Don Moseley - Executive Director
Don Moseley has been the Executive Director of Ralston House since 2006. Under his leadership, Ralston House has increased its scope of services, now serving children and teens at three sites - Arvada, Northglenn and Lakewood. Mr. Moseley’s experience with non-profit organizations goes back to 1981. He has worked with victims of crime, homeless families, abused and neglected children and youth, and adults suffering with long-term mental illness. He currently serves on the Jefferson County Fatality Review Committee and the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative Board. He was a member of the First Judicial District’s Crime Victim Compensation Board for six years and served on the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board for the First Judicial District. He also served on the Colorado Children’s Alliance Board, the Colorado Department of Human Services Child Fatality Review Team and the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. Before coming to Ralston House, Mr. Moseley worked at Family Tree as managing director of Gemini Center for youth, House of Hope homeless shelter and the Gifts and Community Support Program. His experience includes working with Victim Outreach Information, Samaritan House, Mount Saint Vincent Home and Adams County Mental Health Center. He was executive director of the Mongu Nutrition Center for three years in Zambia, Africa. Mr. Moseley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management and is a Colorado Trust Fellow.
Tricia Riffle - 17th Judicial District Manager & 17th Judicial District MDT Coordinator
Tricia Riffle, M.A., L.P.C., joined the staff as a Victim/Family Support Advocate in 2006 and became a Forensic Interviewer/Therapist in 2010. In 2016, she took on a supervisory position. Tricia has been assisting children and families for more than ten years. Prior to working at Ralston House, she was employed as a Behavioral Health Specialist in a metro hospital emergency department, and as such, provided intervention and psychiatric triage (assessment, diagnoses, and determination of level of care) to patients with chemical dependency/abuse histories, suicidal ideation or experience symptoms of depression, psychosis, mania, anxiety, and dementia. Tricia also has experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching Criminal Justice and Crisis Intervention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado.
Linda Mikow - 1st Judicial District Manager & 1st Judicial District MDT Coordinator
Linda Mikow, M.A., L.P.C., has been a Forensic Interviewer/Therapist since 2002, and has conducted more than 3,000 forensic interviews. She joined Ralston House in 2006; prior to that she worked at the Jefferson County Children’s Alliance. Through the Colorado Children’s Alliance, Linda is a trainer for forensic interviewers statewide. Linda has more than 20 years of experience working with abused children and their families. Previous jobs include Family Tree Women In Crisis, Cleo Wallace Center and Excelsior Youth Center. Linda also worked as a Research Clinician at the University of Denver, where she conducted developmental assessments and trauma assessments of children who were exposed to domestic violence and facilitated a parenting program with their mothers. She has presented on forensic interviewing topics at national and local conferences. Linda has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado.
Tara Roesener - Development Manager
Tara Roesener joined Ralston House in March 2016 as the Development Officer. She has more than two decades of fundraising and development experience. Tara most recently worked for the Colorado Health Network, Inc. and is looking forward to being a part of the Ralston House team and especially working with individual and corporate donors and stakeholders in our community who are committed to preventing child abuse.
Gail Adams - Administrative Assistant
Gail Adams joined Ralston House in August 2023. Gail holds a degree in General Business Management and a MBA with emphasis in Strategic Marketing. She has years of experience as an admin, sales support assistant, office manager, executive assistant and bookkeeper.
Rebecca Applegate - Administrative Assistant
Rebecca joined Ralston House in August 2023 after six years of volunteering for various fundraising events. She still holds a seat as a member of the Financial Development Committee. Rebecca received her Bachelors degree in Finance from Bentley University and her Masters in Finance from Boston College. Prior to her volunteer efforts and joining the RH team, Rebecca worked for US Bank investing/financing affordable housing tax credit developments.
Ximena Avilez - Bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate
Ximena Avilez recently joined Ralston House in November 2022 as a bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate. She received her bachelor's degree in 2020 from Fresno State in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Elementary education and Spanish. Prior to working for Ralston House, Ximena worked as a bilingual Family Support Specialist doing home based interventions with families who were experiencing/ had experienced complex trauma. Additionally, Ximena has 5 years of experience working in school settings as an after school director and a bilingual teacher.
Angela Bingham - Victim/Family Support Advocate
Angela received her Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology from Regis University. Prior to this, for six years she worked as a domestic violence reduction advocate with Maple Star doing domestic violence work with families and running psychoeducational groups for women with Adams County Child Protective Services. Angela served as a volunteer victim advocate with JeffCo Sheriffs Office for more than three years. Angela was in the U.S. Army for five years and served as a military police officer where she performed in a variety of roles including: patrol, dispatch, the blotter report, and investigations.
