Staff

 Stephanie Back - Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer
Stephanie is the Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center. She has been a Forensic Interviewer at the agency since its opening in 2009 and also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. She began her career in 2003 at Riley Hospital for Children, located in Indianapolis. Stephanie serves on the board of "ChildFirst/Finding Words Indiana" and is a member of APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children).

 Kelly Bridges - Associate Director/Forensic Interviewer
Kelly has been working at the Children’s Advocacy Center as a Forensic interviewer since June 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana State University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University. Kelly became the Associate Director in October 2017. Before coming to the center, she was a kindergarten and first grade teacher for South Dearborn School Corporation located in Dearborn County. Kelly is a member of APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) and trained in Child First forensic interviewing technique.


Cindi Wagner, Child and Family Advocate
Cindi has been the Child and Family Advocate at the Center since 2017. She provides information to families while at the Children's Advocacy Center and directs them to resources if needed. Cindi greets families as they come to the center and explains the process as well as answering any questions they may have. Before coming to the CAC, Cindi worked for Department of Child Services as a Case Manager for over 30 years.
 

Board of Directors

Tom Baxter
President, Indiana State Police Sergeant - District Investigations Squad Leader

Chad T. Lewis
Vice President, Prosecutor for Jefferson County

Monica Hensley
Secretary, Prosecutor for Switzerland County

Chris Meyer
Treasurer, CEO Friendship State Bank, Friendship

Richard J. Hertel
Board Member, Prosecutor for Ripley County

Drew Young
Board Member, Drew Young Law, Greensburg

Aaron Negangard
Chief Deputy Attorney General for Indiana