Our Staff

Jaleen Claassen

Executive Director

Jaleen Claassen has a passion for Treehouse moms and babies. While teaching 4th grade in the Wichita Public Schools, her desire to reach struggling moms before children entered school led her to The Treehouse. Jaleen will use her own experience as a teacher and mother to help build relationships with women needing support, expand The Treehouse classroom programs and Earn While You Learn. As a wife to Brandon, and mother of four children, Brady, Elias, Juliet and Pepper, Jaleen relates to the challenges all new moms face regardless of their circumstances.

Cristin Coats

Operations Manager

Cristin has a knack for making connections with everyone she meets. Her kind-hearted nature is balanced by her strong desire to make a true difference in the lives of the moms and babies we serve at The Treehouse. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations, Cristin assists the Executive Director and manages the marketing and publications materials. Her goal is simple, to give donors a little insight into the blessings of The Treehouse. Cristin graduated from Newman University with an MBA in Leadership, and from Wichita State University with a BA in Marketing. Her passion for serving moms and babies stems from her own experiences as a mother and wife to her children Eli, Enzo, and Eva and husband Todd.

Board of Directors

Anna-Vaughn Ewertt


Hayley Cheatham

VP – World Impact

Misha Jacob Warren

Wichita State University

Tara Patterson


Janane Zayat

Community Volunteer

Frank Tritschler

PURE Workplace Solutions

Trent Frantz


Darren Minks

United Way of the Plains

DeeAnn Bragg

Ascension Via Christi

Tamara Woods

Community Volunteer

Leyanne Oller

Emprise Bank

Hayley Cheatham

World Impact

Lee Ann Vandervort


Sara Ayesh

Food Photographer