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.


Laura Bisterfeldt

Program Manager

As a Social Work student with a minor in Public Health, Laura participated in an internship with the Treehouse.  Now, while pursuing her Masters, she joins as Program Manager.  Laura’s commitment to Treehouse families is inspired by her own mother, who through her resourcefulness truly showed Laura the power of community support through parenting and life.  Laura brings a wealth of volunteer experience working with and advocating for women and children.   Utilizing her connection to many community organizations, Laura is a tremendous resource for our moms, helping them to grow within the Treehouse and beyond. 


Carina Rosales

Children’s Program Manager

A bilingual mother of 3 young children, Carina brings joy and inspiration to our playroom.  While moms are in class, their toddlers and preschoolers also learn through play and early childhood engagement curriculum.  Drawing from her own personal experience, Carina enjoys connecting with Treehouse moms and loves to encourage them to advocate for their children, especially those who need extra support.


Beth Wasson

Grant Writer / Research Specialist

A long-time volunteer with the Treehouse, Beth shares her grant writing expertise with the Treehouse in a part-time capacity.  When she’s not working on grants or welcoming moms at the front desk, you’ll find her in the playroom helping with our Treehouse toddlers and preschoolers.

Board of Directors

Misha Warren

Board President – Wichita State University

LeeAnn McKinney,

Vice President – IMA

Hayley Cheatham

World Impact

Trent Frantz


Frank Tritschler

PURE Workplace Solutions

Darren Minks

Treasurer – United Way

Tara Patterson

Secretary – USAA

Joan Farha

Community Volunteer

Leyanne Oller

Emprise Bank

Janane Zayat

Community Volunteer