Our Staff - "healing hearts and homes"


Executive Director
(816) 252-8388 ext. 312
Karen Costa, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Intern Supervisor
(816) 252-8388 ext. 316
Kerri Koehler-Butt, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Clinical Director
(816) 252-8388 ext. 318
Kristina Brown, BA
Family Support Services Director
(816) 252-8388 ext. 332
Melody Morgan, MSW
AmeriCorps Program Director
(816) 252-8388 ext. 348
Susan Ruddell
Office Manager
(816) 252-8388 ext. 327
Sarah Harding
Events & Communications Specialist
(816) 252-8388 ext. 310

Program Staff

Sarah Ehlers, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Services Supervisor
(816) 252-8388 ext. 317
Maggie Malone, BSW
Strength in Families Case Manager
(816) 252-8388 ext. 354
Mindy Kissner, BES
Family Support Case Manager  
(816) 252-8388 ext. 324
Katrina Stoddard, LMFT
(816) 252-8388 ext. 384
Mariko Prigel, LPC
(816) 252-8388 ext. 319
Shannon Waters Russell, ATR-BC, LPC
(816) 252-8388 ext. 331
Daylin Rodriguez, LPC
Bilingual Therapist
(816) 252-8388 ext. 340
Strength in Families Coordinator
(816) 252-8388 ext. 351
Samantha Gamble, BA
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
(816) 252-8388 ext. 355
Stacy Steely, LMSW
Family Support Case Management Supervisor
(816) 252-8388 ext. 336
Alena Rodriguez, BA
Bilingual Family Support Case Manager
(816) 252-8388 ext. 309

Lisa Gioia, CPA, Accountant

Employment Opportunities
At this time, CAPA does not have any current job openings. However, from time to time, we may have a part- or full-time opening in our Clinical Services or our Family Support Services areas. Our Clinical Services require the possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited school of counseling, social work, etc. (MSW, LPC or MFT). Family Support Services require a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, Social Work or related area. CAPA does look for experience delivering family support services and/or successful experience teaching child development and parenting skills to adults. Bilingual English/Spanish and persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of resources in Jackson County, MO and Eastern Jackson County is highly recommended.
Student Intern Opportunities are also available at CAPA at the Master's Level and the Bachelor's Level. Please consult your student placement advisor to discuss your options, or contact CAPA directly should your educational institution not have a placement arrangement with CAPA.
Send resume to:
Administrative Team
Rochelle Parker
Child Abuse Prevention Association
503 E 23rd St
Independence MO, 64055
Fax: 816 -252-1337
or electronically to capa@childabuseprevention.org


The Child Abuse Prevention Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.