Our Team

Joyce M. Coffee

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Joyce is the agency’s leader and visionary, and under her leadership the agency has grown from a shelter to a comprehensive domestic violence agency.  She has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and has over 30 years of experience working with victims of domestic violence.  In 1995 she received the coveted Victim’s Advocate Award from President Bill Clinton.  Ms. Coffee is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.

Ana Cruz-Garcia

Chief Operations Officer

Ana oversees direct services in the programs operated by Family Rescue.  Ms. Cruz-Garcia holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus College.  She has over 18 years of management and administrative experience that includes developing and implementing program policies, procedures and services; grant writing, reporting and management; and direct service delivery and management.  She began with Family Rescue on August 24, 2015.

Quadrella Mayfield

Chief Financial Officer

Quadrella obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University.  She began working for Family Rescue in 1995. She has over 19 years experience in Finance and Accounting. Originally Ms. Mayfield was hired as a staff accountant, and then took over the reins of Finance Director in 1996. Under Ms. Mayfield’s leadership, Family Rescue has completed each fiscal year without audit findings from the external auditors and funders. Ms. Mayfield oversees financial reporting for Family Rescue and provides fiscal oversight of the Fiscal Policies and Procedures and Asset Management. Under the auspices of Ms. Mayfield, Family Rescue was honored with the first ORBA Award for financial excellence.

Tricia La Pointe

Chief Development Officer

Tricia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI in Healthcare Administration. Over the course of her 20 year career she has served as the fund development manager with non-profit organizations including Chileda Foundation, La Crosse, WI; the Girl Scouts of Indian Waters Council, Eau Claire, WI; United Cerebral Palsy of Will County; and Crisis Center for South Suburbia. Here at Family Rescue, she oversees the fund development and communications for the agency including: corporate and foundation relations; individual giving; public relations; website and Facebook management; newsletter design and editing; and special events operations.

Stephanie Scott

Human Resources Director

Stephanie received a Bachelor’s Degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan and has been with the agency since 1993. She has her certification (PHR) as a Professional in Human Relations through Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is completing her MA degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University. Originally Ms. Scott came to the organization to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. She has worked in the capacity of Children’s Advocate, Children’s Program Coordinator and Community Outreach Director before assuming the position of the Human Resource Director. Ms. Scott oversees the hiring of new staff as well as placement of volunteers, and interns. Ms Scott, an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional, also conducts the 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training for staff and interested individuals and interacts with Family Rescue’s Board to implement agency policy and procedure.