Staff

Christina Walker, LMSW

Christina Walker, LMSW

Executive Director

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Christina Walker, LMSW is the Executive Director of the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program.  In addition to dedicating herself to helping communities, families, and children, she is devoted to her silly, sassy, smart teenage twins.  She has worked as a Parent Advocate and Social Worker, as well as being a mentor, foster parent, and Guardian ad Litem in two other districts. She specializes in working with children and families, as well as victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to her work with the Third District, she is also a Group Facilitator at the Nampa Family Justice Center.  Helping individuals and families live a strong and healthy life is her true passion. She is paramount in the structuring and encouraging all Volunteers, and Staff in this program. She is a powerful voice of good and is monumental in pushing this good work along.

Merrin Packer

Merrin Packer

Community Outreach Manager

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Merrin Packer is the Community Outreach Manager for the 3rd District Guardian ad litem Program and specializes in marketing.  Merrin’s passion for this work comes from her personal experience of having two little brothers adopted out of foster care. Merrin is a habitual wearer of comfy sweaters, enjoys novel writing, and is a dedicated Foster mom. Merrin obtained a Bachelor’s degree from BYU-Idaho and has been involved in this program since 2015 when she started as a volunteer.

Bekah Bowman

Bekah Bowman

Volunteer Manager

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Bekah is the Volunteer Manager for the 3rd District Guardian ad Litem Program. She has many years of non-profit and volunteer management experience. She is a freelance writer and author on the side and enjoys spreading joy and hope to those in broken places. Bekah is a mom, rare disease advocate, and a coach’s wife. For fun, you might find her sipping a good cup of coffee across from a friend or playing her heart out on the indoor soccer field.

Crystal Morey

Crystal Morey

Advocate Coordinator

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Crystal is a part time advocate coordinator and works closely with our volunteers to ensure the best outcomes for the kids in care. 

Crystal joins us from St. George, Utah. She has spent the majority of her working years advocating for victims of violence, sexual assault, and our community of people with disabilities. 

Crystal has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from BYU Hawaii and a masters degree in Nonprofit Administration from Southern Utah University. 

On the weekends, you can find Crystal in mountains backpacking, on a wall climbing, or in the woods camping. Aside from the outdoors, Crystal enjoys singing, performing in theater productions, and oil painting.

 

 

Jenny Easley

Jenny Easley

Advocate Coordinator

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Jenny Easley is an Advocate Coordinator and joined the 3rd District Guardian ad Litem in July, 2019. She spent many years working in public schools. Outside of her employment, she volunteered as a community organizer for consumer, education, and public safety campaigns. She earned a degree at Boise State University to prepare her for non-profit and social advocacy work. She loves spending time with her husband and four kids when she isn’t at work.

Elisa Higbee

Elisa Higbee

Advocate Coordinator

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Elisa Higbee, is an advocate coordinator at 3rd district Guardian ad Litem Program. She has been with the program since April of 2018.  Elisa attended Boise State University and graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology. She has always had a passion for helping others and is grateful to be advocating for the children in the 3rd Judicial District. When Elisa is not working she enjoys anything outdoors from snowboarding, to jet skiing on the lake, to just soaking in the sunshine.

Tammy Dittenber

Tammy Dittenber

Advocate Coordinator

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Born in Caldwell, Idaho, Tammy is a lifelong Treasure Valley resident. 21 years in the Human Resource field, includes experience in change agency, process engineering, civil rights and workplace investigations, program evaluation, and pay equity study. Tammy became a GAL volunteer a year ago, as her youngest daughter started college, and has felt the importance of this work. She is excited and feels honored to serve in this new role as part time Advocate Coordinator, working with staff and volunteers to look after the most vulnerable among us.