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.

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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 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.

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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 graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a minor in Psychology.

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Jeanine is a Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She assists clients with protection orders, safety planning, action planning, and shelter intake and moving. She also provides case management and crisis intervention to our residents in our transitional housing program. She has been involved with the shelter for the past year as a volunteer. Jeanine is also involved with community outreach through Lions International, Humane Societies, Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), The Source, Operation Christmas Child, The Ministry Center, and her church. She served in the Marine Corps after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Iowa State University.

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Stacy is the Volunteer Coordinator/Victim Advocate at the Children and Family Center. She recruits and manages volunteers and interns, keeps track of donations, and assists with housing, safety planning, protection orders, and moving clients. Stacy graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.

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Parent Educators

Stella Smith, Peggy Miller

On Call Staff

Caroline Keever, Debbie Clark, Elda Jones,

Julia Day, Margaret Nelson

Board of Directors:

Kay Wilson- President
Pat Giffin, Kathy Lipiec, Carrie Sparks, Terry Robison, Amy Jackson, Susan Bridges, Victoria Fish