DCAC is the only agency of its kind in Dallas County, working in agreement with public and private agencies to investigate, prosecute and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County. We reduce the re-victimization of the child, remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases.
We are a national and international leader in the Children's Advocacy Center movement, recognized for our expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; cutting-edge clinical services and programs for victims and their non-offending family members; and our community and professional training programs.
Everyone involved in DCAC's work shares a common set of core values: The children come first in all that we do. We operate as a seamless team. Each of us acts with a servant's heart.
Lynn M. Davis - President & Chief Executive Officer
Lynn M. Davis has been president and CEO since 2005. As part of this organization, he strives to improve the lives of children who have been abused. In his current position, he leads the executive team, creates the vision and direction of the Center, and manages the organization through change. Under Lynn's leadership, DCAC has 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 and 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.
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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Sarah Burns - Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Burns serves as chief marketing officer where 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 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.
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 is a 2018 recipient of Dallas Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and in her spare time she volunteers with the Junior League of Dallas, where she served on the 95th Anniversary Board of Directors. Her other volunteer commitments include New Friends New Life, Genesis Women’s Shelter, the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center and Preston Hollow Presbyterian School. Sarah is married to Jon, an educator, and they have one son.
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Heather Ormand - Chief Operations Officer
Heather Ormand serves as Chief Operations Officer where she oversees finance, IT, human resources and the Crimes Against Children Conference for DCAC. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and has over 12 years of experience in public accounting.
Prior to joining DCAC, she was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and specialized in providing assurance and business advisory services for Fortune 500 companies. Her clients were primarily SEC registered pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, as well as several non-public hedge funds and private equity partnerships.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Richmond.
Heather has a passion for community service and improvingthe lives of children. She has been actively volunteering in the Dallas Community with organizations such as the Family Place, Austin Street Center and DCAC.
Heather is married to Jason, and they have a one daughter.
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Carrie Paschall - Chief Investigation and Support Services Officer
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Murphey Sears - Chief Development Officer
Murphey Sears is the Chief Development Officer and leads the development team to raise critical funds to provide services at DCAC. She provides strategic direction and initiatives for donor cultivation, grants, corporate engagement, and volunteers to raise $3.9 million a year.
Murphey has worked in the nonprofit sector for 10 years and most recently was the Annual Giving Director at Dallas Women’s Foundation, managing a donor portfolio of $2 million per year. Prior to her role at the Foundation, she worked at Genesis Women’s Shelter as the Director of Outreach and at the Perot Museum running the membership program and
Murphey received her Bachelor of Arts in English and French from Vanderbilt University and is a native of Houston. A lifelong volunteer, she has leadership roles in the Junior League of Dallas, Junior Garden Club of Dallas, MS Society, and HPUMC Day School. At home, she is surrounded by boys including her husband and three sons.
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Kelly Slaven - Chief Clinical Services & Research Officer
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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
Jenna Sampson - Volunteer Coordinator
Dianna Smoot - Director of Community Education
Ray Lara - Education Specialist
Brittany McGowan - Education Specialist
Sonya Naderi - Marketing Specialist
Katie Overman - Project Manager
Mindy Jackson - Director of Support Services
Yesenia Altamirano - Bilingual Case Manager
Aishah Bilal - Family Advocate
Marci Chavez - Bilingual Case Manager
Suzzie Gonzalez - Bilingual Case Manager
Summer Junior- Children's Case Manager
Karla Brother-Lopez - Family Advocate
Kelsey Moore - Family Advocate
Karla Moreno - Lead Administrative Assistant
Nancy Rodriguez - Bilingual Case Manager
Clare Walters - Family Advocate
Cristina Limongi - Receptionist
Rachel Andrade - Receptionist
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
Jesse Gonzalez - Director of Forensic Services
Kim Skidmore - Assistant Director of Forensic Services
Pat Bastidas - Forensic Services Associate
Bibiana Dominguez - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
Mike Margolis - Forensic Interviewer
Jessica Parada - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
Megan Peterson - Forensic Interviewer
Bernadette Yupit-Martinez - Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
Chelsea Zortman - Forensic Interviewer
Nakisha Biglow - Director of MDT Services
Octavia Davis - MDT Intake Liaison
Illiana Arambula-Dove - CST/HRY Care Coordinator
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 Sherenian - Problematic Sexualized Behavior Coordinator
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
Jennifer Cano - Prevention Services Specialist
Jackie Chavez - Therapist
Chelsea Comstock - Prevention Services Specialist
Suzanne Anderson - Assistant Clinical Director
Karla Auten - Therapist
Hallie Brady - Therapist
Leslie Boutte - Assistant Clinical Director
Karen Esposito - Therapist
Meggie Evans - Therapist
Ana Guzmán - Therapist
Melissa Hale - Administrative Assistant
Joyce Hansen - Therapist
Lauren Hurley - Therapist
Colton Kurth - Clinical Intake Assessment Specialist
Jaki Lopez - Administrative Assistant
Veronica Lopez - Therapist
Kim Montgomery - Therapist
Sylvia Morris - Therapist
DiTallianna Patterson - Therapist
Laura Orr - Therapist
Ana Schmitz - Therapist
Jen Spivey - Therapist
Tama Walley - Therapist
2018 Board of Trustees
John Slates - Chair Kimberly Jones - Chair Elect / Treasurer Lindsay Jacaman - Immediate Past Chair Chad Barrett - Secretary
Terry Bennett Julie Bernhard Mary Black Scott Breitkreutz Brian Buffington Melanie Wick Daugherty Cole Dulaney Travis Ewert Philip Ewing Norma Garcia Mike Giffin Matt Gilbert Doyle Glass Brooke Hopkins Lindsay Jacaman Faith Johnson Kimberly Jones Leah Koontz John Kunasek Buena Vista Lyons Rex Mann Christopher Menzies Steve Rado Paula Richmond Kimberly Royal John Slates Megan Steinbach Jeff Strasner Tonya Tarpeh Craig Uebele Clay Weaver Carrie Wise
Foundation Board of Directors
Chris Flanagan PresidentMerrill Lynch
Andrew Hill TreasurerRanger Investments
Gary Moor SecretaryLuminant
Austin Hopper AWH Capital, L.P.
Steve Martin Frost Bank
Chuck Meadows Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch and Ungerman, LLP
Joseph S. Norville KPMG
Allen Pryor PwC
Chris Ratterree Lincoln Financial Group
Erin Schuhmacher Cambridge Associates
Circle of Hope members have committed to giving $25,000 or more over a three-year period.
*Please note: this donor listing is for the 2016 calendar year. Every effort was made to ensure a correct listing of donors is reflected, however, we apologize for any oversights and would be happy to accommodate revisions. For corrections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Ackerman Ruth and Ken Altshuler The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation Lisa and Lynn Davis The Deitch Family The Giffin Family Somer and Doyle Glass Kara and Randall Goss
Puneet and Richa Gupta Houlihan Lokey Michelle and Austin Hopper Kristen and Bill Howell Kline Family Foundation Leah and Kyle Koontz Tracey and Aaron Kozmetsky KPMG Kate and John Kunasek
Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows Minda and Gary Moor Lee Ann and Joe Norville Rees-Jones Foundation Debbie and Ric Scripps Susie Simon Amy and Kelcy Warren Meredith and Jack Woodworth
Audited Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014
DCAC FORM 990 - 2014
DCAC Foundation Form 990 - 2014
Audited Financials for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015
DCAC Form 990 - 2015
DCAC Foundation Form 990 - 2015
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