At Kids Crossing, our staff are still kids at heart:
Lee Oesterle, MSW, LCSW
Masters Level Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lee has been working in the Child Welfare system since 1978. Before receiving his Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver in 1980, Lee worked in group homes with adolescent boys. From 1980 to 1988, Lee was a Team Leader and then the Clinical Director of Chins Up Youth Care Homes. In 1988 Lee began his private practice and continues that practice on a part-time basis. In 1992, Jan and Larry Faubion asked Lee to be the Executive Director of the child placement agency they were
starting – Kids Crossing.
Lee was the Executive Director from 1992 to 2013. In May of 2013, Lee was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in the mountains. After months of rehabilitation at Craig Hospital, Lee returned to work as the Clinical Director of Kids Crossing. This role proved more conducive to his continued healing and recovery. In 2015, Lee was again asked to be the Executive Director.
Tiffany Gonzales is Kids Crossing’s Director of Operations. Tiffany graduated from Alabama State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in social
work, and earned her master’s degree in social work from Newman University in 2011. She has been working in the human services field for over 12 years as a home coordinator, caseworker, placement supervisor and now Director of Operations. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her daughter and hanging out with good people.
Jodi McClure is the Program Director with the Denver office. She graduated in the winter of 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice emphasizing in Human Services. In 2011, she began working in the mental health field starting as a direct care provider in residential care and then worked her way into community based services. In her free time, Jodi and her family enjoy being adventurous: snowboarding, hiking, amusement parks,
water sports, and especially being around animals.
Abbey Apple is a home coordinator with the Denver office. In 2015, she graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree and a minor in Child Advocacy. During her time at NMSU, she worked in school social work and as a coordinator at a crisis hotline for youth. She then moved to Colorado to pursue graduate school and graduated from University of Denver in the summer of 2016 with her Master’s of Social Work degree. In her free time, Abbey enjoys playing the drums and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Sarah Bailey is the recruitment and retention specialist with the Colorado Springs and Denver office. She graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in marine science. Before entering the social work field she trained dolphins for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego. In 2011, she moved to Colorado with her husband to be near her family. She started with Kids Crossing in 2011 as a home coordinator. In her free time she spends time with her family and is having fun raising her little girls.