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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 children's advocacy centers (CACs), 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 CACs 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.

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  Catherine Bass

Catherine Bass Chief Strategy Officer The Chief Strategy Officer provides leadership and guidance for strategic initiatives to eradicate child sexual abuse and aligns the initiatives with organizational planning and governance.

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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. 

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  Natasha King

Natasha King Chief Financial Officer The Chief Financial Officer ensures CACTX has the financial strategies and infrastructure in place to achieve strategic goals that deliver on and advance the organization’s vision to eradicate child sexual abuse.

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  Ellen Morrissey

Ellen Morrissey Chief Program Officer The Chief Program Officer guides the strategy, programming, and direction of our Member Initiatives and Standards of Excellence teams to support CACTX in furtherance of the organization’s vision to eradicate child sexual abuse.

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  Lynn Hyde

Lynn Hyde Senior Executive Assistant The Senior Executive Assistant supports the Executive Office in governance, people & culture, and organizational planning and performance.

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Member Initiatives

  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.

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  Natalie Castillo

Natalie Castillo Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.

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  Denise Perez

Denise Perez Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.

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  Madison Swenson

Madison Swenson Program Specialist The Program Specialist performs activities related to program excellence, program compliance, and the statewide case management system.

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  April Leming

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.

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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.

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  Rachel Jackson

Rachel Jackson Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator facilitates and coordinates logistics for the Training Program, including core discipline trainings for member CACs, including Forensic Interviewing, Mental Health, Medical Evaluation, Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), and Victim Support and Advocacy.

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  Kasey Jackson

Kasey Jackson Program Principal The Program Principal is a senior level staff member responsible for providing program expertise, specific to CAC direct services.

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  Mikey Betancourt

Mikey Betancourt Director of MDT Programming The Director of MDT Programming provides leadership and subject matter expertise in the development, management, and optimization of multidisciplinary teams to inform policy, programming, and relationships.

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  Debbie Solcher

Debbie Solcher Program Manager The Program Manager is responsible for guiding and managing state-wide and systems-level initiatives that ensure fidelity to the children’s advocacy center and multidisciplinary team models in furtherance of the organization’s vision to eradicate child sexual abuse in Texas.

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Strategy Development & Evaluation

  Lindsey Jordan

Lindsey Jordan Vice President of Strategy Development and Evaluation The Vice President of Strategy Development and Evaluation is responsible for leading the development of the overall strategy to eradicate child sexual abuse in Texas.

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  Amanda Barczyk

Amanda Barczyk Director of Research and Evaluation As a collaborative member of the Strategy Development and Evaluation team, the Director of Research and Evaluation is responsible for leading efforts to monitor and measure progress toward the organization’s vision of eradicating child sexual abuse.

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  Alisyn Diaz

Alisyn Diaz Data and Impact Senior Manager The Data and Impact Senior Manager is responsible for executing business intelligence and evaluation efforts for CACTX.

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  Hannah Gibson-Moore

Hannah Gibson-Moore Strategy Development Principal As a collaborative member of the Strategy Development and Evaluation team, the Strategy Development Principal is responsible for identifying, developing, and executing high-impact, evidence-informed strategies in furtherance of the organization’s vision of eradicating child sexual abuse.

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  Catherine Henning

Catherine Henning Strategy Development Specialist The Strategy Development Specialist is responsible for supporting research, programmatic, and stakeholder engagement efforts in furtherance of the organization’s vision of eradicating child sexual abuse.

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Advancement

  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.

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  Vincent A. Calderon

Vincent A. Calderon Vice President of Communications The Vice President of Communications is responsible for developing and overseeing communications strategy and initiatives ensuring their alignment with the vision, strategy, and programming of CACTX to eradicate child sexual abuse.

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  Katy Morris

Katy Morris Director of Philanthropy The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for developing and leading the Resource Mobilization Business Unit’s strategies and initiatives to ensure long-term, transformational relationships with individual, corporate, foundation, and public partners in support of CACTX’s work to eradicate child sexual abuse in Texas.

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   Michelle Klein

Michelle Klein Philanthropic Partnerships Manager The Philanthropic Partnerships Manager stewards, maintains, and grows public and foundation funding for CACTX and partners, including the Texas children’s advocacy center (CAC) network. In addition, the PPM works collaboratively with business units across CACTX to identify, understand, and procure resource needs to achieve multi-year goals.

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  Chandler Osborne

Chandler Osborne Donor Relations Coordinator As a collaborative member of the Resource Mobilization Business Unit within the Advancement Team, the Donor Relations Coordinator assists in stewarding, maintaining, and growing sustainable and scalable revenue streams to support the transformative work of CACTX.

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  Meaghan O’Donnell

Meaghan O’Donnell Marketing Communications Specialist The Marketing Communications Specialist is responsible for supporting marketing and communication efforts through the design of assets such as brochures, logos, signage, reports, presentations, event collateral, document templates, and other materials that promote, educate, and bring awareness to CACTX’s vision to end child sexual abuse.

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Financial Initatives

  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.

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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.

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  Kelsey Getz

Kelsey Getz Grant Administrator The Grant Administrator provides 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.

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  Jennifer Gius

Jennifer Gius Senior Grant Specialist The Senior Grant Specialist ensures compliance of local centers through the management of the enhanced monitoring workstream, conducting monitoring activities and providing technical assistance for local centers deemed high-risk, and serving as the subject matter expert on CAC grant guidance.

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  Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith Grant Specialist The Grant Specialist monitors local center compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines, synthesizing and applying highly complex grant regulations to local center conditions, providing custom, membership-focused technical assistance for local centers, and managing and optimizing the CACTX Grant Management System.

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  Nikki Darty

Nikki Darty Grant Coordinator The Grant Coordinator supports fund administration, contract administration, and monitoring and compliance activities for all state and federal pass-through funding. The Grant Coordinator is an integral part of the Grant Administration team as this role ensures all grants files and tracking systems meet grantor requirements.

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Finance Team

  Daniel Soto

Daniel Soto Vice President of Finance The Vice President of Finance directs the activities and functions of all CACTX’s finances while ensuring compliance and execution of financial policies.

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  Christian Eto

Christian Eto Staff Accountant The Staff Accountant is responsible to process various financial transactions primarily, but not exclusively, payroll and accounts receivable in adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and agency policies and procedures.

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  Atitaya Sritongdang

Atitaya Sritongdang Grant Accountant The Grant Accountant is responsible for processing various financial transactions within the general ledger system while being knowledgeable of and remaining in adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and agency policies and procedures.

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  Lindsay Wahlquist

Lindsay Wahlquist Office Manager The CACTX Office Manager coordinates office administration and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety, including intra-office communication protocols, streamlining administrative processes, and inventory control.

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Operations

  Marisa Morales

Marisa Morales Human Resources Director The Human Resources Director leads the HR department’s daily functions that include talent acquisition, onboarding, benefits, compensation, performance management, and compliance.

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Six Core Services

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    Membership Services
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    Evaluation and Assessment
  • 3
    Collaboration
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    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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