Meet Our CAC Team
Executive Director & Counselor
Jacqueline is the Executive Director and Therapist. She is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling. She has been a Nationally Certified Counselor for over a decade and is specially trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as trauma-informed parenting. Jacqueline has received special training from the National Child Advocacy Center in extended and preschool forensic interviews, allowing her to speak to our youngest children and those with developmental delays or extensive trauma.
Senior Forensic Interviewer / Counselor
Sarah is our Forensic Interviewer. Sarah has been specially trained by National Children’s Advocacy Center as a Forensic Interviewer. Sarah holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. In addition, she is certified as a TF-CBT therapist.
RITE Medical Director & SANE
April is our RITE Medical Director. April is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been a nurse for over 20 years. She has received specialized training by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and CHIPS to conduct our pediatric SANE exams locally in a child-friendly environment.
Forensic Interviewer/ Counselor/ Facility Dog Handler
Amanda is our Forensic Interviewer and Therapist. She is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies and M.Ed. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Amanda is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Amanda has been specially trained by National Children’s Advocacy Center as a Forensic Interviewer. Amanda has also received extensive training by Canine Companions International and is the handler for our amazing facility dog, Logan.
Family Advocate & Parenting and Prevention Coordinator
Kasey is our Family Advocate and Parenting and Prevention Coordinator. She is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies. Kasey completed her internship at Brooks' Place Children's Advocacy Center.
Facility Dog Logan V was one of seven puppies born on January 12th, 2018 to his parents, Romeo and Lilac, in Santa Rosa, California. Logan was then raised in Dallas, Texas until he was eighteen months old by his volunteer puppy raisers. At eighteen months old, Logan moved to the Dallas/Irving campus of Canine Companions for Independence to begin his professional training. This is where he mastered all of his commands and worked hard to learn all that he needed to be prepared for his future job.
Logan was placed with Amanda Amat and Kara Hall on June 11th, 2020. Logan is a service trained facility dog that works with clients in a criminal justice setting. Logan uses his commands and behaviors to specialize in assisting children during the stressful stages of forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling, and court hearings. Logan also loves to go into the schools to help teach kids all about child abuse prevention and education.Logan is a member of the multi-disciplinary team at the Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center. Logan works in Tallapoosa, Randolph, & Chambers counties. He will also offer his services to victims in Lee & Macon County as well on an as needed basis. Logan was specifically bred and trained by Canine Companions for Independence, a certified assistance dog organization that is a member of Assistance Dogs International.