Our Board Of Directors and Advisory Board Members are made up of dedicated individuals with a heart to help the people we serve. We appreciate their talents, passion, time and expertise.
Aland Stamps : Executive Director
Aland Stamps is the founder, President, and CEO of River Jordan Inc. He is a former foster youth who grew up in foster care during the late 70’s and 80’s. After 11 years in foster care and 20 different placements (foster homes, group homes, and institutions), Aland aged out of foster care and into homelessness. In 2014, the idea of River Jordan Inc. was born and has led us to where we are today.
Trisha Shaffer, LBSW, QIDP : Secretary
Trisha Shaffer is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker as a Client Services Specialist with Bay Arenac Behavioral Health. Trisha works with adults with developmental disabilities and offers targeted case management services to be a link and advocate for vulnerable individuals. Trisha became a part of the River Jordan family through her personal experiences as a foster parent. Trisha can be quoted saying, “There is a huge need for additional support and filling in the gaps between children being with a foster family and becoming an adult. River Jordan is a pioneer within this population and I am excited to be a part of the mission!”
AshLee Hansinger is a Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker who earned her graduate degree from Michigan State University. AshLee is a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and certified in Critical Incident Stress Management. She serves as an advisory board member for River Jordan and assists in the supervision of social work and occupational therapy interns from Saginaw Valley State University. AshLee is passionate about social work as a profession and giving back to her community in any capacity that she can. She frequently volunteers with other organizations in the Bay Area, such as her church, and has dedicated her life to serving others with care, compassion, and kindness.
Debbie Rothe, Ph.D : Board Chair
Debbie is the CEO of Winspire Coaching & Consulting and a Global Technology Leader at Dow. Debbie is passionate about inspiring possibility and teaching people how to harness their strengths to win. Debbie was in foster care as an infant and has experienced first-hand the positive impact of coaches and mentors in her own life. Debbie joined the River Jordan board eager to serve the foster care community by empowering foster youth to reclaim authorship of their story.