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The work of the WCCAC is accomplished primarily through the dedication of our staff who provide professional and child-sensitive services.  The Center’s committed senior staff oversees all operations and program services.

Senior Staff

Executive Director:  Monica Benoit-Beatty

Monica was named Executive Director by the Board in January 2015. She brought with her more than 25 years of experience in business, operations management, and community service.  A native Texan and 25 year resident of Round Rock, she has worked in leadership positions with several nonprofits and philanthropic organizations, including the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts, SongwritingWith:Soldiers, HealInComfort4aChange.org, and many others.  She was named the 2014 YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for her collective years of community service, and has received recognition from the  Austin Business Journal and the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.

“I have tremendous respect and gratitude for the hard work that has been done by previous management and leadership of this wonderful Center.  I am honored to be the next person selected to take the reins into a new era.  I am humbled to be here at this time and excited about our dedicated staff and future possibilities.”

Program Manager:  Lori Fonseca

After serving for almost a year as a Bilingual Family Advocate and Forensic Interviewer for the WCCAC, Lori was named the Program Manager in April of 2016.  In this role, she oversees the various programs the Center offers, including Forensics, Family Advocacy, SANE, Counseling, MDT Coordination, and Outreach. She brings with her a rich history of work with children, having served as an investigator for the Texas Department of Families and Protective Services in El Paso, Texas, and as an Assistant Director with at-risk youth at the Milam Youth Activity Center at Fort Bliss. During her more than 5 years there, Lori was recognized for having the most active 4-H community services program in Texas! She also earned recognition from the Boys and Girls Club of America, while at the Fort Bliss center, for implementing a leadership mentor program between youth and staff of Boys and Girls of America.

“It’s a great honor to be part of the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and to work with such a great team that shares a common goal to help young victims of child abuse in our community.”

Clinical Supervisor:  Megan Humphrey

Megan Humphrey began her career at the WCCAC in April of 2014, as a Child and Family Therapist. In August 2016, Megan advanced in position to Clinical Supervisor over the counseling department at the CAC. Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor, specializing in the treatment of trauma and child abuse. In her role, Megan provides counseling to children and families affected by trauma, carries out the clinical and supervisory needs of the other three counselors at the CAC, and serves as the primary contact for members of the Multidisciplinary Team of Williamson County for the counseling department.  Megan’s expertise in the field of trauma and abuse come from her previous employment with the Department of Family Protective Services, experience working with multiple community counseling centers in Williamson County, and certifications in trauma-informed counseling modalities.

“I have the incredible privilege of witnessing the hope and healing our clients and their families receive after being provided with counseling services at the WCCAC. I cannot imagine working in a more impactful organization, and that is made possible by the amazing team we have here.  When they walk through our front doors, families often feel that there has been irreparable damage to their lives, so it is an honor to work alongside these families as they reestablish peace within their home. There is truly nothing better than being a part of that healing. “

Outreach Coordinator:  Amy Callaway

Amy joined the WCCAC in 2012, as our first ever Outreach Coordinator, backup interviewer, and victim advocate. As Coordinator, Amy is responsible for teaching Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse throughout the community to first responders, schools, daycares, religious organizations, community organizations, and parks and recreation departments. She has trained more than 14,400 adults and youth since the program’s inception. Amy brings a host of experiences with her to inform her trainings. She worked for Child Protective Services as an Investigator in Austin before beginning her career as a Forensic Interviewer, at both the Center for Child Protection in Austin and Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet. Since the beginning of her work in child protection, she has interviewed more than 1,200 children!

We are most proud of Amy’s collaboration in a recent effort with Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to produce a 2016 training video, which will afford First Responders an opportunity to better recognize potential child abuse cases when they arrive upon an emergency scene. This same collaboration also produced a Public Service Announcement for the WCCAC that will emotionally explain and connect viewers with the work we do.

“I believe that everyone can make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s about finding your passion, knowing yourself, staying focused on the mission at hand, and standing up for what is right. Children see you through your actions, your words, your body language, and how you treat others. So, be a light so that others who may be living in darkness can see you and know that your light will find them.”

 

 

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