Ms. Economopoulos has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Berry College and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. She is responsible for supervising ongoing operations of the agency, maintaining a strong funding base, and representing the agency in the community. In addition, Ms. Economopoulos conducts forensic interviews and extended forensic evaluations with alleged victims of abuse, provides expert testimony, and facilitates multidisciplinary team case review meetings. Ms. Economopoulos is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and provides training on a state and national level in the area of forensic interviewing, having conducted over 1,475 interviews. Ms. Economopoulos has been affiliated with child advocacy centers throughout Georgia since 1997 and serves on the Advisory Council for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia.
Ms. Washington is the Clinical Director of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center and has been employed since 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, and licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Georgia. She conducts forensic interviews and extended forensic evaluations with alleged victims of abuse and provides clinical services to child victims and families. ms. Washington also provides supervision to the clinical staff and graduate level interns. Ms. Washington has specialized training in forensic interviews, sexual abuse, trauma, and play therapy and is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Mrs. Lee began her employment with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in 2013. Mrs. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in children and families from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Lee is a licensed social worker in the State of Georgia. Mrs. Lee conducts forensic interviews with alleged victims of abuse and provides therapy to child victims and families. Mrs. Lee has received specialized training in forensic interviews, sexual abuse, trauma and play therapy. Mrs. Lee has previous experience in the child welfare system and is a strong advocate for promoting stable and healthy homes for children in Cherokee County.
Ms. Santa Espinso began her employment with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in 2014, providing clinical and therapy services in English and in Spanish to children ages 3 to 17. Ms. Espinosa hold a Master’s of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an Associate Profession Counselor with the State of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. Ms. Espinosa has experience working with children and families who have experienced abuse and trauma. Ms. Espinosa also has additional training in sexual abuse, trauma and sand tray therapy.
Ms. Brittany Burley began her employment with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in 2011. Ms. Burley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Service and a Child Advocacy Studies Training certification from Kennesaw State University; she is attending the University of Georgia to achieve her Master’s Degree of Social Work. She has extensive training in Victim’s Assistance and Advocacy and provides support for the families served by the forensic and clinical staff at the Center. Ms. Burley also facilitates communication and information sharing with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, which includes law enforcement, the Department of Family and Children’s Services, the District Attorney’s Office and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She also provides in-home parent education and support services to at-risk families referred by Cherokee DFCS and facilitates parent groups. She also provides Adoption Investigations and Home Studies for Cherokee County Superior Court. Ms. Burley is a Certified Darkness to Light Facilitator and provides sexual abuse prevention training to adults throughout the community.
Ms. Guzman began her employment with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in 2000. Ms. Guzman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University. Ms. Guzman is bilingual, proficient in English and Spanish, and has worked in the field of Social Services and Child Abuse for over 21 years. Her primary responsibilities include providing in-home parent education and support services to at-risk families referred by Cherokee DFCS and facilitating parent groups. She also provides Adoption Investigations and Home Studies for Cherokee County Superior Court. Ms. Guzman has also been trained as a Forensic Interviewer and provides interviews in English and Spanish.
Ms. Sebastiao began her employment with the Cherokee Child Advocacy Council, Inc. in 2008 with the Children’s Stabilization and Assessment Center. In 2009, Ms. Sebastiao transitioned to the Anna Crawford Children’s Center, as a Clinical Child Specialist. In 2013 Ms. Sebastiao embarked into the Parent Help Program where she is facilitating Parenting groups and is an Adoption Specialist. Ms. Sebastiao holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. She brings many years of experience working with children and adults, community agencies, schools and the court system. Ms. Sebastiao has an extensive work history in mental health settings, including Outpatient Psychiatry, Sex Offender Programs, Family Violence Program and Dual Diagnosis groups.
Ms. Vincent serves as the Staff Accountant for the Cherokee Child Advocacy Council, Inc. She started on a volunteer basis for several months before being hired in 2009. Ms. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of New Haven, Connecticut and has worked towards her Masters in Accounting at Kennesaw State University. She works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Ms. Vincent is also the Training Coordinator for the ChildFirst Training program.
Ms. Martin joined the Anna Crawford Children’s Center as the Resource Development Director in September 2014. Her primary goal is to increase awareness and generate new and expanded revenue from various sources including private foundations, corporate and individual donors, special events, giving campaigns and government funding. Ms. Martin will work closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and community leaders to achieve ongoing funding strategies to continue to expand services for child abuse victims and families. Ms. Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Reinhardt University and a professional background in marketing, event planning, and customer relations.