Our Staff

All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. TreeTop services are free of charge to every family.

Whitney Ortiz, Interim Executive Director

Whitney was born and raised in Colorado, she is married and has two kids, a daughter, and a son. She loves to spend time with her family as much as she can. They love to travel and enjoy the outdoors as much as they can.

Whitney started her career caring for kids as an assistant teacher. She was able to have influence on growing minds and assist with needs between family members and children. She was able to facilitate all sorts of needs and resources for children up to the age of 10.

Whitney left childcare for a bit, and she mastered the ability to manage offices and businesses during this time. The ability to work on business management and customer relations is where her career blossomed, and she knew that she needed to work on combing her love of kids and her exceptional business strength. During this time Whitney obtained a degree from Colorado Mountain College.

Whitney accepted a position with the Lake County Sheriff’s office as a victim advocate and was able to assist others with all their needs as it related to the Victims Rights Act. After a short time as an advocate, she was promoted to the Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Director. While in that position she was able to ensure that families received what they needed as well as fund the program to include 2 positions though grant writing. Whitney maintained all records and was the liaison for grant audits. During this time, she was able to obtain more knowledge through training which included, 40-hour training of Advocacy 101, Colorado Victims Rights Act, a week long Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Academy, Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Conference for 2020, 2021, and 2022, Forensic Interviewer training and many more.

Whitney saw a great opportunity by working with Treetop Advocacy Center and once again wanted to focus on children and their families. During her time with Treetop, she has been able to bring life experiences and training together and ensure that the right steps are completed for all entities that are involved. As the Interim Executive Director, she will ensure that Treetop continues to maintain the highest level of competency as well as looking to the future and ensuring that the organization grows with the ever-expanding needs of child advocacy.

Other Staff

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Victim Support Coordinator
Behavioral Health Coordinator
SANE Coordinator
Forensic Interviewers