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Our Team

CACC is run as a comprehensive fiscal sponsorship of CALICO, the accredited children’s advocacy center for Alameda County. CACC's team is made up of permanent CALICO staff members and an Advisory Committee. 


Erin Harper, Executive Director 

Erin has worked in the children’s advocacy center field for over 8 years. Erin has held roles including Forensic Interview Specialist, Outreach Coordinator and Multi-Disciplinary Team Director. Read more

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Holly Fleming, Program Director

Holly began working for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California, a program of CALICO, in 2017. There she provides support and assistance to CACs and multidisciplinary teams throughout the state. Holly began her career in a community clinic as a marriage and family therapist trainee where she provided counseling to adults, children, families and couples. Read More

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Kristy Brodeur Dermody, Training Coordinator

As the Training Coordinator, Kristy has conducted trainings on interviewing child abuse victims, resiliency and the child abuse professionals, mandating reporting laws and responsibilities, interviewing victims with intellectual disabilities, and prevention and safety workshops. Read More

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Kathleen Cady

Kathy Cady recently retired after 31 years as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  She tried over 90 felony jury trials and specialized in family violence, child abuse, and sexual assault cases. Read More

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Dara Chanin

Dara Chanin is the Coordinator for Redwood Children’s Center in Sonoma County, which is housed in the Family Justice Center.  Redwood Children’s Center is a county run CAC, led by child protective services agency with support from our District Attorney’s office and law enforcement agencies. Read More

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Susy Flores

Susy Flores is the Director of Inner Circle Children’s Advocacy Center since February 2021.  She has worked within the field of child abuse for the past 14 years. Read More.

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Darby Geller

Darby Geller has been employed with the County of Sacramento Department of Child, Family and Adult Services, Child Protection Bureau for over seventeen years. She was a first responder in the Emergency Response program investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. Read More 

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Paul Gero

Paul Gero is the Assistant District Attorney for the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.  He has been a prosecutor for over 20 years, specializing in child sexual assault cases. Read More

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Mary Green

Mary Green is the Chief Investigator for the Placer County District Attorney’s office. Mary has served as the Placer MDIC Coordinator since 2016. She has been involved with her local Child Advocacy Center as both as an investigator and a forensic interviewer since 2013. Read More

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Al Killen-Harvey

Al Killen-Harvey is the co founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through integrating sexual health. He is also at the Chadwick Center where he has served in a variety of clinical and training positions. Read More

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Jessica Marques

Jessica Marques is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Clinical Forensic Manager of the Child and Adolescent Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC), a program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. CASARC is the pediatric sister program of the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) Read More

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Jenny Mathews

Jenny Mathews

Originally from New York City, Jenny completed her Master’s in Social Work at NYU in 2012. Since then, she has been living in Los Angeles, CA working with Children’s Advocacy Centers. Read More

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Karen Meredith, Chair

Karen has been a prosecutor with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for over 40 years.  Specializing in the prosecution of child sexual and physical abuse, Karen is passionate about aiding communities to achieve best practices in their child abuse response. Read More

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Kelsi Perttula

Kelsi Perttula grew up in Sacramento and has lived in the Bay Area all of her adult life.  Kelsi worked 10 years as a forensic scientist, mostly for San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, and has been an assistant professor at CSU East Bay after starting a family. Read More

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Christina Schultz

Christina Shultz has been a member of the CACC Advisory Committee since February 2019.  Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in the field of child sexual abuse since 2004. Read More

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Michelle Shores

Michelle Shores, RN, MSN, MBA-HC, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P is a forensic nurse examiner and the Program Director for Palomar Health Forensic Services in San Diego County. The Forensic Health Services program is a nationally accredited child advocacy center that provides acute care services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Read More

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