Dana Cox is our new Executive Director here at The Treehouse. Dana is originally from Salina, Kansas. Dana has two grown children; a son that lives in Iowa with his wife Jena and a daughter that lives in California. Dana was the Director of Operations for Ashby House in Salina before moving to Wichita. Ashby House is a grass-roots organization that helps people who live in poverty. With a holistic view of poverty, they provide shelter for families, drug and alcohol treatment, transitional housing, along with providing opportunities for continuing education.
Dana is a Kansas native and has worked in the nonprofit community for 20 years. Working for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as an Area Manager, she developed relationships with volunteers and members of her community. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for members in their community. She received her BS in Business, with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Central Christian College in McPherson, Kansas. Dana has a heart for service and a passion to contribute to her community.
Cristin has a knack for making connections with everyone she meets. Her kind-hearted nature is balanced by her strong desire to make a true difference in the lives of the moms and babies we serve at The Treehouse. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations, Cristin assists the Executive Director and manages the marketing and publications materials. Her goal is simple, to give donors a little insight into the blessings of The Treehouse. Cristin graduated from Newman University with an MBA in Leadership, and from Wichita State University with a BA in Marketing. Her passion for serving moms and babies stems from her own experiences as a mother and wife to her children Eli and Eva and husband Todd.
Jaleen Claassen has a passion for Treehouse moms and babies. While teaching 4th grade in the Wichita Public Schools, her desire to reach struggling moms before children entered school led her to The Treehouse. Jaleen will use her own experience as a teacher and mother to help build relationships with women needing support, expand The Treehouse classroom programs and Earn While You Learn. As a wife to Brandon, and mother of four children, Brady, Elias, Juliet and Pepper, Jaleen relates to the challenges all new moms face regardless of their circumstances.