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

  • Laura McCarthy, Immediate Past Chair - Global Prairie 

  • Tom Proebstle, Chair - Generator Studio 

  • Adelaide Perry, Vice Chair - Community Volunteer 

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

  • Tom Schroeder, Secretary - BD

Directors

  • Jim Anderst - Children's Mercy Hospital

  • Katherine Baker Nelson - Lockton Companies 

  • Brian Barton - MC Power Companies 

  • Lace ClineLittler Mendelson P.C.

  • Lauren Dollar - Dollar, Burns, Becker, & Hershewe 

  • Amanda Ebberts - Veracity Consulting, Inc. 

  • Elizabeth LozierT. Rowe Price

  • Thomas McGannonLLOG Family Office

  • Cory Miser - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  • Grayson MurphyG.M.P. Murphy & Co., Inc.

  • Jon Otto - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 

  • Dan Portnoy - Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

  • Tyrone Watson-Ferguson Security Bank of Kansas City

Child Protection Center Staff

  • Lisa Mizell – President & CEO

  • Beth Banker, MSW, LCSW – Director of Clinical Services 

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

  • Megan Devers - Forensic Interviewer

  • Nancy Kauffman DuVall - Major Gifts Officer

  • Lindsey Knight - Family Advocate 

  • Hunter LaFevers, MSW - Forensic Interviewer

  • Rebeca Lopez - Afternoon/Evening Receptionist

  • Chelsea Malcolm - Family Advocate & MDT Coordinator

  • Ingrid Medina Ramos - Family Advocate 

  • Stefani Parton - Intake Coordinator 

  • Brittney Prock - Receptionist

  • Zatina Rodriguez, LMSW – Director of Advocacy Services 

  • Tiffany Scantlebury - Junior Art Director

  • Randi Spruill, LCSW - Director of Forensic Interviewing Services 

  • Ciara Van Wormer, LMSW - Child and Family Therapist 

  • Tyann Wiederholt - Forensic Interviewer

  • Laura Willeke – Director of Development 

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