About Us


The mission of Child Advocacy is to improve the welfare of children and their families through education, training, and support for the prevention of substance abuse, and child abuse and neglect.


  • Quality Childcare
  • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Prevention of Substance Abuse
  • Parent Education
  • Collaboration of Services
  • Community Awareness

Board of Directors

President - Carolyn Studley - Community Representative
Vice President - Jennifer Leppien - CASA
Treasurer - Sara Bonacci - Community Representative
Secretary -  Garth Anderson - Commercial Bank

Audra Stahl - President & CEO - Child Advocacy
Colleen Davis - Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Rob DuHadway - DuHadway Dance Dimensions
David Justin - Alma School Board
Mike Morris - Gratiot County Sheriff
Jennifer Seifker - Tri Lakes Petroleum
Tammy Halfmann - Mercantile Bank
Jim Dubey - Garr Tool
Alison Morrison - Dept. of Health and Human Services
John Morey - CPA
Mark Williams - Alma Public Safety Administrator
Annette Weller-Collison - Kahn Consulting, INC.
Andrew Fias - Michigan State Police
Michelle Stillwagon - Gratiot Integrated Health Network
Katie Tobias - Katie Tobias State Farm

Equal Opportunity

Child Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer.