Christal Halseth, LCSW
Executive Director, Forensic Interviewer, Therapist
Christal is originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but has been a resident of ND for almost twenty years. She has been with the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. She oversees agency operations, conducts forensic interviews, and provides psychotherapy treatment to include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), CBT, Couples Counseling, and Grief and Loss Counseling. She also speaks publicly on issues and dynamics related to crimes against children. She currently sees both children and adults at the NPCAC. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, as well as traveling to Northern Michigan to be with her extended family.
Heather Waller, LBSW
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, LCSW, HTP
Dr. Baldwin has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. She has received extensive skills training in the treatment of trauma to include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness. She is also a Healing Touch Practitioner.
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, LCSW
Rochelle has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2019. She 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. she trains other professionals, including law enforcement across the state in areas of crimes against children. Her knowledge and skills have been an asset to our organization.