OCA Staff List

Office of the Child Advocate

Director Maria Mossaides, "The Child Advocate"

Senior Director of Quality Assurance Christine Palladino-Downs
- Senior Policy Manager Bekah Thomas
- Quality Assurance Supervisor Dana DeShiro
- Quality Assurance Supervisor Renee Franzis
- Clinical Specialist Yosstina Saadallah
- Clinical Specialist Nicole Thornhill
- Clinical Specialist Karen Blake-Robinson

Director of Strategic Innovation Melissa Threadgill
- Juvenile Justice Program Manager Kristi Polizzano
- Policy and Research Analyst Alix Rivière
- Policy and Research Analyst Jessica Seabrook
- Project and Research Coordinator Morgan Byrnes

Director of Policy and Legal Counsel Crissy Goldman
Legislative and Communications Director Ari Fertig
Office Manager Jean Clements

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