Barbara Cricket Mitchell

Cricket Mitchell is a clinical research psychologist and Senior Associate with the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH).  Her areas of expertise are in research design and methodology, program evaluation, behavioral medicine, and cognitive behavioral interventions.  She is a graduate of the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology between the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University; and is particularly interested in the adoption of evidence-based practices in usual care settings, as well as data-driven decision-making in clinical service delivery.

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Brad Snyder

Brad Snyder is President of New Amsterdam Consulting. Trained in research methods and developmental psychology, Brad has been called upon to inform projects for industry giants like Marvel Comics and Time Warner. He is best known for his work with children and youth, ranging from usability testing with hemophilic teenagers for Baxter Healthcare Corporation, to pilot testing for Cartoon Network, to conducting focus groups with you th inside juvenile prisons. His expertise has helped develop raw concepts into some of the industry's most successful programs, campaigns, and media. Brad's work with incarcerated youth was essential to the U.S. Justice Department winning the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University. Brad is the author of numerous studies and is a regular speaker at corporate and com munity events. His new book, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids , is being described as an "urgent 'must - read'" by experts.


Carol Lopinski

Carol Lopinski, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, has been the Director of Family Support at the Child Crisis Center (CCC) for 26 years. Carol has been a leader in developing and implementing child abuse prevention and family support programs in the East Valley. In 1996, under Carol's supervision, CCC launched the developed East Valley Family Resource Center which has grown from five to 40 free family support programs and serves 1000 families annually, onsite and in the community. Most recently in 2009, Carol developed MyChild'sReady, a First Things First home visitation Alliance in the SE Maricopa Region, which includes central intake, marketing, and shared training efforts. CCC is using Triple P Level 2 (workshops) at the Family Resource Center and Level 3 as a part of its Parents As Teachers home visitation program.



Crystal Gustavson

Crystal began her career in politics, where she worked on several successful congressional, gubernatorial and initiative campaigns; including a campaign to re-elect Senator John McCain. From there her career led her into the world of marketing with stints at agencies RIESTER and Terralever, where she worked with The Arizona Meth Project, Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of Phoenix, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and PING.

In 2010, she came back to her maroon and gold roots – joining Arizona State University as Online Editor of ASU Magazine and the Alumni Association as their first Digital Media Manager to develop and implement a communications strategy. Here, she has the distinct pleasure of bringing ASU alumni around the world together.

Crystal graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy Advocacy and minor in Business. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Communications and Advocacy with a Specialization in Participatory Governance from ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Crystal was recently elected to serve as the Western Region Director of Outreach for the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students where she is responsible for maintaining communication with members through electronic media, assisting the President as spokesperson, and developing publicity strategies for the Association.


Dana Wolfe Naimark

Dana has been part of the CAA team for the past nineteen years, conducting analysis, raising awareness, and lobbying the state legislature on a wide variety of policy issues that affect parents and children. She was named CEO by the Children's Action Alliance Board of Directors in December 2006. Dana started her career in Arizona in 1986 working on tax and budget issues for the Arizona state legislature. She earned her Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Dean Coonrod

Dr. Coonrod is Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix and is a Professor at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine.  He was recently named as Chair of the executive committee of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Phoenix campus of the medical school and also recently named as the 2013 Distinguished Health and Science Honoree of the YWCA Maricopa County.

Earning his M.D. and M.P.H. in 1990, he completed his residency in ob/gyn at the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (PIROG) in 1994.  He actively practices as a clinician, researcher, educator, and advocate to victims of domestic violence (DV) through his community health work.  Several of his key leadership roles include: Medical Director for the Well Woman Healthcheck Program, a program that provides free cancer screening to women including breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and pap tests;  member of the State of Arizona’s Maternal Mortality Review Team and  Principal Investigator on a grant that launched a hospital-wide DV advocacy program offering education and training to victims of DV as well as training of clinicians to recognize DV and offer referral services to victims. Dr. Coonrod is also interested in preconception care; he is the project director on a grant with First Things First to create an internatal clinic providing care for women between pregnancies who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome. 

Dr. Coonrod holds affiliations in multiple organizations, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the CDC Clinical Workgroup on Preconception Health Care. He has authored dozens of journal articles and has been honored with awards, including “The Guide to America’s Top Obstetrician Gynecologists.”

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Greg Stanton

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was raised in West Phoenix, by a family committed to giving back to their community.  His dad, Fred, rode the city bus to his job as a shoe salesman and his mom, Mary Ann, was a devoted educator.  The Stantons instilled in their children the importance of giving to others, and in that spirit they founded the Christian Needs Network, a group of multi-faith volunteers who collected clothes, food and diapers for members of their community in need.

Following high school, Greg attended Marquette University and earned the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a national award for students committed to pursuing careers in public service. While at Marquette, he and a classmate founded an after-school program at the Downtown Milwaukee YMCA helping fourth and fifth grade students with homework and basketball.  He also was awarded a grant from the Milwaukee Foundation to study inner-city hidden unemployment.

After earning his law degree from the University of Michigan, Greg returned to Phoenix where he practiced education law at Jennings Strouss & Salmon and later practiced law at Quarles & Brady LLP. In 2001, he left private law practice to serve on the Phoenix City Council, where he represented the sixth district for nine years. This district includes the Biltmore, Ahwatukee Foothills, Arcadia and North Central neighborhoods. With a staunch commitment to creating high-wage jobs in Phoenix, Councilman Stanton was the lead councilman bringing the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the ASU downtown campus and the U of A medical school to the city.

In 2009, Greg joined the state Attorney General’s office as Deputy Attorney General, where he helped lead the effort to stop the funding of cartels who traffic people and drugs across our southern border. He worked to protect consumers and homeowners by fighting the predatory payday lending industry and focused on eliminating mortgage fraud.  He also negotiated the settlement between the State of Arizona and Maricopa County to protect the future vitality of Luke Air Force Base, a $2 billion-a-year economic asset.

Greg and his wife Nicole have two young children, Trevor and Violet. Nicole is a prominent local attorney who recently received the YWCA business leadership award. A city with strong schools, safe parks and neighborhoods, a vibrant arts community, and an environment that supports locally owned businesses, diverse industries and high-wage jobs. As mayor, he is working to make that a reality.

During his first full year in 2012, Mayor Stanton continued his commitment to building a stronger city based on sustainability, a vibrant local economy and a quality education system.


Marcia Stanton

Marcia Stanton, MSW coordinates the Strong Families Child Abuse Prevention Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, an innovative program that provides education to hospital staff and the community on the importance of family strengthening and prevention of child maltreatment.  She currently leads the Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium and their statewide “Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids” initiative, working to increase awareness of the impact of childhood trauma.  Other activities include spearheading a statewide Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Planning initiative and efforts to end corporal punishment and promote positive discipline.   She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a long history of personal interest and involvement in children and family issues.  She is the 2009 recipient of the Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Councils’ Cherish the Children award, member of the Central Arizona Child Protective Services Citizen Review Panel, as well as an instructor and facilitator with Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.



Mary K. Reinhart

Mary K. Reinhart has been a reporter and editor for 25 years. She covered the state Capitol and worked as deputy city editor for the Arizona Daily Star, spent 11 years as a reporter and editor at the East Valley Tribune, and co-founded the online Arizona Guardian in 2009. She joined The Arizona Republic in 2010, covering state agencies and the Legislature from the Phoenix Capitol bureau. She has covered social welfare policy for two decades. During 2012, she led the Republic's yearlong examination of the state's child-welfare system, chronicling the problems and potential solutions, from prevention to post-adoption. She is a 1984 journalism graduate of Arizona State University.

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