Wendy Gamble, B.S., MSM, CDDP, CPP    Executive Director / Child Forensic Interviewer   Wendy is a founding member of CHERISH serving as Executive Director since 2009. Previously a nonprofit / corporate consultant for stabilizing business practices and development of new business. Wendy’s nonprofit business focus evolved after a corporate career in the emerging technology industry became less fulfilling than her work volunteering in community development endeavors. Wendy feels Cherish and the organizations role in protecting children has been one of the most challenging and important callings of her career life. Wendy graduated with a Bachelor’s from Purdue University with concentration in Clinical Psychology and Business, and a Master’s in Business Management. Wendy is QMRP/CDDP certified, and has worked as an advocate for mentally and developmentally diverse children for over twenty- five years. Wendy’s nonprofit business credentials and experience combined with over 10 years of specialized training in Child Forensic Interviewing, abuse prevention, and intervention are key competencies as the Director of a Nationally Accredited Child Advocacy Center.

Wendy Gamble, B.S., MSM, CDDP, CPP

Executive Director / Child Forensic Interviewer

Wendy is a founding member of CHERISH serving as Executive Director since 2009. Previously a nonprofit / corporate consultant for stabilizing business practices and development of new business. Wendy’s nonprofit business focus evolved after a corporate career in the emerging technology industry became less fulfilling than her work volunteering in community development endeavors. Wendy feels Cherish and the organizations role in protecting children has been one of the most challenging and important callings of her career life. Wendy graduated with a Bachelor’s from Purdue University with concentration in Clinical Psychology and Business, and a Master’s in Business Management. Wendy is QMRP/CDDP certified, and has worked as an advocate for mentally and developmentally diverse children for over twenty- five years. Wendy’s nonprofit business credentials and experience combined with over 10 years of specialized training in Child Forensic Interviewing, abuse prevention, and intervention are key competencies as the Director of a Nationally Accredited Child Advocacy Center.

Courtney Bachus, BSW    Forensic Interview Program Director   Courtney Bachus is a professionally trained child forensic interviewer who has served CHERISH as a Forensic Interview Program Coordinator/Case Manager since fall 2015. Prior to coming on board at CHERISH, Courtney worked as a case manager for an aging and in-home solutions organization. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2012 with her Bachelor’s of Social Work and attended ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training in Springfield Illinois. She has several years experience working as a child and family advocate with the management of their care.

Courtney Bachus, BSW

Forensic Interview Program Director

Courtney Bachus is a professionally trained child forensic interviewer who has served CHERISH as a Forensic Interview Program Coordinator/Case Manager since fall 2015. Prior to coming on board at CHERISH, Courtney worked as a case manager for an aging and in-home solutions organization. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2012 with her Bachelor’s of Social Work and attended ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training in Springfield Illinois. She has several years experience working as a child and family advocate with the management of their care.

Kelly Reiff, MSW, LCSW    Trauma Care Specialist / Family Ado   .Kelly Reiff has served as Victim/Trauma Care Coordinator at CHERISH since April 2016, continuing her social work career, ranging from hospice care to substance abuse counseling to mental health support. Best known for her skill in crisis intervention, Kelly offers a diverse perspective from her wide breadth of experience in both clinical and managerial social work roles. She graduated from Anderson University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Criminal Justice and from the University of South Carolina with her Master’s of Social Work.

Kelly Reiff, MSW, LCSW

Trauma Care Specialist / Family Ado

.Kelly Reiff has served as Victim/Trauma Care Coordinator at CHERISH since April 2016, continuing her social work career, ranging from hospice care to substance abuse counseling to mental health support. Best known for her skill in crisis intervention, Kelly offers a diverse perspective from her wide breadth of experience in both clinical and managerial social work roles. She graduated from Anderson University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Criminal Justice and from the University of South Carolina with her Master’s of Social Work.

 
Robinlynn Hildebrand, BSED    Child Forensic Interviewer / Community Education   With a degree from Indiana University, Robin taught middle school and high school social science, including psychology and sociology for 24 years. Prior to that she served in the area of law enforcement in communications and juvenile corrections. She has completed the National Children’s Advocacy Center Forensic Interviewing of Children Training as well as First Witness Training for Advocates courses and the Take TIME for Kids Trauma Informed Care Training.

Robinlynn Hildebrand, BSED

Child Forensic Interviewer / Community Education

With a degree from Indiana University, Robin taught middle school and high school social science, including psychology and sociology for 24 years. Prior to that she served in the area of law enforcement in communications and juvenile corrections. She has completed the National Children’s Advocacy Center Forensic Interviewing of Children Training as well as First Witness Training for Advocates courses and the Take TIME for Kids Trauma Informed Care Training.

Kourtney Rhodes,  BSHS    Support Specialist / Advocate   Kourtney Rhodes graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in April of 2019 with a degree in Health Services and a minor in Social Work. She recently attended ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training in Springfield Illinois. She currently serves CHERISH as their Associate Victim Advocate, Organizational Support Specialist, and she will soon begin forensically interviewing children.

Kourtney Rhodes, BSHS

Support Specialist / Advocate

Kourtney Rhodes graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in April of 2019 with a degree in Health Services and a minor in Social Work. She recently attended ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training in Springfield Illinois. She currently serves CHERISH as their Associate Victim Advocate, Organizational Support Specialist, and she will soon begin forensically interviewing children.