Meet Our Team

Michael Christy
Executive Director

Michael Christy serves as the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (CACMI), a statewide network Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) that serves more than 10,000 children and families every year. He began working with CACMI August 2017. His mission is to help ensure that every child in the  state has access if needed to an integrated response to child abuse allegations and ongoing trauma-informed services. Michael is actively involved in working with local, statewide, and national partners to promote and support the CAC/MDT model. Michael has more than a decade of non-profit leadership experience. In previous roles with a statewide behavioral health provider, he led a number of initiatives with multidisciplinary teams to improve patient care, including efforts to introduce trauma-sensitive care environments. Michael earned his MBA from the DeVos Graduate School at Northwood University. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and their 3 children, 2 dogs, and a cat.

 

Olga Mathis
Program Director

As the Program Director for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (CACMI), Olga Mathis leads efforts to provide technical assistance, training, and other member services to the statewide network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Prior to joining CACMI July 2018, Olga served as the Forensic Interviewer and Intake Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center of Shiawassee County. In addition to conducting forensic interviews, Olga facilitated the multi-disciplinary team case review meetings and maintained the client records database. She also served as a board member on the Human Trafficking Task Force of Shiawassee county. Olga earned her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Western Michigan University. In her spare time, Olga loves creating memories with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing with her puppies.

 

Charlotte Fahl
Administrative Coordinator

As the Administrative Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (CACMI), Charlotte Fahl is responsible for providing administrative support and managing office operations. Charlotte brings a broad base of professional experience to the role, including bookkeeping, customer service, graphic design, and project management. Charlotte is currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University, pursuing a degree in psychology. She is an active volunteer with CASA of Kent County, where she advocates for foster children. In her free time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and woodworking.

 

Our Board of Directors

Bethany Law, Chair
Cindy Morley, Vice Chair
Darcy Komejan, Treasurer
Rebecca Yuncker, Secretary
Lori Antkoviak, Past-Chair
Alex Brace
Yvonne Cameron
Nyse Holloman
Ellen Lynch
Melanie Richards
Kim Seidel
Kathleen Sweeney
Heather Therrien
Michelle Waskevich

 

Our CAC Members

Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center, Allegan County

CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, Arenac & Bay County

Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center, Barry County

Berrien County Council for Children, Berrien County

Children’s Advocacy Center, Calhoun County

Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center, Crawford, Iosco, Oscoda, Ogemaw, & Roscommon County

Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Genesee County

Child Advocacy Center, Gratiot County

Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center, Ingham County

Isabella County Child Advocacy Center, Isabella County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County, Jackson County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, Kent County

Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County, Lapeer County

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, & Wexford County

Care House of Macomb County, Macomb County

Manistee County Child Advocacy Center, Manistee County

Safe & Sound Child Protection and Advocacy Center, Midland County

Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, Clare, Delta, Gladwin & Missaukee County

IM Safe Child Advocacy Center, Ionia and Montcalm

Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County, Muskegon County

Care House of Oakland County, Oakland County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County, Ottawa County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan, Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency & Presque Isle County

CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, Saginaw County

Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center, Sanilac County

Child Abuse Prevention Council, Shiawassee County

Blue Water Area Child Advocacy Center, St. Clair County

Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola, Tuscola County

Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center, Washtenaw County

Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center, Wayne County (Detroit)

Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center, Wayne County (Southgate)

Network of Hope

Zoe’s Story.

Zoe first heard about the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) when someone from there came to her classroom. She was in 3rd grade at the time. The person from the CAC talked to the class about “body safety.” Zoe knew about keeping herself… Read more…

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