WCCAC names Monica Benoit-Beatty Executive Director
WCCAC Appoints New Executive Director – January 2015
Georgetown, Texas – The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center (WCCAC) Board of Directors appointed Monica Benoit-Beatty as the Center’s new executive director by a unanimous vote.
“Monica brings to us a wealth of nonprofit experience,” said Connie Bradley, WCCAC Board President. “She has a proven ability to bring many people together to accomplish a common goal, which is what we do here at the Center by bringing together all interested parties in a child abuse investigation.”
Benoit-Beatty has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, customer service, operations management and community service. Most recently, she was the founding president and organizer of healincomfort4achange.org, a nonprofit which provides specially designed postoperative shirts for people undergoing mastectomies and upper body surgeries.
“I’m excited to offer my global work experience and connections to add to the great foundation already laid at the WCCAC by my predecessors,” she said after accepting the position. “I look forward to forging new alliances and building new bridges of community partnerships in order to help break the cycle of abuse in our community and to expand that vision across the region, the state, the nation, and beyond.”
Monica’s corporate career began in the insurance and financial services industry, with more than 20 years with Farmers Insurance, New England Financial and MetLife Insurance. She ultimately achieved the position of National Billing Center Manager for 42 states. After leaving Farmers Insurance in 2006, she served in various nonprofit leadership capacities, including the non-partisan Texas Strategic Advisor for the White House Project, the director of philanthropy for SongwritingWith:Soldiers, the executive managing director for the eWomenNetwork, and the chief operating officer for Girl Scouts in 46 counties.
She served as president of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau, healincomfort4achange.org, the Williamson County Humane Society and GlobalAustin. She is in her ninth year of working with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and its international citizen diplomacy program of emerging and current world leaders. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Tech Parents Association, the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, the BBB Consumer Education Foundation, and the International Facilities Management Association.
Monica has received numerous awards recognizing her service. Most recently, the YWCA of Greater Austin recognized Monica as a “Lifetime Achievement” 2014 Award Winner for her collective years of community service. The Texas Governor’s Commission for Women honored her in 2010 with a nomination to the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. The Austin Business Journal recognized her as a “Profiles in Power – Central Texas Woman of Influence” Award Winner in 2000. As a proud native Texan, Monica resides in Williamson County with her family, where she has lived for the past 25 years.
“I have tremendous respect and gratitude for the hard work that has been done by previous management and leadership of this wonderful Center,” said Benoit-Beatty. “I am honored to be the next person selected to take the reins into a new era. This work is a calling for a select few. I am humbled to be here at this time and excited about our dedicated staff and future possibilities.”
WCCAC is breaking the cycle of abuse one child at a time, and is pleased Monica is joining us to fulfill that mission. The Center provides a nurturing environment to gather delicate information which can be used by Child Protective Services, District and County Attorneys and 14 area law enforcement agencies. In 2014, the WCCAC provided many services, including: forensic interviews, crisis intervention, nurse exams, and child and family counseling to more than 685 children and their families, as well as community education on recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse.