Executive Director, Court/Victim Advocate, Victim Advocates, Volunteer Coordinator, On Call Advocates, and Parent Educators.


Meet the Staff

Linda Mattson is the Executive Director at the Children and Family Center.  She joined the center in November of 2016 after spending 15 years as a teacher and principal in Northwest Missouri.  She provides financial and personnel leadership by applying for grants, submitting monthly reports, paying bills, setting goals, and hiring and evaluating staff.  She also works as an advocate by interacting with clients and providing support as needed.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Superintendency, all from Northwest Missouri State University.


 

Meghann is a Court/Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She has provided emotional support to victims in the courtroom, assistance with housing, support groups, hospital advocacy, and safety planning for eight years, as well as train new volunteers and provide education and awareness to the community by classes and public speaking. She is certified in the Safe At Home Program and Mental Health First Aid and continues her education in various trainings each year. She co-developed a program called Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE), and she is teaching a class on domestic and sexual violence to the offenders at the Maryville Treatment Center. She is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Maryville Partners In Prevention (MVPIP), and she currently serves on the Membership Committee at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV). Meghann graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Sociology.


 

Johnny Looram is a Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. He has been involved with the shelter as a volunteer, intern, and now a staff member for four years, helping victims of domestic violence through emotional support, protection orders, and assisting them in transitioning into their new homes. He also has acted as liaison between the shelter and his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Lambda since early 2014. Together, they have raised money, earned donations, and spread the word on the services the CFC provides. Additionally, Johnny teaches a class at the Maryville Treatment Center about domestic and sexual violence. He is currently a student at Northwest Missouri State University and will graduate this April with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a minor in Psychology.


 

Ashlea is a Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She assists clients with crisis management, safety planning, action planning, protection orders, and shelter intake. Ashlea takes part in community outreach, speaking to various organizations about the shelter and its services, as well as presenting to schools within the five county area over healthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse. She is Mental Health First Aid certified and attends various Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) trainings throughout the year to expand on her education. Ashlea will graduate from Northwest Missouri State in the Spring of 2018 with her Bachelors of Science in Human Services with a minor in Sociology.


 

Kylie is the Volunteer Coordinator/Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She assists with housing, safety planning, and protection orders, as well as take care of all donation needs for clients, assists with moving clients, organizes all events to take place at the shelter, manages volunteers and interns, and provides community education about the signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships. She is currently a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Maryville, which provides a collaborative effort of community organizations to be more effective when crisis arises. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid and continues her education in various trainings each year. Kylie graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business.


 

Emily is a Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She assists clients with protection orders, safety planning, action planning, and shelter intake. She also provides case management  and crisis intervention to our residents in our transitional housing program.  Emily also takes part in reaching out to schools around our five county area and speaks to students about healthy and unhealthy relationships, abusive relationships, and consent. She is Mental Health First Aid certified and attends trainings at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV). Emily graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a minor in Child and Family Studies.


Parent Educators

Stella Smith, Peggy Miller


On Call Staff

Elda Jones, Debbie Clark, Caroline Keever, Margaret Nelson


Board of Directors:

Kay Wilson- President
Pat Giffin, Kathy Lipiec, Carrie Sparks, Terry Robison, Amy Jackson