Our Team

The work of the Child Protection Center is made possible through the efforts of dedicated Volunteers who provide invaluable guidance and support for the CPC Staff.

Our volunteer Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Agency Partners Council provide professional advice, consultation and bring a wealth of information, experience and professionalism to the direction of the CPC.

Board of Directors
Executive Committee

  • Dan Nelson, President - Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Elizabeth Danforth, Vice Presidet - Kansas City Power & Light
  • Doug Baker, Treasurer – American Century Investments
  • Laura Sweeny McCarthy, Secretary – Global Prairie

Directors

  • Jim Anderst - Children's Mercy Hosptials & Clinics
  • Andy Goldberg - Bloch Real Estate Investments, LLC
  • Josh Heinrich - UMB Bank
  • Catherine Kelly - Archer Foundation
  • Jon Otto - Polsinelli
  • Tom Proebstle – Generator Studio
  • Margo Quiriconi - Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics 
  • Jessica Ramirez – Metropolitan Community College Foundation
  • Tom Schroeder - C. R. Bard, Inc. 
  • Liza Townsend - Community Volunteer

The Child Protection Center Staff

  • Lisa Mizell – Chief Executive Officer
  • Beth Banker, MSW, LCSW – Clinical Director
  • Dawn Clendenen-Moon, LMSW - Child and Family Therapist 
  • Megan Devers - Forensic Interviewer
  • Nancy Kauffman DuVall - Major Gifts Officer
  • Christina Guillen - Intake Coordinator
  • LaTrisha Hudson - Family Support Specialist
  • Kristin Kunard, MSW, LCSW – Extended Forensic Interviewer
  • Karrie Moore - Collaborative Coordinator/Family Support Specialist 
  • Stefani Parton - Receptionist 
  • Staci Robinson - Evening and Weekend Receptionist
  • Zatina Rodriguez, MSW – Family Support Specialist
  • Tiffany Scantlebury - Junior Art Director
  • Randi Spruill, LMSW - Lead Forensic Interviewer
  • Tyann Wiederholt - Forensic Interviewer
  • Laura Willeke – Development Director 
  • Brandy Williams - Forensic Interviewer

Advisory Council

  • Laura Curry Sloan
  • Phil Bressler
  • Councilwoman Melba Curls
  • Dr. Richard Dreher
  • Lori Fluegel
  • Alice Kitchen
  • Dr. David Lisbon
  • Patrick McInerney
  • Rachael Steele

Agency Partners

  • Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
  • Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics 
  • Jackson & Cass County Children's Division
  • Jackson County Family Court
  • Cass County Juvenile Office
  • Jackson & Cass County Prosecutor's Office
  • All Jackson & Cass County law enforcement jurisdictions including: Kansas City, MO, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and Belton Police Departments 
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
  • The Children's Place