Our Staff

Whether it is training labor and delivery nurses to educate new parents on coping with crying babies, or coordinating 40 law enforcement investigators to learn how to interview children, our staff  and contractors made up of committed child advocates, are the best at what they do. Together we focus on meeting community needs for strategies that keep children safe.

PCA Arizona Headquarters:

Rebecca Ruffner

Executive Director

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CJ James

Executive Assistant

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Accounting Department

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Tracy Edwards

Senior Program Director

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Claire Louge

Director of Training & Outreach

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Rebekah Prieto 

Training Coordinator

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Best For Babies:

Mary Warren

Infant Mental Health Specialist

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Never Shake a Baby:

Nicole Valdez

New Parent Resource Coordinator

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Yavapai Family Advocacy Center:

Missy Sikora


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Jami Tiefenthaler

Office Administrator

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Jennifer Ducat

Forensic Interviewer

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Carmen Stewart

Victim Advocate

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Lisa Smith

Victim Advocate

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Chita Olson

Youth Advocate

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Mohave Juvenile Court Judge Richard Weiss chats with PCA Arizona Executive Director Becky Ruffner.


We have many talented Arizona citizens who support our mission by serving on the board.

Our Board