CWC Staff

Joanne Bell, Executive Director
Cheri Kerr, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Koop, BSN, MPH, Nurse Case Manager
Susan McGibbon, RN, Nurse Case Manager
Ellie Slaven, Director of Volunteers
Alice Moore, Senior Peer Counseling Program Director
Hiyasmin Espiritu, Saturday Club Director

Executive Director

Joanne Bell joined the staff of Citizens Who Care as Executive Director on February 1, 2010. She has helped guide and grow nonprofit organizations in Yolo County for many years and formerly served as executive director of the Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, the Woodland United Way, and the Heidrick Ag History Center. She was also the Yolo County Regional Director of the California Capital Region United Way. Joanne and her husband are residents of Woodland.

Cheri Kerr

Administrative Assistant

Cheri Kerr joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in 2004. Cheri has had years of experience in the non-profit sector having worked for Yolo Hospice prior to coming to Citizens Who Care. Cheri, who grew up and lives in Woodland, has two grown boys and two grandsons. In her spare time, Cheri enjoys reading, watching movies and gardening.

Director of Volunteers

Ellie Slaven joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in 1997 working as the Volunteer Director for the Woodland Convalescent Hospital Visiting Program. Her position evolved into managing all of CWC's program volunteers. Volunteer work has been a big part of her life. In 1990, after reading about toy libraries in Parents Magazine, Ellie proposed establishing one in Woodland to a mothers group she was involved with - FEMALE. She was an instrumental part of getting the Woodland Toy Library up and running. She volunteered extensively with her children's schools and their sports teams. She continues to volunteer when she can. Ellie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising, and is passionate about basketball - Go Kings!

Nurse Case Manager for Davis Area

Stephanie Koop joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in 2015. She is a northern California native and 22-year resident of Davis. Stephanie received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Chicago. Her early nursing career included medical-surgical nursing in Chicago, Woodland, and Davis. Following that, she worked for a few years in home health nursing and as a case manager at Sutter Davis Visiting Nurses Association where she saw clients all over Yolo County. Additionally, she worked as a per diem nurse in Sacramento County before putting her nursing career on hold while raising her two children. During the past 18 years, while her children were growing up, she kept busy swimming with Davis Aquatic Masters, gardening, raising chickens, biking, walking, and traveling. Stephanie believes her job with Citizens Who Care is a good match for her with her home health background, her deep roots in Davis, and the aging of her own parents and in-laws.

Nurse Case Manager for Woodland Area

Susan McGibbon joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in 1989. She hails from Montreal, Canada, where she graduated from the McGill University School of Nursing with a degree in Public Health Nursing Administration and Supervision in 1971. She and her husband came to Woodland in 1974. In addition to raising four children, she has been past President of the Yolo County Medical Society Auxiliary and Woodland GATE PTA, past Captain of the Yolo Fliers Club Niners, and member of numerous Woodland education committees. She has also managed to maintain her hobbies, including music, gardening, swimming, reading, skiing, cooking, and travel. She delights in following the lives and careers of her children, in-laws, and grandchildren.

Alice Moore

Senior Peer Counseling Program Director

Alice Moore joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in September of 2016. Alice is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the medical field during the Vietnam era. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a PhD in distance education and adult educational formatting from Greenwich University. She graduated with honors from National University with a BBA and GMBA. She holds a Certificate in Human Resource laws, programs and management and is a certified Gerontologist. Alice is an optimistic, high energy, multi-tasker who is a creative and resilient problem solver specializing in win-win solutions. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and dancing.


Saturday Club Program Director

Hiyasmin Espiritu joined the staff of Citizens Who Care in 2013. Hiyasmin has passion and enthusiasm for the elderly and caregivers and it shows in her work. "Working for Citizen Who Care, is a blessing. My heart truly lies in providing individuals with encouragement, support, and wisdom to live a life to the fullest. I enjoy the opportunity to impact clients' lives and make a difference to them." Volunteer work has always been a part of Hiyasmin's life in some form or another such as volunteering at her son's school, and serving dinner to the less fortunate. Hiyasmin resides in Dixon with her son. In her free time, she enjoys photography.