Meet the CACCT Team

Debra Longley

Debra Longley

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

debra@cacct.com
254.296.8889


Bio

Debra Longley was appointed as the Executive Director at the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas in June 2021. Debra has experience in program management for over 12 years. Debra served as the Children's Ministry Director where she organized fundraising events, vacation bible school, and day camps for over 200 children in the Central Texas community. In 2013, Debra began working as the Manager for Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC®). There she assisted with the Student 2 Student® (S2S™) initiative implemented in over 700 elementary, middle, and high schools around the globe. Debra loves traveling with her husband, Mitch, and enjoys spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.

Lisa Wilkerson

Lisa Wilkerson

MDT/INTAKE COORDINATOR

lisa@cacct.com
254.613.5838


Bio

Lisa Wilkerson graduated from Tarleton State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She has been with the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas for 10 years and was the Director of CASA for four years before their separation from CACCT. Lisa is currently the Data Intake Coordinator at CACCT.

Brittney Eiklor

Brittney Eiklor

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

brittney@cacct.com
254.207.0363


Bio

Brittney Eiklor joined the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas in May 2021 as the Outreach Coordinator. In this position she provides in-service training and education to professionals and community groups in topics related to child abuse and maltreatment. Brittney brings approximately eight years of experience working at Children's Advocacy Centers across the nation in various roles such as forensic interviewer, family advocacy, team facilitator, and program director. A Pennsylvania native, Brittney received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mansfield University. Brittney provides a strong voice on behalf of the children in our community and is passionate about child abuse prevention and working in the community on behalf of children. In her spare time, Brittney enjoys going on adventures with her family.

Ashley Lomas

Ashley Lomas

LEAD FORENSIC INTERVIEWER

Ashley@cacct.com
254.218.3439


Bio

Ashley Lomas is a graduate of Texas Tech University and recently been promoted to Lead Forensic Interviewer. She has been at the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas for six years, and in that time, has interviewed over 2,000 children. She has over 300 hours of training on forensic interviews of children, child abuse, as well as various other aspects of child development and trauma. Ashley is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M International University.

Amy Smallridge

Amy Smallridge

FORENSIC INTERVIEWER/FAMILY ADVOCATE

amy@cacct.com
254.218.3439

Melissa Canaba

Melissa Canaba

BILINGUAL FAMILY ADVOCATE

melissa@cacct.com
254.218.3424


Bio

Melissa Canaba's work experience stems from working in Texas public schools for over 10 years with families and students. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Kaleasha Johnson

Kaleasha Johnson

CLINICAL THERAPY COORDINATOR

Kaleasha@cacct.com
254.233.1330


Bio

Kaleasha Johnson is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She was born and raised in Northern California where she received her Master's Degree and trained under a top nationally-ranked children's hospital in trauma-informed care for children and teens. Kaleasha met and fell in love with a wonderful Texas man and moved to the area to start their new journey together. Because trauma-informed care is Kaleasha's passion, she was looking for a place to continue her work and have a team just as dedicated and persistent in their goals. That is how she found the CAC of Central Texas. Kaleasha stated, "I could not have asked for a better group of people to team up with and I am grateful for the established work they do." In her spare time Kaleasha likes to visit all the sites in the great state of Texas.

Lidia Belle

Lidia Belle

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

lidia@cacct.com
254.434.4391


Bio

Lidia Belle was born in the Cape Verde Islands and immigrated to Boston, MA at age 7. Military wife to an Army Aviator, mother of 4 children and 1 dog; 21 and 19-year-old daughters, 10-year-old fraternal twins, and an adopted terrier/lab mix. Lidia is a Christian and remains active within her community and church by teaching Sabbath school for early teens and operating their community free/thrift store once per month. She attended Excelsior College, NY for her undergraduate studies and received her Master's in Social Work at the oldest school of social work nationwide - Simmons University, Boston, MA. She believes in empowering children and their families with the tools they need to heal and work through challenges this world will certainly give us all. Lidia believes in sitting on the floor for therapy, walking in the rain without umbrellas, and resting in the comfort of silence. Her personal tools for self-care are ocean waves, the magic in a paintbrush, and the possibility of words in print.

Kendra Queen

Kendra Queen

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

kendra@cacct.com
254-651-1094


Bio

Kendra Queen is originally from Austin, Texas and moved to San Antonio, Texas for her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She continued her education to obtain her Masters of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden University and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Kendra has gained extensive experience in working with youth and adults and advocating for their mental health needs. She is skilled in individual, family and group counseling. Kendra also has experience in working with clients on the Spectrum and conducting behavioral interventions that aid them in the ability to master individual living skills. She also has experience in working with clients with substance abuse, depression, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Kendra loves spending time with her spouse and son, going on adventures out of town, and spending genuine quality time with her family.

Aaron Moon

Aaron Moon

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

aaron@cacct.com
254-651-1109


Bio

Aaron is originally from Tacoma, Washington having moved to Bell County at the age of 17. He was born to a military family who traveled all around the United States. He is a single father of his seven-year-old son, who resides with him and their two dogs. He aimed extensively in his education at University of Texas - Arlington (MSW) to learn about children and families from a social work perspective and has served as the Shelter Director for Option House - Central Texas Youth Services, a shelter for foster care children and homeless youth. Aaron offers comfort and care in a holistic and peaceful fashion while demonstrating strong social work ethics and professionalism. He believes that people are more than their circumstances and simply the creators of their own change. "I'm really grateful to be here for the children, it's been an amazing opportunity to work for such a distinguished agency."

Kristen Martinez

Kristen Martinez

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

kristen@cacct.com
254-218-3426


Bio

Kristen Martinez is a licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who enjoys working with children and families of all ages and stages of life. Kristen strongly believes in the power of positive encouragement and emphasizes the importance of identifying strengths throughout the healing journey. Kristen initially became interested in social work after encouragement from her family and high school art teacher. As a teenager, Kristen volunteered at a local homeless shelter and dreamed of using her passion for art to help others. Kristen now encourages creative expression to help convey difficult feelings and emotions associated with trauma and adverse life events. Kristen obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) and later moved to the DFW-area to pursue graduate school at the University of Texas in Arlington (UTA). Although Kristen has worked with parents, children, and youth for several years she considers herself a "lifelong learner" and is always looking for new opportunities to professionally (and personally) grow. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys walking her dog, spending time with friends/family, exploring neighboring cities and towns, and finding unique restaurants and shops. Kristen believes anything can become an adventure with the right team, and is looking forward to furthering her social work journey with the great opportunities and people found at the CAC of Central Texas.

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