Message regarding COVID-19

As of March 19, 2020
In order to do our part in protecting vulnerable populations and to slow the transmission of COVID-19, many programs of the Alliance will be limiting in-person contact during the crisis. This has not been an easy decision, but we want to ensure everyone that services will still be provided to anyone that needs them.

Mountain Crisis Services will be limiting in person services for survivors at our office. Some in-person appointments will be necessary and will be scheduled by staff. Our hotline will be operational 24/7, our domestic violence shelter is still operating, and all counseling will be done via telephone or through video-based services. Legal Advocacy will still be available and advocates will still accompany survivors to court.

The Alliance provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we will continue throughout this crisis. We are working diligently to ensure our staff are supported during this time so that we can continue to offer these vital services. We look forward to when our services can resume without restrictions and we will continue to make changes as things evolve. Feel free to reach out to any of our programs to learn how to access services or how you can be a support during this time.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the management of  the Alliance for Community TRansformations, which includes Mountain Crisis Services (MCS), Valley Crisis Center, Ethos Youth Center, CASA of Mariposa County, and Mariposa Heritage House through an Executive Director and Program Directors.
MCS is governed by a group of community members committed to providing Mariposa and Merced Counties with domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, intervention, recovery services, and youth development in an ethical and responsive manner.


Wayne Eisenhart, President
Affiliations: Retired Merced County Public Defender

Candy O’Donel-Browne, Vice-President
Affiliations: Former owner of the KOA in Midpines; Founding board member of Mountain Crisis Services, Board President – Yosemite Gateway Partnership, Board Member- Mariposa Firesafe Council; Board Member – Mariposa Arts Council; Board Member – John C. Fremont Healthcare District

Lisa Rhudy, Secretary
Affiliations: Retired Public Health Nurse with the Mariposa County Health Department

Ruth Shane, Treasurer,
CFO, Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy

Chris Bobbitt, Board Member
Affiliations: Staff Services Analyst

Fr. Steve Bulfer, Board Member
Affiliations: Pastor St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Mariposa
Currently sitting on the following Boards and/or Commissions: Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno; F.E.M.A. – Mariposa County; Salvation Army – Mariposa County; Blue Ribbon Commission – Mariposa County Child Welfare and Probation; Poverty Reduction Initiative – Mariposa County

Kathy Delaney, Board Member
Affiliations: Retired Prevention Specialist & NPO Executive Director

Darcy Matlock, Board Member
Affiliations: Public Health Educator with Mariposa County Health Department

Peggy Biddison, Board Member
Affiliations: State Farm Insurance Broker

Jeff Gilger, PhD, Board Member
Professor, University of California, Psychological Sciences, SSHA