Denna Hays is a native of Butler County, PA. The founding executive director of our organization, Denna started her employment at Butler County Alliance for Children in January 2014. Having a passion for helping children and families, and community engagement, Denna has dedicated her career to working within the field of child welfare. Denna is a continual learner and most recently completed her Doctorate in Social Work at Capella University in November 2019. Denna also has a history of teaching as an adjunct professor at local colleges and universities, as well as the state of Pennsylvania's child welfare training resource program. Denna serves as an executive member of Butler County's Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Butler County's Prevention Council, and Butler Collaborative for Families. When not engaged in work associated activities, Denna enjoys kayaking, camping, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Ziggy.
Sue Counts, MSW, LSW
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Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator
Joshua Strelbicki is a Northeast Ohio native and graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Joshua has been engaged in the non-profit world throughout his entire career and has a passion for helping populations in need. Joshua has experience working with children and adults with special needs, adult and adolescent mental health, adoption and permanency, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Joshua has a deep appreciation for learning and teaching and works part-time as a lead facilitator at Slippery Rock University facilitating corporate and student teambuilding workshops on low and high rope courses. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Butler Collaborative for Families, which is dedicated to reducing barriers to services for people all across the life span, of which the Child Advocacy Center has been a long-time member. When not engaged in community or learning efforts, Joshua is found in the outdoors pursuing his love for rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, and nature photography.
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