Cheryl Mock is a pediatric Occupational Therapist here in the Denver metro area. She specializes in treating the whole child using a neurological, sensory integration-based approach that also considers personal and environmental factors of both the individual and the family. She is the owner of Cornerstone Therapies and has been in practice for 17 years. Cheryl has taught professional seminars nationwide on topics such as Executive Function, Sensory Integration, and Motor Skills Development. When she is not working with children and families professionally, you will either find her volunteering at her church as a deacon and singing in the choir, or at home gardening with her dog, Kia, and three cats. (To give credit, Kia is also her sidekick in the clinic, serving as an Animal Assisted Therapy dog with the children, so you will usually find them together!)
Megan Magel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with teenagers since 2003. Feeling led by the Lord to hear, understand and bless this specific age group, Megan’s career started in residential treatment centers with teenagers whose mental health and behaviors were too challenging to be in foster homes. Megan encountered many different aspects of the adoption/foster care process as she worked with mothers whose parental rights had been terminated (Open Door Ministries) and within the Jefferson County DHS Juvenile Delinquency and Early Intervention Services programs. After three years of enjoying her time meeting with and training Project 1.27 families, Megan began practicing at AllHealth Network where she currently serves clients individually, as families and in groups. When she’s not at home dealing with her two kitties and a house full of neighborhood kids, Megan and her 8-year-old son are off finding adventures in the city and mountains.
Sadie Dodson has over twelve years of experience providing support to families and churches around foster care, adoption, trauma, gender identity, and attachment issues. She has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in Attachment Theory and Trauma. After graduate school, she worked as a family and marriage therapist and volunteered as a crisis pregnancy counselor and a pastoral counselor. In 2011, Sadie and her family adopted a child through the foster care system which God used to open their eyes to the needs of children and families. After moving to Denver, she and her husband went through additional training and became therapeutic foster parents for teens with complex trauma and attachment issues. She also trained through Texas Christian University as a TBRI® practitioner. Sadie currently works as a Family Care Manager for Project 1.27 and is working toward her Doctorate of Ministry degree at Denver Seminary. When Sadie takes a break from all of these wonderful things, she enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. Sadie and her husband have five children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and one adorable granddaughter.
Alexandra Kuykendall serves as the 1.27 National Network Director, supporting the leaders of foster care ministries like Project 1.27 around the country. She also trains and supports Christian leaders through mastermind retreats and a weekly podcast with The Open Door Sisterhood. Alex is the author of several books including Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You and Seeking Out Goodness: Finding the True and Beautiful All around You. Her interest in foster care began over 25 years ago when she was on staff with the Dale House Project, a group home for teenagers emancipating from the foster care system in El Paso County. She has since worked in communications with nonprofits, government agencies and ministries, including nearly a decade at MOPS International. Alex mostly loves to talk to others about how Christian faith informs and calls us to love our neighbors.