Senior Leadership Team
Julie Kestner, Chief Financial Officer
Julie Kestner serves as Chief Financial Officer for Childhelp and is responsible for financial strategic leadership and planning, budgeting, cash management and financial analysis. She provides the board and leadership team with accurate and timely financial information to assist in supporting the decision and planning processes of the organization.
Prior to joining Childhelp, Julie was the Chief Financial Officer for the Remuda Ranch Center for Anorexia and Bulimia, a behavioral treatment center with inpatient and residential facilities located in Arizona and Virginia. During her 18 years tenure with Remuda Ranch she oversaw all financial, information technology, revenue cycle and purchasing aspects of the organization. Julie was a key contributor to the transformation of this 19 bed start-up company into a multi-location organization with more than 180 beds, ensuring strong and steady growth backed by adequate financial resources. Julie also served as the CFO for the Nevada Cancer Institute. She started her professional career in public accounting with several large and regional firms.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and she is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Michael Medoro, Chief Development Officer
Michael Medoro is the Chief Development Officer for Childhelp. Michael is responsible for developing innovative and effective cause marketing campaigns and events in partnership with local and national companies and corporations.
Before joining Childhelp, Michael spent 9 years as the Chief Operating Officer for Easter Seals Arizona, with responsibilities expanding into Utah and New Mexico. In this role, Michael and his team developed 16 unique programs for individuals with disabilities, more than 75 corporate partnerships, and raised nearly $70 million for disability services through Easter Seals between 1999 and 2008. Michael’s cause marketing, corporate alliances, employee engagement, and corporate development initiatives were supported through companies such as Honeywell, Century 21, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Kia Motors, Discount Tires and more. In addition, Michael developed three for-profit subsidies to financially support programmatic and operational resources.
Michael also served 4 years as the Executive Director for Project C.U.R.E. Arizona responsible for developing local corporate relationships to financially sponsor containers of medical relief for impoverished hospitals in more than 126 developing countries. With a strong focus on volunteer based corporate teams, and corporate partnerships, Michael and his team developed more than $40 Million in medical relief to overseas hospitals, maintained an active volunteer base of more than 3,000 people annually, and maintained operating and overhead expenses to below 2% annually. Michael also developed special events, including luncheons with the Presidential First Lady of Belize and the Presidential First Lady of Tanzania. Michael’s cause marketing, corporate alliances, employee engagement, and corporate development initiatives were supported through companies such as Microchip Technologies, Boeing, Intel, Arizona State University, Catholic Healthcare West, Rimrock, Medtronics and more.
Michael has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Michael is a 40 Under Forty Award recipient, and a graduate of Class 32 of Valley Leadership.
Latrice Hickman, Vice President of Program Services, Quality Improvement, & Compliance
Latrice Hickman serves as Vice President of Program Operations. She is responsible for providing strategic, technical, operational, and executive leadership to Childhelp Programs nation-wide.
Prior to her current role, Latrice served as Childhelp’s Vice President of Quality Improvement and Compliance. Her experience is the consensus of fifteen years managing human service agencies and businesses, including: C/W Health Analytics, Devereux Arizona, and Triple R Behavior Health, Inc.
Latrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Latrice is also a Phoenix School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate.