Tory DeCaire

Tory DeCaire

Executive Director

Tory joined the CAC after a long career with the Oswego Police Department. Tory spent 22 years with the Oswego Police Department most recently as the Chief of Police. His years of public service and experience in law enforcement provide direction and leadership to staff as well as our multi-disciplinary team approach here at the CAC.

Carol Gazitano, LMFT

Senior Program Director

Carol obtained her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in 2011. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Circle of Security Parenting Program. Carol was previously a staff therapist at the CAC for over five years, and now rejoins the team as the senior program director. 

Justin Rudgick

Development Finance Director

Justin is responsible for the management of grant funding and finances for the CAC.  He brings 15 years of professional experiences with identifying grants, strategies and solutions in different professional capacities in the area of Nonprofit Management and Community & Economic Development.  Justin holds graduate degrees in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. 

Sarah Weigelt

Sarah Weigelt

Fund Development Manager

Sarah holds an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Cayuga Community College. Sarah has extensive experience in managerial and administrative roles serving previously as the Director of Springside, an affiliate of Oswego Health. In her role here at the CAC, Sarah manages our development activities and programs as well as our fundraising campaigns and events.

Melanie Smith, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor

Melanie supervises the clinical program at the CAC and was previously a CAC therapist for several years. Melanie graduated from SUNY Oswego’s Mental Health Counseling program in 2011, during which she also interned at the CAC. Melanie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Circle of Security Parenting Program. Melanie also has experience working with children with problematic sexual behaviors.    

Olivia Sokolic

Olivia Sokolic

Advocate Supervisor & MDT Coordinator

Olivia is a graduate of Cazenovia College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Services and graduated at the top of her class. During her undergraduate studies, Olivia was afforded multiple opportunities to work with diverse populations. Upon graduating, Olivia served as an Advocate/Educator for Oswego County Opportunities Inc., Services to Aid Families (SAF) Program. She uses the knowledge and experience she gained in her previous position to assist children and families through the investigation, prosecution, and recovery processes in her current position as a Family Advocate for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County. 

Aimee May

Forensic Interviewer

Aimee is a Combat Veteran of the Armed Services and a retired Sergeant with the Fulton Police Department. Aimee has extensive knowledge and sensitivity to family systems and child victimization. She has vast knowledge and experience in the overall Child Protection and Legal systems. Aimee holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice. She has successfully completed both Child First Forensic Interview Training and Forensic Interviewing Best Practices. 

Taylor Hart

Taylor Hart

CSEC Family Advocate 

Taylor Hart joins us with a Bachelor's in Communication & Social Interaction from SUNY Oswego as well as an Associate's in Communication & Media Studies from Monroe Community College. Before joining the CAC Taylor worked most recently with Oswego County Opportunities Inc., Services to Aid Families (SAF) program as a School Based Advocate/Educator for the Hannibal School District. Taylor provided advocacy, education and emotional support to youth experiencing unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Priorly, Taylor also worked as a Therapy Aide for Oswego Hospital Behavioral Health Services where she became familiar with many barriers our communities face. Taylor uses her experience with a trauma informed approach to support and assist children and families here at the CAC. 

Kelley O'Hora

Family Advocate 

Kelley joins us with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from SUNY Canton as well a minor in Sociology and CASAC-T. Kelley also holds an Associate's degree in Social Sciences from Herkimer Community College. She is currently enrolled in Syracuse University's Master of Social Work program. Before joining the CAC Kelley worked most recently with Oswego County Opportunities Inc., Arbor House program, as a Primary substance abuse counselor. Kelley provided individual counseling, along with therapy groups for men with substance and alcohol related issues. Prior to that, Kelley also worked as a skill builder for Cayuga Counseling where she became familiar with working with families and providing them with the skills to cope with trauma. Kelley uses her experience with a trauma informed approach to support and assist children and families here at the CAC.

Jessica Westberry

Outreach & Prevention Educator 

Before joining the Child Advocacy Center, Jessica was a Skill Builder at Hillside Children’s Center's Youth and Families Come First Program for three years. Prior to Hillside, Jessica worked as a Head Preschool Teacher at The Children’s Center of Oswego for seven years. She has also done various work with the Circle of Security Program around Oswego County. As the Outreach and Prevention Educator, Jessica is the community liaison and trainer for child abuse and exploitation prevention and intervention strategies in Oswego County. In her role as the Outreach and Prevention Educator, Jessica works within the community to educate agencies and schools on the importance of child sexual abuse and prevention. As the Child Fatality Review Team Coordinator, she educates peers to help prevent child deaths in the future through an educational comprehensive approach. As the Safe Harbour Coordinator, Jessica coordinates and facilitates meetings, provides trainings, and gives guidance to agencies or programs that respond to human trafficking. 

Sara Dopp

Advocate Case Manager

Sara has a strong background in providing services and advocacy for disadvantaged populations.  Sara worked with CNYDSO for over ten years where she provided clients with residential, habilitative and vocational services. Here at CAC, Sara coordinates client needs with outreach of community resources to better assist victims with challenges while also empowering them to rebuild their lives.

Leeann Swager, LMFT, MSW


LeeAnn Swager is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Masters in Social Work. She also holds a Bachelors in English and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She was a marriage & family therapy intern at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County from 2018-2019. She has an extensive background of working in child welfare, rape crisis, domestic violence, disability advocacy, disordered eating, with LGBTQIA+ populations, and couples and family counseling. 

Tristen Johnson, LMFT


Tristen Johnson is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelors in Family and Social Sciences and dual-associates degrees in Youth Studies and Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota. She was a marriage & family therapy intern at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County from 2018-2019 and served as the Outreach and Prevention Advocate and Safe Harbor Coordinator in 2019. She has an extensive background of working in specialized sexual abuse services, social justice advocacy, and specializes in sexuality and gender therapy working with LGBTQ2IA+ populations in individual, couples, and family counseling. 

Jessica Frank

Jessica Frank, LP-MHC


Jessica is a graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from SUNY Cortland. Before joining CAC as a therapist, Jessica completed her counseling program internship at a private practice, where she provided individual counseling to clients from various populations. She is currently a Permit Holder and is working towards her license in Mental Health Counseling. 

Makalah Betts, LP-MFT


Makalah is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a certificate of advanced studies in trauma. Makalah also holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne college. Makalah has worked with children, families and couples throughout her time in private practice and agency settings. She currently holds a limited permit in marriage and family therapy and is working toward licensure.

Brittany King

Brittany King

Client Services Representative

Brittany is a 2013 graduate of SUNY Oswego, earning a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in Forensic Science.  Brittany is our current Client Service Representative, ready to greet clients, help with insurance issues, and provide a nice atmosphere to the front office.  Previously, she worked for St. Joseph's Imaging Associates as the Fulton office manager, for the last 6 years, completing daily overview tasks of the offices, greeting patients, and exam billing.  

Renee MacCrimman

Client Services Representative

Renee is a 2003 graduate of Bryant & Stratton College, earning an associate degree in Administrative Medical Assisting.  She also has many years of child-care experience as a Teacher's Assistant at Pulaski Daycare. Renee is our Client Service Representative at our Pulaski office.  She currently also works as a supervisor at Kinney Drugs. Renee enjoys helping others and bringing smiles to their faces.