Staff

Christina Walker, LMSW

Christina Walker, LMSW

Executive Director

Read About Christina

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.

Elisa Higbee

Elisa Higbee

Program Manager

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Elisa Higbee, is a Program Manager 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.

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.

Katrina Alford

Katrina Alford

Advocate Coordinator

Read About Katrina

Katrina has always had a passion for children and their well-being.
She has volunteered with different children organizations throughout
her life. After she finishes her degree, she plans on working with
children and families who have experienced trauma.

When she has spare time, you will find her enjoying the company of her
children or relaxing with a good binge-worthy show.

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.

 

 

Angelica Manzo

Angelica Manzo

Advocate Coordinator

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Angelica joined the 3rd District Guardian ad Litem as a part time Advocate Coordinator in December of 2019. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minored in Ethnic Studies. Angelica has spent much of her time working with children in after school, respite, and psychosocial rehabilitation settings and has a passion for working towards equity for all. When she is not working, Angelica enjoys traveling, going to concerts, reading, and spending time with the people she loves.