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Staff

Leadership Team

Melissa Werkman

Melissa Werkman

Executive Director

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Rebekah McDowell

Rebekah McDowell

Operations Director

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Andrea Woller

Andrea Woller

Prevention Program Manager

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Samantha Akerman, LMSW

Samantha Akerman, LMSW

Clinical Supervisor

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Ashley Vance, LMSW

Ashley Vance, LMSW

Lead Forensic Interviewer

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Sarah Zuidema, LMSW

Sarah Zuidema, LMSW

Program Director

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Misti DeVries, BS

Misti DeVries, BS

Prevention & Outreach Director

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Core Staff

Alica Cadena, LLMSW

Alica Cadena, LLMSW

Therapist

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Katherine West, MSA

Katherine West, MSA

Communications Coordinator

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Márcia Van Soelen, LLMSW

Márcia Van Soelen, LLMSW

Family Advocate

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Andrea Walcott, LLMSW

Andrea Walcott, LLMSW

Therapist

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Katie Proctor, LLMSW

Katie Proctor, LLMSW

Therapist

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Marian Anderson, LLMSW

Marian Anderson, LLMSW

Caregiver Therapist

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Augustena Baar, BSW

Augustena Baar, BSW

Forensic Interviewer

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Kelsey Klumpstra

Kelsey Klumpstra

Intake Coordinator

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Melanie Mays, MA, LLPC

Melanie Mays, MA, LLPC

Kids Have Rights Educator/Therapist

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Jessica Turk

Jessica Turk

Client Support Specialist

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Kristen Sarkipato

Kristen Sarkipato

Kids Have Rights Educator

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Michelle Eason

Michelle Eason

Prevention & Operations Assistant

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Onalee Roberts, LLMSW

Onalee Roberts, LLMSW

Kids Have Rights Educator

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Preston

Preston

Comfort Dog

The best boy.

Samantha Klokkert, LLMSW

Samantha Klokkert, LLMSW

Therapist

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Susie Kim-VanderGriend, LLMSW

Susie Kim-VanderGriend, LLMSW

Therapist

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Melissa Vigh

Melissa Vigh

Administrative Secretary

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5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.