Kim Buehler - Victim/Family Support Advocate
Kim Buehler, M.ED. joined the team as a Victim/Family Support Advocate in Jan 2021. Prior to joining the staff she worked for the City of Lakewood for 21 years in several capacities including Youth and Family Services Supervisor and Program Development, Children’s Services and Senior Services Manager. Kim also served as Chief Administrative Officer for Metro West Housing Solutions for 8 years before retiring in 2016. Kim is currently a volunteer with Victim Outreach, Inc since 2015 and was nominated by Ralston House and received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance for her work with victims and their families.
Alicia Dickson - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
Alicia Dickson joined Ralston House in August 2018 as a bilingual/bicultural Victim/Family Support Advocate and became a Forensic Interviewer in 2022. Alicia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to working at Ralston House, she was employed in Police Administration at the Arvada Police Department. She grew up in the Ciudad Juarez, Mexico-El Paso, TX region.
Kelsey Faber - Forensic Interviewer
Kelsey Faber joined Ralston House in January 2020. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from Regis University. Prior to working at Ralston House, Kelsey was an Intake Caseworker for 5 years. Kelsey spent 3 years at Jefferson County Department of Human Services assessing allegations of child abuse and neglect. She specialized in Institutional investigations while at Jefferson County. Kelsey also worked as an Intake Caseworker in Alaska for 2 years.
Lindsay Flanagan - Forensic Interviewer/Therapist
Lindsay joined Ralston House in 2013. She began her career as a caseworker for the Wyoming Department of Family Services in 2005 and was invited to be trained as a forensic interviewer in 2007. Lindsay has Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wyoming. In graduate school she interned in both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults, and also interned providing home studies and training for prospective foster parents. Lindsay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado.
Jill Johnson - Bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate and Intern Coordinator
Jill Johnson, MSW, is a bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate for Ralston House. She has worked with children who are victims of abuse and neglect since 2003, by providing crisis intervention, behavior modification, education, and counseling. Jill has also interned at Seeking Common Ground, assisting with program and volunteer management, as well as grant writing and speaking presentations about peace education for national and international high school students. Additionally, Jill has had the opportunity to participate in experiential learning of social work in Mexico. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Johnson joined Ralston House in 2011.
Jennifer Kemps - Special Events Associate
Jennifer Kemps, M.S., joined Ralston House in 2018 to help oversee the community events involving and benefiting Ralston House. Jennifer has been planning and implementing events for more than 17 years. She has experience in developing brand awareness campaigns, event management, and creating unforgettable shared experiences for guests.
Tina Kettles - Forensic Interviewer/Therapist
Tina Kettles joined Ralston House in the summer of 2012 as an intern through the Colorado Christian University Master of Arts in Counseling Program. After graduating in 2013, she joined the Ralston House staff as a Victim/Family Support Advocate and is now a trained forensic interviewer/therapist. Tina also received her Bachelor’s degree from CCU in Psychology. Tina has worked for Transition Counseling, a lay counseling ministry of Grace Church. She grew up in Adams County, Colorado, and has coached volleyball and mentored players from age 12 to college level. Tina is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado.
Stephanie Linskens, MSW, LSW - Mental Health Case Management Navigator
Stephanie Linskens, MSW, LSW, joined Ralston House in 2019 as an intern and transitioned into a Victim and Family Support Advocate until 2021. In 2022, she stepped into the role of Mental Health Navigator with the hopes of connecting families to mental health resources following their time at Ralston House. Stephanie received her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Youth from University of Denver. She has over 12 years of professional experience working with children and families in a variety of roles including: Youth Development programming, Victim Advocacy, School social
work, Child Therapist, ABA Mental Health Technician, and as an Advocate Supervisor- overseeing CASA volunteers in Boulder County on all Child Abuse and Neglect cases. Stephanie has a passion for Trauma-informed care, Victim Advocacy, Mental Health, and Child Welfare.
Janae Moe - Victim/Family Support Advocate
Janae Moe joined Ralston House in August 2016. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota and has been doing advocacy work for over 15 years. Prior to joining Ralston House, Janae provided direct services to victims of crime and tragedy as a Victim Advocate for Thornton/Northglenn Victim Services and as a Victim/Witness Coordinator for the State Attorney’s Office in North Dakota. She also worked as a caseworker for Jefferson County Adult Protection Services.
Elizabeth O'Laughlin - Administrative Specialist
Elizabeth O’Laughlin, M.A., joined Ralston House in 2014. She began serving victims of crime and trauma as a volunteer advocate with Victim Outreach, Inc. in 2003. Elizabeth has worked with children and teens that have been abused as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Jefferson/Gilpin counties. She serves as Vice President of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization that supports education for women. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Organizational Management and is trained in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
Daisy Sanchez-Caldera -Bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate
Daisy Sanchez-Caldera joined Ralston House in April 2023 as a bilingual Victim/Family Support Advocate. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. While she continued her education she was able to intern as a victim advocate for Federal Heights Police Department and in 2019 she accepted a Victim Advocate Specialist position at Federal Heights Police Department. During her time at Federal Heights she stepped into the role of Assistant Coordinator for the Victim Services Unit before coming to Ralston House.