  • Heather Carmichael, LCSW

    Executive Director
  • Erin Casey, LCSW

    Director of Programs
  • Susan Zeren Dutra, MPA

    Director of Development
  • Jeff Katz

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

Data & Learning

  • Danielle Rutledge

    Data and Impact Associate
  • Mark Fabian

    Data and Impact Manager

Development & Administration

  • Gerry De La Rosa

    Administration Manager
  • Larry Irvin

    Institutional Giving Manager
  • Candice McFadyen

    Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager
  • Destinee Vargas

    Development Associate: Communication & Events
  • Bjorn Winberg

    Development Data Coordinator

Health & Well-Being Program

  • Kayla White, LCSW

    Health & Well-Being Manager
  • Marisa Jamieson, MSW

    Housing Case Manager
  • Jesenya Maldonado, MSW

    Housing Case Manager
  • Mike Collins

    Triage Case Manager

Intake & Crisis Care Program

  • Katie Power, LCSW

    Intake & Crisis Care Manager
  • Linda Covarrubias

    Intake & Crisis Care Specialist
  • Woody Dismukes

    Intake & Crisis Care Specialist
  • Cameron Gribbons

    Lead Intake & Crisis Care Specialist


  • Frank Babich

    Operations and Program Support Manager

Safe Haven Program

  • Joey Boyd

    Safe Haven Manager
  • Jorge Gonzalez

    Lead Safe Haven Counselor
  • Violeta Paul

    Safe Haven Counselor
  • Hanna Sanford

    Safe Haven Counselor
  • Tahisha Grier

    Safe Haven Counselor
  • Roxie Fuller

    Safe Haven Counselor

Transformative Education Program

  • Camilla Brannstrom, MFA

    Transformative Education Manager
  • Eric Corona

    Transformative Education Counselor
  • Chase Rojas

    Transformative Education Counselor
  • Madison Teter

    Transformative Education Counselor

Staff in Action

Together We Can!

Assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.