Our Staff

Brenda Forsythe

Day One Family Support Specialist

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...

      Amy Cramer

      Day One 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...

        Brandy Colleran

        Compass North Case Manager

        Brandy Colleran was born and raised in Alpena County. Brandy is currently enrolled at Madonna University pursuing a degree in social work and will earn her degree in December 2019. Brandy has always had a passion for helping people and enjoys working with youth. Brandy has been employed with Big Boy for the last 13 years and is looking forward to starting new adventures. Along with being our Compass North Case Manager, Brandy is also interning here at Child and Family Services and is excited to learn more and be part of our agency's mission. Read full biography...

        Julie Quessenberry

        Case Aide/Adoption Specialist

        Julie was raised in Northern Michigan and moved to Alpena in 2015. She worked as a Nursing Assistant for several years while she attended school and started her family. In 2015, Julie graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor's degree in Family Life Education. Julie enjoys spending time with her family and decided to stay at home with her children before starting her career. Read full biography...

          Samantha Morrison

          Licensing Specialist

          Samantha Morrison was born in Alpena and resided in Michigan until her husband joined the military. After serving thirteen years she has returned with her Bachelor's Degree in Human Service Management. Her travels and raising a family sparked an interest in social work and promoted her passion to make a difference for the lives of children. Read full biography...