GCCAC Staff

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Christy Williams, MS

Executive Director

cwilliams@gccac.net

I received my BA in psychology, BS in Family and Child Development, and MS in Family and Child Studies from Texas State University-San Marcos. I have been with the GCCAC since October 2004 and love to help the children and families we serve.

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Michele Meehan, LMSW

Assistant Director

mmeehan@gccac.net

I have a BS in Sociology & Criminal Justice from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and a Master’s in Social Work from Texas State University. I am a licensed social worker and have been working with Children’s Advocacy Centers since 2005. I enjoy helping our kids and family in their time of need.

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Stephanie Opiela, LPC

Clinical Director

sopiela@gccac.net

I have BA in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University and an MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. I have seven years of experience in providing direct services and program management at Children’s Advocacy Centers. I am honored to help create a safe space for children to share their stories and begin in the healing process.

Ashlee Duval, BA

MDT Coordinator

aduval@gccac.net 

I received my BA in Psychology with a minor in English while serving in the Coast Guard. I am currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Victim Services Management at Sam Houston State University. I have over eight years of experience in military Human Resources. I am privileged to work with other agencies to ensure that children who have suffered are being given a chance to share their story and begin to heal.

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Chelsea Morrison, BA

Forensic Interviewer & Advocate

cbellomy@gccac.net

I received my BA in Music and Technical Arts from Christ For The Nations Institute. Children are my passion and working at the Children’s Advocacy Center gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those I love most– our little ones.

Amanda Garcia

Forensic Interviewer & Advocate

agarcia@gccac.net 

I received my BSW in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. I received my MS in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin where I was also selected as a Child Welfare Scholar. I love working with children and families and I’m excited to be a part of the GCCAC family.

Lisa Osborn, LCSW

Therapist

losborn@gccac.net

 I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with 10 years’ experience working with children and families. I received my BS in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oklahoma State University in 2007 and went on to complete my MS in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin in 2009. I fell in love with the CAC model during an internship with the CAC in Austin. My is passion is in empowering children and families to find their inner strengths, resiliency, and capabilities while helping them through their healing process.

Kimber-Lea Raef, LPC Intern

Therapist

kraef@gccac.net

I have a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University and an MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. I have been working with children, teenagers, and their families during times of crisis and life-transitions since January of 2015 and in various other roles all my life.  As a therapist at GCCAC, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to both identify their innate strengths and find ways to overcome their struggles.

Christine Jaecks, BA

Community Outreach and Executive Assistant

cjaecks@gccac.net

I received my BA in Sociology with a minor in English from Texas Lutheran University. I am a certified radKIDS instructor and I’m excited to expand our child abuse prevention program. I am honored to support our children and families during such a difficult process.

Gail Ferguson, BS

Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator

gferguson@gccac.net

I received my BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Texas State University.  After 25 years as a military wife and stay at home mom, I am thrilled to be able to support and work with a team so dedicated to protecting and healing the most vulnerable among us.