You’ve been involved with the CAC for a while, is that right?
Who/What serves as inspiration for your work helping child victims and their families?
I have always enjoyed being a safe person for children to confide in when they are ready to talk about their experiences. I provide a listening ear without judgment, and then continue to support the children and their families throughout their healing process. I am excited about my new role, which will empower other members of our CAC team to do the same important work, and continue to follow through on our CAC mission to help and support the children and families in our community.
What’s unique or what’s your favorite thing about Centre County?
We are very fortunate because Centre County is a compassionate and caring community that offers a wide range of resources to the children and families we serve. It’s wonderful to be able to supplement our services with additional resources that are outside our center. Together we are able to provide the best support for the children and families who come to us. This isn’t the case everywhere, and it is a very special thing about Centre County.
Is there a new initiative or project on the horizon at your CAC? Can you tell us what you’re most excited about in the new role?
I am most excited about welcoming two new members to our CAC team and helping empower them to succeed in their roles as a Forensic Interviewer and a CAC Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer. I cannot wait to see how much stronger our team becomes with these two additional individuals. I am excited for our center to grow to better support the children and families we serve. As the Executive Director, I truly look forward to supporting our team as we continue to serve our community.
Any fun facts about you that we can share?
I can remember the details of almost every case that has come through the CAC since I started here ten years ago. I am known for my very unique memory!