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Lucy Heim

Lucy joined the DCAC team as a Family Advocate and Intake Specialist in 2023. She graduated from North Central University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. While obtaining her degree, Lucy was an intern at CornerHouse Child Advocacy Center in Minneapolis, where she worked as an advocate to support children and families […]

Brenda Hermosillo

Brenda joined the DCAC in 2023 as a Bilingual Child and Family Therapist. Brenda is originally from El Paso, TX. She grew up in El Paso, TX and in Denver, CO. Brenda received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and has been working with families since 2016. Brenda started working with The Department of Child […]

Ashley Spaulding

Ashley graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2016, and from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois with her master’s degree in Social Work in 2019. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 2019 with her husband and Golden Retriever, Woodson. She spent three years working with adoptive families […]

Delia Nichols-Ferguson

Delia is an early childhood mental health consultant. She recently moved to Denver after graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a master’s degree in Legal and Forensic Psychology. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon, majoring in Family and Human Services and minoring in Spanish and psychology. Throughout […]

Lauren Franklin

Lauren joined DCAC in 2022 as a Child and Family Therapist. She received a Master’s in Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) from the University of San Diego, where she also received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. During her undergraduate studies, she co-founded a storytelling program on her college campus in which she trained […]

Amy Bell

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Texas. Amy obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. Following graduation, Amy began her Social Work career in the foster care and adoption field for 10 years. Amy has […]

Kate Millichamp

Kate joined DCAC in 2021 as a Bilingual Child and Family Therapist. Kate received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. During her undergraduate studies, Kate worked as a Recovery Technician at a residential treatment program, was a part-time volunteer in local residential detox and long-term treatment programs, and completed […]

Christa Grauert

Christa is originally from Portland, OR where she graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Following her undergraduate years, Christa gained experience in the field working as a mental health skills trainer for two years in a Residential Living Facility. She graduated from Regis University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling […]

Emily Murphy

Emily joined DCAC as a Bilingual Child & Family Therapist in 2019. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Theology from Benedictine College in Kansas, she moved to Honduras for 2 ½ years where she volunteered at a children’s home. Emily returned to her home state of Colorado to complete her master’s in Social Work […]

Samantha Mastaler

Samantha joined DCAC in 2021. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 2015, Samantha spent time in the Jesuit volunteer corps where she worked at a domestic violence shelter in Cleveland. Samantha returned to her home state of Colorado in 2016 to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Denver. […]