Professional Staff

Amy F. Economopoulos, MS, LPC, NCC
Executive Director

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.

Linda Bishop, MA, LPC, NCC
Clinical Director

Ms. Bishop has been with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center since 2005. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Georgia, a National Certified Counselor and a trained Forensic Interviewer. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, European Division and her Master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology from Argosy University. Ms. Bishop also has additional training in sexual abuse, trauma, play therapy and sand tray therapy. She provides supervision for graduate level interns and counselors and provides therapy for victims 3 to 17 years of age. Ms. Bishop has conducted over 400 forensic interviews at the request of Law Enforcement, Department of Family and Children Services and the District Attorney’s Office.

Roteasha L Washington, MS, LPC
Clinical Child Specialist

Ms. Washington has been a Clinical Child Specialist with the Anna Crawford Children’s Center since 2005, providing clinical and forensic services to children ages 3 to 17 years. Ms. Washington 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 therapy to child victims and families. Ms. Washington has specialized training in sexual abuse, trauma, and play therapy and is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Jacquie Sebastiao, MFT
Clinical Child Specialist

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, providing forensic interviews and therapy services in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Sebastiao has 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.

Brittany Burley
Child and Family Advocate

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 Masters 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 Certificed Darkness to Light Facilitator and provides sexual abuse prevention training to adults throughout the community.

Iliana Guzman
Parent Mentor Coordinator and Adoption Specialist

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.

Ferran Dennis-Lee
Parent Mentor, Adoption Specialist, Darkness to Light Facilitator

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. She provides in-home parent education and support services to at-risk families referred by Cherokee DFCS and she also facilitates parent groups. Mrs. Lee provides Adoption Investigations and Home Studies for Cherokee County Superior Court. Mrs. Lee also provides therapeutic services to victims of physical and sexual abuse. 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.

Kelley Vincent
Staff Accountant

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 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.