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Executive Team

Lynn M. Davis - President & Chief Executive Officer

Lynn M. Davis has been a valuable and qualified asset to the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) since assuming the role of president and CEO in 2005. As part of this organization, he strives to improve the lives of children who have been abused. In his current position, heleads the executive team, creates the vision and direction of the Center, and manages the organization through change. Under Lynn's leadership, DCAC served more families, educated more professionals and raised more funds than in any other time period in DCAC history.

Prior to joining DCAC, Lynn was the President/CEO of Dallas Challenge, Inc. For 16 years, Lynn coordinated the growth and expansion of this nonprofit substance abuse organization, while also directing the company's overall operations. His strategic vision for organizational growth, as well as fund development expertise, helped him create eight new programs and greatly increase annual revenues.

Prior to his promotion as President/CEO, Lynn also served at Dallas Challenge as director of community services and as a counselor. During this time, he provided counseling and assessment services to Dallas-area high schools, promoted services to expand revenue streams, and managed internal and external training programs. His work outside the non-profit sector includes teaching at The University of Texas at Arlington and at The University of North Texas.

In 1999, Lynn completed his MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas. His education also includes an MS from the University of North Texas and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh.

An active member in the community, Lynn currently sits on the statewide board of Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas and has previously participated on the executive committee of the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation and the Sunnyvale ISD Education Foundation, in addition to serving on the Executive Committee of the Statewide Association of Substance Abuse Programs.

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Mikey Betancourt - Chief Partner Relations Officer

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Sarah Burns - Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Burns serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. In this role she leads and directs marketing, public relations, events and education efforts to illuminate the truth about child abuse and elevate DCAC’s role within the community.

Sarah has worked in nonprofit marketing her entire career. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a focus on Public Relations and a double minor of Marketing and Management.

Sarah joined the team after serving as senior communications director at Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s foundation in the world. During her tenure there she elevated the Foundation’s brand and awareness to surpass fundraising and grantmaking goals. Prior to that she worked in service line marketing and internal communications at Children’s Health and in marketing at Genesis Women’s Shelter.

In her spare time Sarah volunteers with the Junior League of Dallas, where she currently serves on the 95th Anniversary Board of Directors; New Friends New Life; Genesis Women’s Shelter; the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center; and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Sarah is married to Jon, an educator, and they have one son.

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Heather Ormand - Chief Operations Officer

Heather Ormand is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas. Heather has over 12 years of experience in public accounting. She was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and specialized in providing assurance and business advisory services for Fortune 500 companies. Her clients were, primarily, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, as well as several non-public hedge funds and private equity partnerships. She leads and directs the Finance, IT, HR and Crimes Against Children Conference teams.

Heather has a passion for community service and, in particular, working to improve the lives of children. She is a member of the Junior League of Dallas and served on the Board of the Junior League of Greater Princeton, which is where she joined the organization in 2006. She has been actively volunteering in the Dallas Community with organizations such as the Family Place, Austin Street Center and DCAC since she moved to the area in 2009.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Richmond. She graduated cum laude from UR in 2000. She went on to become a licensed CPA in the State of Texas in 2004. During her tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Heather worked in their Washington D.C., New York, and North Texas practices.

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Carrie Paschall - Chief Investigation and Support Services Officer

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Murphey Sears - Chief Development Officer

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Kelly Slaven - Chief Clinical Services & Research Officer

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Crimes Against Children Conference 

Holly Hopkins - Director of Crimes Against Children Conference

Guadalupe Mata - Conference Associate


Claire Collins - Director of Foundations and Operations

Becky Aguilar- Director of Community Engagement

Erica Denton - Development Officer

Ellen Hatcher - Development Officer

Laura Lynn - Development Operations Associate


Dianna Smoot - Director of Community Education

Ray Lara - Education Specialist

Brittany McGowan - Education Specialist


Sonya Naderi - Marketing Specialist

Katie Overman - Project Manager

Family Assistance

Mindy Jackson - Director of Support Services

Veronica Faus - Assistant Director of Support Services

Yesenia Altamirano - Bilingual Case Manager 

Megan Bawcum - Case Manager

Jennifer Cano - Prevention Services Specialist

Marci Chavez - Bilingual Case Manager

Suzzie Gonzalez - Bilingual Case Manager 

Keshia Harrell - Family Advocate

Summer Junior- Children's Case Manager

Karla Brother-Lopez - Family Advocate

Kelsey Moore - Family Advocate

Nancy Rodriguez - Bilingual Case Manager 

Jennifer Sherenian - Problematic Sexualized Behavior Coordinator

Clare Watkins - Case Manager

Cristina Limongi - Receptionist

Rachel Andrade - Receptionist

Finance/Operations/Administrative Support

Erin Banister - Director of Operations

Natasha Bullard - Director of Culture & HR

Matthew Dwight - Database Administrator

Alicia Robledo - Associate Accountant/Bookkeeper

Julie Smith - HR Administrator

Sean Wolford - Facilities Manager

Jacoby Moore - Facilities Team

Forensic Services

Jesse Gonzalez - Director of Forensic Services

Kim Skidmore - Assistant Director of Forensic Services

Pat Bastidas - Forensic Services Associate

Bibiana Dominguez - Forensic Interviewer

Nina Hernandez - Forensic Interview Intern

Mike Margolis - Forensic Interviewer

Jessica Parada - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Janeth Peterson - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Megan Peterson - Forensic Interviewer

Bernadette Yupit-Martinez - Forensic Interviewer

Chelsea Zortman - Forensic Interviewer

Partner Operations 

Nakisha Biglow - Director of MDT Services

Octavia Davis - MDT Intake Liaison

Sally Frank - CST/HRV Care Coordinator

Vernita Johnson- MDT Intake Liaison

Jalisa McGinnis - MDT Intake Specialist

Marci Mondelo - Partner Relations Associate

Eden Ramirez - MDT Intake Liaison

Jennifer Steel - MDT Intake Liaison

Hillary Sullivan - MDT Intake Liaison

Carrie Wright- Director of High-Risk Youth


Katrina Cook, Ph.D. - Director of Clinical Services

Jackie Chavez - Therapist

Chelsea Comstock - Prevention Services Specialist 

Suzanne Anderson - Assistant Clinical Director

Karla Auten - Therapist

Ana Isabel Bermudez - Therapist

Hallie Brady - Therapist

Leslie Boutte - Assistant Clinical Director

Karen Esposito - Therapist

Meggie Evans - Therapist

Stephanie Greiner - Therapist Intern

Ana Guzmán - Therapist

Melissa Hale - Administrative Assistant 

Joyce Hansen - Therapist

Keely Howk - Therapist Intern

Lauren Hurley - Therapist

Colton Kurth - Clinical Intake Assessment Specialist

Joyce Levell - Therapist Intern

Jaki Lopez - Administrative Assistant 

Veronica Lopez - Therapist

Stephanie Marshall - Therapist Intern

Kim Montgomery - Therapist

Sylvia Morris - Therapist

DiTallianna Patterson - Therapist

Laura Orr - Therapist

Ana Schmitz - Therapist 

Jen Spivey - Therapist

Lauren Tison - Therapist Intern

Tama Walley - Therapist 

Aza Zelenia - Therapist Intern