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Staff

As a membership organization, Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas employs a staff of experienced professionals dedicated to serving the needs of its member centers, including advocacy, collaboration, funding, networking, evaluation and assessment, training and technical assistance, and more. Staff members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from the non-profit management field and, in many instances, from having previously worked at local children's advocacy centers throughout the state.

Executive Team

  Joy Hughes Rauls

Joy Hughes Rauls Chief Executive Officer The Chief Executive Officer provides oversight and direction to the planning, development, and management of the daily operation of the state association. Oversees all CACTX services and activity.
(512) 258-9920 ext 101
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  Catherine Bass

Catherine Bass Chief Strategy Officer The Chief Strategy Officer provides oversight and direction for programming and support in furtherance of the strategic vision for CACs in Texas.
(512) 258-9920 ext 109
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  Christina Green

Christina Green Chief Advancement Officer The Chief Advancement Officer, leads the integration and coordination of the organization’s communications, stakeholder relations, and resource procurement efforts. 
(512) 258-9920 ext 102
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Member Initiatives

  Ellen Morrissey

Ellen Morrissey Vice President of Member Initiatives The Vice President of Member Initiatives is responsible for developing and aligning the vision, strategy and programming of CACTX Member Initiatives.
(512) 258-9920 ext. 145
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  Chelsea Churchill

Chelsea Churchill Director of Standards of Excellence The Director of Standards of Excellence provides oversight and direction to CACTX’s program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.
(512) 258-9920 ext 108
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  Alli Scharf

Alli Scharf Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.
(512) 258-9920 ext 130
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  Natalie Gonzales

Natalie Gonzales Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.
(512) 258-9920 ext. 114
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Denise Perez Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.
512-906-2918
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April Leming Director of Program Services The Director of Program Services is responsible for the development and delivery of children’s advocacy center (CAC) programming and network engagement to deliver on the strategies and impact theorized in the theory of change and strategy map.
512-967-4516
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Kasey Jackson Program Principal The Program Principal is a senior level staff member responsible for providing program expertise, specific to CAC direct services.
512-967-4514
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  Luís Acuña-Pilgrim

Luís Acuña-Pilgrim Program Manager The Program Manager is responsible for guiding and managing state-wide and systems-level initiatives that ensure fidelity to the CAC and MDT model.
(512) 258-9920 ext 141
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  Kali Boucher

Kali Boucher Member Initiatives and Event Coordinator The Member Initiatives and Events Coordinator provides support for communications, activities, events, and programming designed to support local member centers.
(512) 258-9920 ext.147
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Rachel Jackson Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator coordinates logistics for the Training Program.

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Lynn Hyde Member Initiatives Program Assistant The Member Initiatives Program Assistant provides support for communications, activities, events, and programming designed to support local member centers.

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  Kaley Friedenthal

Kaley Friedenthal Vice President of Financial Initiatives The Vice President of Financial Initiatives is responsible for developing and aligning the vision, strategy and programming of CACTX Financial Initiatives.
(512) 258-9920 ext 123
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  Tiffany Coghill

Tiffany Coghill Director of Grants Administration The Director of Grants Administration manages the grant activities for the local children’s advocacy center’s contracts with CACTX, including supervision of grants staff, developing processes and procedures, application review, risk assessments, monitoring plans, and other grant related activities.
(512) 258-9920 ext 106
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  Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith Grant Administrator The Grant Administrators provide grants management, monitoring, and technical assistance for the local children’s advocacy center contracts with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, payment processing, site visits, and other grant related activities.
(512)258-9920 ext. 144
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  Jennifer Gius

Jennifer Gius Grant Administrator The Grant Administrators provide grants management, monitoring, and technical assistance for the local children’s advocacy center contracts with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, payment processing, site visits, and other grant related activities.
512.258.9920 ext.150
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  Kelsey Getz

Kelsey Getz Grant Administrator The Grant Administrators provide grants management, monitoring, and technical assistance for the local children’s advocacy center contracts with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, payment processing, site visits, and other grant related activities.
(512)258-9920 ext 126
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  Lindsey Jordan

Lindsey Jordan Vice President of Innovation and Evaluation The VP, Innovation and Evaluation is responsible for leading the development of the overall strategy to eradicate child sexual abuse in Texas.
(512) 258-9920 ext 111
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  Alisyn Diaz

Alisyn Diaz Evaluation Senior Manager The Evaluation Senior Manager is responsible for executing business intelligence and evaluation efforts for CACTX.
(512) 258-9920 ext 110
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  Justin Wood

Justin Wood Vice President of External Relations and General Counsel The Vice President of External Relations and General Counsel is responsible for developing and aligning the vision, strategy, and programming of CACTX External Relations and Legal initiatives.
(512) 258-9920 ext. 148
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  Lisa Harst

Lisa Harst Policy and Partnership Specialist The Policy and Partnerships Specialist coordinates strategic projects and partnerships that impact local centers and external relations.
(512) 258-9920 ext 142
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Communications & Fund Development

Katy Morris Advancement Manager The Advancement Manager provides oversight and direction for the development, coordination, and execution of CACTX’s external communications, fund development initiatives, and strategic resource procurement efforts to achieve multi-year goals.

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Operations

  Brian Castelli

Brian Castelli Business Optimization Manager The Business Optimization Manager is responsible for maximizing CACTX’s core competencies by building infrastructure (processes and systems) that is people positive and complexity conscious.
(512) 258-9920 ext. 146
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  Jo Anne Molitor

Jo Anne Molitor Internal Relations Specialist The Internal Relations Specialist is a dual-role involving full-spectrum human resources and office management responsibilities with the end goal of developing and managing people-focused operations to build and retain an exceptional team of professionals.
(512) 258-9920 ext 113
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Six Core Services

  • 1
    Membership Services
  • 2
    Evaluation and Assessment
  • 3
    Collaboration
  • 4
    Advocacy
  • 5
    Community Awareness
  • 6
    Funding
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Press Room

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Careers

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas is an equal opportunity employer that offers its staff an atmosphere of professionalism, dedication, respect and competitive employee benefits. Starting out with a single staff position in 1995, CACTX now employs a full staff of talented professionals.

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