Leadership and Board of Directors

Hand in Hand’s Board of Directors works closely with our new CEO and the organization’s leadership to support our purpose and principles.

Jay Priebe

President & CEO

“My business acumen and my years as a foster child have brought me here to lead the Hand in Hand team.  From a deeply personal place, I am passionate about bringing hope and opportunity to children and families in crisis.”

Alice Casson

Director of Operations

“I am here to impact the lives of children & families one life at a time.”

Todd McNeal

Special Projects

“Hand in Hand is a place to live out my faith through the care of children and families in tough places.”

Founder, Former Executive Director and now Special Projects. Todd founded Hand in Hand, compassionately and successfully leading the growing organization for almost a decade. In July, 2019 Todd stepped down from his leadership position and is currently overseeing the renovation of our new Safe Place home.

Porsche Thompson

Outreach Program Manager

“Working for Hand in Hand is my daily reminder of something Charles Dickens said:  ‘No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.'”

Amber Lindamood

Performance Improvement Project Manager

“When I was 6 years old, I promised myself I would work hard so no child would feel the way I did. As an alumni of the foster care system, this work is my greatest privilege and life’s purpose.”

Jennifer Shaw

Business and Communications Manager

“Every day I walk through the door of Hand in Hand and see the possibilities that lie before me.  I feel the community of support within these walls and it is breathtaking. I am overjoyed to be part of something that daily empowers so many lives. This is my calling.”

Board of Directors

Cari Campbell

Board Chairman

“I am committed to Hand in Hand because of the depth of need that exists in the community, the exceptional staff and volunteers that respond to that need and most of all the call from Christ to love our neighbor as ourselves. Hand and Hand responds to that call every day.”

Brian Ritchie

Vice Chairman

“I saw how Hand in Hand loved and cared for my own foster child, and I want to be a part of bringing that same love and care to this community.”

Katie Lohr


“I work with Hand in Hand because I believe in the power of investing in and empowering members of our community to improve not only their lives, but those of future generations.”

Kevin Peterson


“I was drawn to Hand in Hand because of how deeply the organization impresses me.  They don’t just provide service, they are led to serve because they care about the people in their community.”

Doug Engberg


“The mission of Hand and Hand is close to the heart of God, welcoming vulnerable children into safe and loving homes.”


Erik Sanders


“What I love most about Hand in Hand is the organization’s passion to emulate Christ by serving and helping those most in need in our community.”

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