- Executive Director
Linda joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in March of 2013. She most-recently served as executive director of the Children’s Consortium in Syracuse, a position she held since 2007. Prior to that, she was Director of Youth and Parent Programming for the Prevention Network. She has volunteered for and participated in a number of community organization boards and working committees over the years. Her role at McMahon/Ryan is managing the operations and staff of the center, which provides and coordinates multi-agency services for child abuse and neglect victims in Onondaga County.
Emily Alber Chase
- Office Manager
Emily joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in November 2012. Her duties at McMahon/Ryan include providing administrative support to the Child and Family Advocates, Therapists, and Board of Directors. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Philosophy from Syracuse University in 2010.
- Child and Family Advocate
Jennifer Majesky-Pike joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in June 2009. Her duties at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center are to provide support services for victims and families affected by child abuse, through court assistance, mental health referrals and provide on-going case management. She received her BA from Nazareth College in 2009. Jennifer is also certified as a Crisis Intervention Specialist through the American Institute of Health.
- Child and Family Advocate
Jami Ryan joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in June 2011. Her duties at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center are to provide support services for victims and families affected by child abuse, through court assistance, mental health referrals and provide on-going case management. Jami received her bachelors degree with a dual major in Psychology and Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2011.
MaryBeth Thome, MS & CAS
- Counselor - provides individual, family, and group counseling to children and families who have been affected by physical and sexual abuse.
MaryBeth began working at McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in 2009. She received her MS & CAS in School Counseling from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Samantha Staub, MFT
- Child and Family Therapist - provide individual and group mental health services to children and families who have been affected by physical and sexual abuse. With support, processing and education, Samantha helps to facilitate growth and understanding of such traumatic events.
Samantha joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in May 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and LGBT Studies, as well as her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University.
- Community Outreach Coordinator
Maureen joined McMahon/Ryan in February 2012 and has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults, teaching and facilitating training programs. She coordinates the High Five! program and other community presentations. Maureen earned her BS from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY and her MBA from the Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, CA.
- Child Fatality Review Team Coordinator
Christine Larkin serves as the coordinator for the Child Fatality Review Team in Onondaga County.
Patti Giancola, CFRE
- Capital Campaign Director
Patti came to McMahon/Ryan in March of 2011 as Capital Campaign Director for the new Child Advocacy Center. She has 20 years of fundraising experience and previously worked with the YMCA of Greater Syracuse and Syracuse University. She has a B.A. and M.S. from Syracuse University and is a Certified Fundraising Professional.