Our Staff

Brenda Forsythe

Family Support Worker

Brenda Forsythe has 15 years of experience working with children ranging from infant to pre-school children. She has worked for Child and Family Services since January of 2013 as a Family Support Worker in the Day One Program in Alcona County. In 2000, Brenda went to Alpena Community college and received her Child Development Accreditation Certificate to work with infants through age five. Read full biography...

    Tiffany Eddinger

    Child Welfare Supervisor

    Tiffany Eddinger graduated in 2004 with her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Western Illinois University. Tiffany has worked within many different social work areas such as group homes, schools, foster care and adoption. She has also worked with the homeless population and most recently Head Start. Tiffany is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work through Walden University. Read full biography...

      Devin Hilla

      Licensing Specialist

      Devin Hilla has come to Child & Family Services as a Foster Care Licensing Specialist after living in Grand Rapids, MI for six years. Devin was born and raised in Rogers City, MI. After moving to Grand Rapids, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Applied Statistics. His coursework and interests were primarily within the fields of child development, education, and behavioral psychology. Read full biography...

        Stacy Bauer

        Child Welfare Supervisor

        Stacy Bauer, Child Welfare Supervisor comes to Child and Family Services after working three years for a private agency as a Foster Care Licensing Worker. Before that, Stacy was a manager for the senior services division of the same agency. She also worked for a number of years at the Health Department in the Day One program. Stacy began her career in the social services arena as a caregiver and co-owner of a group daycare for ten years. Read full biography...

          Amy Cramer

          Family Support Specialist

          Amy Cramer has been with Child and Family Services since December, 2015. She comes to us with 15 years of Secretarial experience. Amy was a former Foster Parent with Child & Family Services for about 5 years. She adopted a special needs daughter, Sarah, in 1998. Read full biography...

            Stephanie Dettloff

            Executive Director

            Stephanie began her career with Child & Family Northeast many years ago, and returned first as a board member, and has now transitioned to the role of Executive Director. She brings with her a passion for kids, as well as extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings, Read full biography...

            Rhianna Compton

            Compass North Case Manager

            Rhianna Compton was born and raised in Alpena. She moved away to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Grand Valley State University. In 2014, she decided to move back and began working for the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena. Because she enjoyed working with children, Rhianna felt inspired to further her education. Read full biography...

            Abbey Idalski

            Licensing Specialist

            Abbey Idalski started working for Child and Family Services this past fall as a Licensing Specialist. Before employment here, Abbey was a communications specialist in the United States Marine Corps for five years. On active duty, Abbey earned her Bachelor of Science Degree is Social Psychology. Abbey's passion for children grew significantly while living in Kenya, Africa where she had the opportunity rehabilitate malnourished/neglected children at a children's home. Read full biography...