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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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  Sally Allen

Sally Allen Chief Development and Marketing Officer The Chief Development and Marketing Officer oversees CACTX member relations, fund development, and marketing efforts to help grow, spread awareness and support the CAC model.
(512) 258-9920 ext 122
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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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  Cherisse Robison

Cherisse Robison Chief Financial Officer Under the supervision of and in partnership with the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer provides oversight and direction to the planning, development, and management of the daily operations of the state association.
(512) 258-9920 ext 103
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Administrative Support

  Emma-Lee Caprio

Emma-Lee Caprio Finance Administrator The Finance Administrator is responsible for all day-to-day accounting activity for CACTX including grant billing, financial reports, payroll, and other general tasks related to the finance and accounting activity of the organization.
(512) 258-9920 ext 105
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  Jo Anne Molitor

Jo Anne Molitor Executive Assistant The Executive Assistant provides critical administrative support to the CACTX executive team and Board of Directors that impacts the inner workings of the organization as a whole.
(512) 258-9920 ext 113
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  Alli Scharf

Alli Scharf Compliance Administrator The Compliance Administrator monitors the compliance plan for government pass through contracts, ensuring programmatic outcomes are reported correctly and the proper compliance documents are being maintained.
(512) 258-9920 ext 130
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Grants Management

  Alex Cantu

Alex Cantu Director of Financial Initiatives The Director of Financial Initiatives provides grants management, monitoring, and technical assistance for the local children’s advocacy center contracts with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, payment processing, desk reviews, financial statement audit reviews, and other grant related activities.
(512) 258-9920 ext 112
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  Kaley Friedenthal

Kaley Friedenthal 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 123
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  Tiffany Coghill

Tiffany Coghill 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 106
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  Kelsey Peters

Kelsey Peters 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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Member Relations & Communications

  Kayla Radford

Kayla Radford Membership Resources Manager The Membership Resources Manager implements all CAC member-related events, including the marketing and communications of membership resources available to local CACs.
(512) 258-9920 ext 104
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  Grace Acuña

Grace Acuña Community Engagement Coordinator The Community Engagement Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting community awareness initiatives through implementing the communications strategy and executing special events for local center membership, supporters, and the community.
(512) 906-2900 ext. 100
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Public Affairs

  Christina Green

Christina Green Director of Public Affairs The Director of Public Affairs directs, coordinates, and implements the advocacy and legislative initiatives of CACTX and assists in training and providing support and guidance to local centers in regard to their government relations and advocacy needs.
(512) 258-9920 ext 102
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  Lisa Harst

Lisa Harst Strategic Partnerships Associate The Strategic Partnerships Associate provides guidance, support, and technical assistance for the external stakeholder relations and public policy initiatives of CACTX in furtherance of the strategic vision for CACs in Texas.
(512) 258-9920 ext 142
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Strategic Vision Advancement & Program Services

  Irish Burch

Irish Burch Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives The Director of Strategic Initiatives provides leadership and support in furtherance of the strategic vision for CACs in Texas with a special emphasis on working with partner agency related matters and the multidisciplinary team.
(512) 258-9920 ext 121
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  Lindsey Jordan

Lindsey Jordan Director of Programs The Director of Programs directs the planning, coordination and implementation of the CACTX training program and technical assistance offerings and leads efforts to provide programmatic support to CAC family advocacy, medical, and mental health programs.
(512) 258-9920 ext 111
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  Luís Acuña-Pilgrim

Luís Acuña-Pilgrim Strategic Projects Coordinator The Strategic Projects Coordinator oversees and manages special projects, and provides programmatic guidance and technical assistance for local centers, including training on dynamics of CST cases, development of local CAC policies and CAC MDT protocols.
(512) 258-9920 ext 141
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  Rachel Burns

Rachel Burns Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator coordinates logistics for all CACTX core and advanced direct service trainings and provides overall administrative support to the CACTX training program.
(512) 258-9920 ext 100
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  Chelsea Churchill

Chelsea Churchill Program Administrator The Program Administrator provides monitoring and technical assistance services to CACTX member centers, including work with developing Children’s Advocacy Center programs. In addition, the Program Administrator oversees data management and outcome measurement initiatives.
(512) 258-9920 ext 108
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  Alisyn Diaz

Alisyn Diaz Strategic Administrator The Strategic Administrator leads CACTX efforts to provide proactive and strategic support to local centers, including the use of data to inform planning and decisions that will impact services to children and families.
(512) 258-9920 ext 110
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  Natalie Gonzales

Natalie Gonzales Program Assistant The Program Assistant supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of the CACTX training program and assists with other technical assistance and training-related projects.
(512) 258-9920 ext. 114
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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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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 staff of more than 20 passionate, talented professionals.

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