Vanessa Alvarado is a Receptionist in CSHQA’s Boise Office.  She is responsible for greeting guests in person or on the phone, scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, attendance tracking and organizing and sorting mail. She thrives in a positive environment and strives to do her job right the first time.

She is a very caring person and has always wanted to help others overcome difficult situations. She desired to be a person that could inspire others to believe in themselves and help motivate them to reach their life goals. This inspired her to pursue her degree in child and family welfare.

Vanessa recently relocated to Boise from Newark, NJ. She feels that her relocation and decision to change careers is the best decision she and her family have ever made.  She is truly happy to be able to live in such a great place. When not at CSHQA, she loves hanging out with her husband and two daughters – playing sports, riding bikes, swimming and so far, just enjoying being outside and getting to know Idaho. Vanessa has a twin brother and is a Dallas Cowboy fanatic 😊.

Vanessa Alvarado


BS, Human Services – Family and Child Welfare, Kaplan University Online, 2014; Associates, Human Services, Kaplan University Online, 2012