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.

Marishika Foster

Marishika Foster

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

marishika@cacct.com
254.708.0765


Bio

Marishika Foster is the Program Director at the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas. She received her B.S. from Texas A&M University, Central Texas and her M.S. from Capella University, and has worked with children for over 15 years. Marishika enjoys volunteering in the community and cheering for America's Football Team. She resides in Central Texas with her family.

Holly McLean

Holly McLean

FINANCE OFFICE MANAGER

holly@cacct.com
254.613.1035


Bio

Holly McLean has been the Office / Finance Manager at the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas for the last 6 years. She oversees the finances, payroll, grant management, fundraising, etc. Holly has lived in Bell County for over 30 years and is married with two children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, crafting, riding bikes, and spending time with her family and friends.

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 roles: 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

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.

Kelly Contreras

Kelly Contreras

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

kelly@cacct.com
254.218.3426


Bio

Kelly Contreras is a Licensed Master Social Worker completing her clinical internship under the supervision of Tamara P. Fields LCSW-S. She earned her Bachelor's in Social Work from Texas A&M University Central Texas and received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing her play therapy credential under the supervision of Dr. Kristy Donaldson. She has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), Sand Tray Therapy, Play Therapy, and is currently working on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Kelly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers Central Texas Chapter's Steering Committee. She has over 5 years of experience working in the and social services field in various settings with both military and civilian communities. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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