Rebecca Peevy - Executive Director
Rebecca is the Executive Director of The Children's Advocacy Center and has been with CAC since 2005. During her time with CAC, Rebecca has served as the primary Forensic Interviewer and Program Director before becoming the Executive Director. Prior to joining the CAC staff, Rebecca worked as a Child Protective Services Investigator for the State of Oklahoma for over 3 years. Rebecca is currently a Master's Candidate in Psychology at Texas A&M Commerce and holds a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She is a fellow member of the Professional Society of Forensic Interviewers, is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and was in the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2006-2007. She has conducted over 1500 child forensic interviews during her work at the CAC and has completed over 900 training hours in the field of child abuse and forensic interviewing and victim services.
Don Dickerson - Finance Director
Don provides for the day-to-day financial management of the CAC and insures the data integrity of the financial management system. Don holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration.
Angela Bates- Family Advocate/ Forensic Interviewer
Angela serves as a liaison between the CAC, MDT team members, the victim, and non-offending family members. A few of these duties include: making appropriate referrals for needed services to the victims and family members, provide information and assistance regarding Crime Victims Compensation, providing follow ups with clients, and overseeing the Rainbow Room’s incoming and outgoing inventory and assisting clients and workers with Rainbow Room requests. She also serves as a forensic interviewer for the CAC. She is currently part of Leadership Lamar County 2016-2017 Leadership Class. Prior to joining the CAC, Angela worked over 12 years at New Mexico State University as an Assistant Dean of Students for Student Judicial Services. Prior to working at NMSU, Angela worked for over 3 years as Children’s Program Coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Angela is bilingual and holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University.
David Coats, LPC, LCDC - Counselor
David provides counseling services, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to the child victims we serve and their non-offending family members as well as parenting classes and group sessions. Prior to joining the CAC, David work with teens and children through the STAR program as well as through his church as youth minister. David holds a Masters in Counseling from Texas A&M University Commerce and is a Marine veteran.
Jaci Shovan- Family Advocate/Community Education Coordinator
Jaci serves as a liaison between the Center, multi-disciplinary team members, the victim, and non-offending family members. Her duties include making appropriate referrals for needed services to the victims and family members, provide information and assistance regarding Crime Victims Compensation, conduct follow ups with clients, and provide support at all stages of involvement with the CAC. Jaci also facilitates intake coordination and provides community awareness through presentations, trainings, and education activities. Prior to joining the CAC, Jaci worked at Paris Junior College for 10 years as an Educational Advisor for a federal TRIO program. Jaci holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University Commerce.
Reisa Holzwarth- Administrative Assistant
Reisa provides support to the overall CAC program by ensuring the clients and families are comfortable while at the CAC. Reisa also provides support for CAC staff and MDT members by ensuring the day to day operations of the office are running smoothly. Prior to joining the CAC family, Reisa worked at Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division for 8 years, the City of Paris for 2 years and the Texas Workforce Commission for over 6 years. Reisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University Commerce.