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Jackie Shafer, MSW, LCSW

Sarah Andrade, LCSW

Executive Director, Family Services Idaho

Sarah Andrade, LCSW (she, her, hers) joined RISE in November of 2022, to serve as the Executive Director of Family Services in Idaho. Andrade grew up in rural Idaho, graduating locally and going on to attend the College of Idaho on academic as well as competitive speech/debate scholarships. Spreading her coursework across several years, allowed her to maintain employment as a commercial fisherman in Alaska for several years. Her undergraduate studies were focused in Psychology, History and Education until graduating in 2006. Andrade went on to attend graduate school at Northwest Nazarene University, enrolling and completing dual programs in Clinical Social Work and Clinical Addiction Studies and graduating, summa cum laude, in 2014.

In her spare time, Andrade enjoys gardening, trying and failing at domestic arts/Pinterest, camping, wild mushroom hunting, reading and traveling with her family.

Whitney Garrett

Whitney Garrett, LSW

Case Manager

Whitney is a Licensed Social Worker who completed her undergraduate degree at Boise State University in 2018. Whitney is currently attending Boise State University for her Master's in Social Work. Whitney has worked in a variety of settings serving youth, families and individuals with developmental disabilities through the past 15 years.

Whitney enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, barbecuing, traveling, hockey, DIY projects and is a Harry Potter enthusiast.

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Takisha Walker, Administrative Assistant

Takisha Walker

Administrative Assistant

Takisha has a background in Communications/Public Relations. She graduated from Boise State University in 2020 with her Bachelor’s in Communications. She has worked a variety of different jobs including working as an Administrative Assistant with the State of New York and a Basketball Communication Assistant with the Charlotte Hornets. She enjoys meeting and working with new people.

In her free time, Takisha loves spending time with her three-year-old daughter Journee as well as her family. She loves barbequing, watching sports, and baking.

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