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, Chair - Global Prairie 

  • Elizabeth Danforth, Immediate Past Chair - Kansas City Power & Light

  • Tom Proebstle, Vice Chair - Generator Studio 

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

  • Jon Otto, Secretary - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 

Directors

  • Jim Anderst - Children's Mercy Hosptials & Clinics

  • Brian Barton - MC Power Companies 

  • Colleen Browne - Community Volunteer 

  • Laura Hall - Community Volunteer

  • Josh Heinrich - UMB Bank

  • Catherine Kelly - cjk inc.

  • Cory Miser - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 

  • Adelaide Perry - Community Volunteer

  • Dan Portnoy - Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

  • Tom Schroeder - C. R. Bard, Inc. 

  • Captain Sondra Zink-Groves - KCPD Central Patrol Assistant Division Commander 

Child Protection Center Staff

  • Lisa Mizell – President & CEO

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

  • Tufanza Byrd-Primos - Family Advocate 

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

  • Megan Devers - Forensic Interviewer

  • Nancy Kauffman DuVall - Major Gifts Officer

  • Hunter LaFevers, MSW - Forensic Interviewer

  • Chelsea Malcolm - Family Advocate & MDT Coordinator

  • Stefani Parton - Intake Coordinator 

  • Staci Robinson - Evening and Weekend Receptionist

  • Zatina Rodriguez, MSW – Director of Advocacy Services 

  • Tiffany Scantlebury - Junior Art Director

  • Karena Shinneman - Family Advocate 

  • Jason Southard, LMSW - Child and Family Therapist 

  • Randi Spruill, LCSW - Director of Forensic Interviewing Services 

  • 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