Watson Children’s Shelter is widely known by social workers, collaborating partners, and the community for its excellent staff, facilities, and programming. We implement best-practice outcome focused approaches with an eye to continual improvement in delivering services to children and families. Direct care shelter program staff persons are certified in First Aid, CPR, de-escalation techniques, and receive over 30 hours of annual training. All of our professional staff hold four-year college degrees and our supervisors possess master’s degrees in related fields. We recruit and retain staff who are committed to our mission and strive to fulfill it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Administration

Mike Boehm

Mike Boehm

Executive Director

M.S. Counseling Psychology
Winona State University
B.S. Sociology and Psychology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Becky Garner

Becky Garner

Director of Finance and Administration

MBA

Angie Doucette

Angie Doucette

Development Director

Bachelor of Arts, Marketing
Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI

Megan Spinler

Megan Spinler

Development Coordinator

Program Staff

Deboruah Madonna, M.A.

Deboruah Madonna, M.A.

Program Director

M.A. Guidance and Counseling
University of Montana

B.A. Secondary Education, Minor in Drama;
Special Education Endorsement
University of Montana

Natalie Stern

Natalie Stern

Program Manager

B.A. Psychology
University of Montana

Krista Caffrey, M.A.

Krista Caffrey, M.A.

Case Manager - Buckhouse

M.A. in Sociology
B.A. Psychology
University of Montana

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Case Manager – Fort

B.A. Elementary Education
University of Great Falls

Sonja Crown

Sonja Crown

Kitchen Manager

Healthy Foundations Staff

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson

Program Director

MSW University of Washington
B.A. Criminal Justice
Gonzaga University

Stacey H Firestone

Stacey H Firestone

Family Support & Resource Specialist

B.A. Social Work
University of Montana

Nikki Kelley

Nikki Kelley

Family Support & Resource Specialist

B.A. Social Work
Salish Kootenai College