Our Staff

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Colleen Merced

Executive Director

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Erin Yeager- Bates

Deputy Director

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Wendy Lansing

Director of Finance

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Dana Walk

Development Coordinator

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Kacy Gardiner

Development Specialist

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Christine Larkin

Child Fatality Review Team Facilitator

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Ally Latour

Director of Advocacy

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Danielle Bishop

Lead Advocate

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Samantha Ciciarelli

Victim Advocate

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Tiffany De Moya

Victim Advocate

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Alyssa Pizio

CSEC Victim Advocate

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Derek Tefft

Sr. Community Outreach & Education Specialist

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Lauren Penizotto

Community Outreach & Education Specialist

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Merideth Buza

Data Entry Specialist

Keianah Greene

Executive Assistant

Jada Huntt

Receptionist/Client Relations

Olivia Stroman

Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator

Shaq Adams

Community Outreach & Education Specialist

Autumn Chapman

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.

John Harris – President, M&T Bank
William Kamery – Treasurer,
Nell Giannino – Secretary, Upstate University Hospital
Thomas McMahon – Past Board President, Toshiba Business Solutions
Dr. Janice Bach – Upstate Medical University
Travis Bort – ABC Creative Group
Rickey Brown – Good Life Youth Foundation
Christopher Caver – National Grid
Joseph Corona Jr. – Wells Fargo Advisors
Danielle Fogel – Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann LLP
Jack Hoppenstedt – Onondaga County Probation Department
Stacey Hotaling – ENV Insurance Agency
Lisa Kennedy – SRC, Inc.
Christian Lord – Morgan Stanley
Honora Marceau – Crouse Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/SU Health Service Department
James McKenna – Parsons-McKenna Construction Company
Dr. Mark Paciorek – Paciorek Orthodontics
Laura Serway – Philanthropist
Joni Steigerwald – C&S Engineers
Ryan Suser – Bousquet Holstein
Stephen Vasick – Mooney Marketing
Jarrett Woodfork – Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office