Our Staff


Interested in working for Teen Advisors?

Click here to complete and submit our online Employment Application!

We are not currently hiring for any positions, but we welcome applications at any time. You can also find more information about our internship program here.

Our staff possess a wealth of experience and education in youth education and development. Additionally, our staff are trained and certified periodically via:

  • Darkness to Light Training (preventing and recognizing child sexual abuse)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (responding to and recognizing youth mental health crisis)
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid Training  (responding to and recognizing physical distress or health crisis)

Teen Advisors Board of Directors

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Sally Baker – Co-Board Chair

Molly Baker

Susan Barnes – Staff Representative (non-voting)

Nick Cash – Co-Board Chair

Louise Davidson

LeighAnn DiCesaris - Staff Representative (non-voting)

Jon Ebert

Richard Green

Kristie Griffin

Brad Jiles

Jacque Leerssen

Heather Lipp

Colt Miley

Brandi Morris

Skip Perkins – Treasurer

Derik Roberts – Executive Director

Cindy Sargent – Secretary (non-voting)

Anna Sims

Playol Shippey

Admin Team

Derik Roberts

Derik Roberts

Executive Director

Cindy Sargent

Financial Director,

Volunteer Director

LeighAnn DiCesaris

LeighAnn DiCesaris

Development Director

Jen High

Office Manager

Susan Barnes

Special Projects Director

Denver Mott

Digital Media Specialist

High School Team (Teen Advisors)

Aaron Wall


Kathryn Means

Associate Director

Marie Arballo

Field Staff,

Grad Staff/Intern Director

Riley Higgins

Field Staff

Hannah Rathel

Field Staff

Middle School Team (Velocity)

Amelia McCardle


Cason Stone

Associate Director

Ellie Lamb

Field Staff

JJ Harrison

Field Staff

Shinaicia Jones

Field Staff

Patricia Riley

Patricia Riley

Field Staff

Elementary Team

Tabata Boyd


Kristin Roberts

Field Staff