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

  • Elizabeth Danforth, President - Kansas City Power & Light

  • Laura Sweeny McCarthy, Vice President - Global Prairie

  • Andy Goldberg, Treasurer – Bloch Real Estate Investments, LLC

  • Tom Proebstle, Secretary - Generator Studio 

Directors

  • Jim Anderst - Children's Mercy Hosptials & Clinics

  • Brian Barton - MC Power Companies 

  • Colleen Browne - Community America Credit Union 

  • Laura Hall - Community Volunteer

  • Josh Heinrich - UMB Bank

  • Catherine Kelly - cjk inc.

  • Jon Otto - Polsinelli

  • Adelaide Perry - Community Volunteer

  • Dan Portnoy - Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

  • Tom Proebstle – Generator Studio 

  • Tom Schroeder - C. R. Bard, Inc. 

The Child Protection Center Staff

  • Lisa Mizell – Chief Executive Officer

  • Beth Banker, MSW, LCSW – Clinical Director

  • Mario Bailey - Family Advocate

  • Dawn Clendenen-Moon, LMSW - Child and Family Therapist 

  • Megan Devers - Forensic Interviewer

  • Nancy Kauffman DuVall - Major Gifts Officer

  • Christina Guillen - Intake Coordinator

  • Kristin Kunard, MSW, LCSW – Extended Forensic Interviewer

  • Stefani Parton - Receptionist 

  • Staci Robinson - Evening and Weekend Receptionist

  • Zatina Rodriguez, MSW – Lead Family Advocate

  • Tiffany Scantlebury - Junior Art Director

  • Karena Shinneman - Family Advocate 

  • Jason Southard, LMSW - Child and Family Therapist 

  • Randi Spruill, LMSW - Lead Forensic Interviewer

  • Tyann Wiederholt - Forensic Interviewer

  • Laura Willeke – Development Director 

  • Brandy Williams, MSW - 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