LeeAnn and Cyd have served in the Captive Hearts Recovery Program for over 10 years. During this time, they have been functioning and operating as the Executive Program Directors. This includes interviewing, screening, assessments, intakes, management of all clients, working with the courts and probation and oversight of both houses. They are also responsible for choosing and implementing curriculum for the psycho educational groups as well as Bible studies. They are passionate and have hearts of compassion and empathy for the women they serve. Both are licensed Addiction Specialists. Currently, they are working towards obtaining their Clinical Supervisory Certification through CADTP.

Chaplain Judy Boen

Founder/ CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Judy Boen is an ordained chaplain and a former chaplain for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, the state prison for women located in Oklahoma in both general population and on death row. She served as a chaplain at the Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital and was Director of Counseling and Client Services for the Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center, counseling both clients and families. She completed a two-year in-depth training course for inner healing through Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California. She is also certified to teach Domestic Violence classes as of 2012.
Judy has served as chaplain for the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Jail and Sheriff’s Department in Central California since 2000. She was awarded a Citizen Academy Certificate of Completion through that department. She was recognized as ``Volunteer of the Year`` from the Sheriff's Department in 2018.

In 2006, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors recognized Judy for receiving the Commission on the Status of Women, “Service to Women” Award, a prestigious award presented annually to a woman who shows outstanding service to the community. In 2010, she was awarded the “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” by the local and regional Soroptimist Clubs as an outstanding community leader, an honor given to women who are making extraordinary differences in the lives of other women. In 2012, Judy received the Citizen of the Year award for the City of Grover Beach from the Chamber of Commerce. She is often a guest speaker at community club gatherings, women’s meetings, retreats and co-teaches “Unmasked–a Face of Grace,” a course she co-authored.

Kimberly Heck

Bookkeeper
Kimberly is our newest employee of Captive Hearts, working in our administration office as our bookkeeper and office contact person. She comes to us with years of experience in working with those in recovery. Kimberly and her husband, Will, have pastored several churches and love ministering to hurting individuals. Her heart for ministry will make her a solid team player.

VOLUNTEERS

 

 

 

Paul Robertus and Larry Hibberd are part of our Education Department.  Paul is a retired teacher at Allan Hancock and Chapman Colleges.  Larry is a retired programmer who is working with Paul and assisting our ladies with college classes and/or just learning computer basics.

Ron Huxley, Therapist

Ron Huxley

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ron Huxley is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Avila Beach, California. He has 30 years of experience working with trauma, inner healing, and addictions. His heart is to see children and adults saved, healed and delivered from the wounds of their past and find the freedom promised by God.
Carol Gandy, Counselor & Therapist

Carol Gandy

LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Carol is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has a passion for working with women who have experienced past trauma. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Chapman University. She enjoys being a volunteer on the Captive Hearts team, helping clients to receive healing for emotional and spiritual wounds and seeing them restored to a life of hope, identity and purpose. Carol is a member of New Life Community Church and is on the Prayer Ministry team there.
Diane Wilson, Counselor

Diane Wilson

Counselor
Diane is a volunteer Counselor, who has known the life of drugs, alcohol and living on the streets. She was rescued and adopted into the family of God through the Jesus Movement of the late sixties. She has lived on the Central Coast for over 32 years. A long-time resident of Shell Beach, she has raised her children, foster children and many animals. Her own healing journey led her into full-time ministry. During the past 20 years, she has had the humble privilege of partnering with Jesus. Her unique healing anointing reaches deep into the hurting soul bringing God’s love, hope, revelation and restoration. She is part of the pastoral team at Oasis Church in Grover Beach, her home church of 17 years.