Tammy King, Executive Director
Tammy King has served as director of The Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center since 2000. Since assuming the directorship of JCCAC in 2000, Tammy has worked tirelessly alongside her board, staff and team members to move the Center forward. The Children’s Advocacy Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally for innovative approaches to helping children in trouble. The Center has been called on to manage the Baby Moses Project, the Child Fatality Review Team and the Johnson County Christian Network for Foster Care and Adoption.
Drew Stallings, Program Director
Drew Stallings has been with the JCCAC since 2009. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University and has past experience with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services as an investigator, assigned to Crimes Against Children cases. Drew is responsible for overseeing all the cases that arrive daily at the JCCAC.
Kevin Sellers, Development Director
Kevin Sellers retired from public school education with 30 years of service in 2015. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southwestern Adventist University, his Master’s degree in Education Administration from Tarleton State University and his School Superintendent’s Certification from the Region 11 Educational Service Center in Fort Worth. Kevin also had the privilege of serving on the JCCAC Board of Directors from 2013-2015.
Linda Starnes, Office Manager/Intake Coordinator
Linda Starnes is a graduate of Joshua High School. Before joining the JCCAC staff, Linda was employed by the Joshua Independent School District as an Administrative Assistant at the Joshua High School Ninth Grade Campus. Linda provides an array of office management duties for the Center and services for families who are victims of crime. Linda is a family favorite she has the unique ability to make families feel welcomed, even in the most difficult of situations. Linda believes that her own early life experiences have prepared her to show compassion, love, guidance and security to our families.
Deidra Morgan, Statewide Intake Coordinator
Deidra Morgan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development with a Minor in Early Childhood Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Deidra works hand-in-hand with Law Enforcement and CPS, receiving Johnson County CPS reports from the Statewide Intake in Austin. She communicates with investigators on reported cases in order to schedule the forensic interviews, which may include the presence of our K-9 Advocates and Therapy Dogs.
Carolyn Carlson, Family Greeter/Volunteer Coordinator/Advocate
Carolyn is a graduate of Dodge City High School and attended Cowley Community College. Carolyn has the amazing gift of making the families feel comfortable and at home as they begin their journey of justice, hope and healing. Carolyn is the first person to greet the children and the families as they enter the Center. Carolyn’s duties include assisting families in completing their initial paperwork, showing them around the facility. Carolyn also leads out in coordinating the Center’s volunteer program.
Brandon Morris, Clinical Director
Brandon Morris oversees the JCCAC Therapy Program, which practices Trauma Informed Therapy. He supervises the therapists and counseling/social work interns. He also provides crisis intervention, individual, group and family therapy to our families. Brandon graduated from the Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. At Abilene Christian University he earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work. Brandon’s experience also includes working with children and adolescents in foster care.
Mia Hudson, Therapist
Mia Hudson is a Licensed Master Social Worker, serving as a therapist. Mia earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and two Bachelor degrees in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mia’s goal, using the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, is to provide children and their non-offending caregivers healing resources and life skills to recover from traumatic experience to provide a brighter future.
Stacey Selby, Therapist
Stacey Selby is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Tarleton State University. Prior to becoming a therapist, Stacey was a high school mathematics and special education teacher. Stacey has prior clinical experience in the field of substance use. Stacey’s goal is to provide children, teens, and their families a path for healing and empowerment through Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and other therapeutic strategies.
Thomas Macalik, Therapist
Thomas Macalik, or Tall Tom, is happy to be back in the DFW area! He has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a specialty in Early Childhood Development from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Science in Counseling with a child clinical mental health focus from the University of North Texas in Denton. Tom specializes in child-centered play therapy, and has therapy experience with children, adolescents, and adult clients that were victims of abuse at a CAC in San Marcos prior to joining Johnson County CAC. In addition to working with a previous CAC, Tom has had the opportunity to work with psychiatric and crisis services, women, children, and family shelters, and community mental health services. By utilizing a more holistic approach to counseling, he hopes to use the therapeutic relationship to help client’s become more self-empowered, self-regulated, and self-sufficient.
Kacie Hand, Forensic Interviewer
Kacie Hand, received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies from Tarleton State University. Kacie is a specially trained professional who conducts fact-finding interviews with children who have been alleged victims of sexual or physical abuse or have witnessed a crime.
Alex Vazquez, Bilingual Family Advocate and Forensic Interviewer
Alex Vazquez was born in Mexico City and arrived in the U. S. at age eight. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Professional Development with a Minor in Foreign Language at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. A previous college soccer coach and bilingual translator for Granbury ISD, he most recently was an investigator with the State Department of Protective Services. Alex is responsible for assisting families by filing Crime Victim’s Compensation paperwork with the Attorney General’s Office and for providing or locating services to help families meet their physical needs.
Omelicth Huizzi, Bilingual Family Advocate
Omelicth Huizzi earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling at Southwestern Adventist University. Omelicth is responsible for assisting the families that visit the center, providing and/or locating services to help meet their needs. Omelicth also leads out in facilitating Parent Support Groups.