Our Staff

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Colleen Merced

Executive Director

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Erin Yeager-Bates

Deputy Director of Operation

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Samantha Ciciarelli

Deputy Director of Services

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Wendy Lansing

Director of Finance

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Dana Walk-Wilson

Director of Development

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Ally Latour

Director of MDT Services

Olivia Stroman

Director of the Anti-Trafficking Program

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Alyssa Pizio

Clinical CSEC Case Manager

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Lauren Penizotto

Director of Outreach & Education

Derrick Brill

Lead Outreach & Education Specialist

Katie Abbatiello

Outreach & Education Specialist

Ashley Signore

Outreach & Education Specialist

Monica Hopkins

Director of Counseling

Siquest Smith


Paige Freeseman

Arts Therapist

Princess Ezeanochie


Alyssa Prawl


Kim Ducharme

Finance Assistant

Sophie Cali

Development Specialist

Marlea Hergenhan

Office Manager

Cecilea Marcoccia

Client Relations

Kathy Delaney

CFRT Coordinator

Tasha Benjamin

Lead Advocate

Keianah Greene

Victim Advocate

Marissa Capers

Victim Advocate

Je’Lia Roberson-Saddler

Victim Advocate

Devin Lumb

Victim Advocate

Rodneshia McIntosh

CSEC Victim Advocate

Our Board of Directors

The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is honored to have an active, engaged, volunteer Board of Directors, committed to achieving its mission of ending child abuse in our community.

Laura Serway – Board President, Philanthropist
Joni Steigerwald – Vice President, C&S Companies
Lisa Kennedy – Treasurer, SRC Inc.
Mark Popp – Secretary, Holowinski Wealth Advisory Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.
Brendan Ryan – Executive Member, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing Inc.
William Kamery – Past Board President, Dakota Wealth Management
Catherine Alton – Robineau Media
Dr. Janice Bach – Upstate Medical University
Adam Brown – One Group
Tiffany Lloyd – The Allyn Foundation
Christian Lord – Morgan Stanley
Thomas McMahon – Toshiba Business Solutions
Andrea Meggesto – Syracuse City School District
John Sereno – CH Insurance
Stephen Vasick – Mooney Marketing
Jarrett Woodfork – Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office