Christal Halseth, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director, Forensic Interviewer, Therapist
Christal has been with the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. Christal conducts forensic interviews, oversees agency operations, coordinates Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the region, provides trauma treatment to include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy, and grief and loss. She also speaks publicly on issues related to crimes against children.
Heather Waller, LSW
Heather has been Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2014. She supports children and their families through the investigation and prosecutorial process of child abuse. She assists caregivers in obtaining services, provides on-going support, and serves as a liaison between the families and multidisciplinary team members.
Dr. Tricia Baldwin, LICSW, HTP-A
Tricia has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. Tricia has received extensive skills training in the treatment of trauma to include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternative for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness. She is a Student of Healing Touch Level 3 and is currently completing her Doctorate in Social Work through Capella University.
Colleen has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2014. She is responsible for screening calls, managing calendars, customer relations, grant writing, agency budgets, and fundraising activities. Colleen assists with coordinating staff professional development and provides assistance throughout the office where needed.
Rochelle Nyberg, LICSW
Rochelle has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2019. Tricia has received extensive skills training in the treatment of individuals, including children. She also uses Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness to treat those who have experienced trauma.
Janelle is just beginning in her career and has a passion for helping children who are victims of crime. She aspires to obtain a degree in Social Work and looks forward to working in the area of forensic interviewing. She currently assists all NPCAC staff with daily operations.
Shannon Hilfer, LPCC
Shannon joins the NPCAC after well more than a decade of work at the Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center. She has been an integral part in many cases involving children who have been sexually abused or are victims of other crimes. Her knowledge and skills have been an asset to our organization and she trains other professionals, including law enforcement across the state.