Karrie Damm

Karrie Damm

director@oswegocac.org

Karrie Damm, LMFT obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Syracuse University and has been a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist since 1998.  Karrie has specialized clinical training in treating families who have experienced abuse or trauma and has been affiliated with Child Advocacy Centers across Central New York since 2002.  Karrie has been the Executive Director of the CAC of Oswego County since 2010  and she has a wealth of experience supervising programs in the Child Welfare field in non-profit agencies like Catholic Charities and The Salvation Army.  She is past Treasurer and President of the New York Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (NYAMFT 2008-2015).  She is a member of the Child Protection Advisory Council in Oswego County and she works with other community agencies to address issues related to poverty, violence, child abuse, and human trafficking.  She is a fierce advocate for children and works tirelessly to help families find health, safety and compassion for one another.

Dawn Metott

Dawn Metott

dawn.metott@oswegocac.org

Dawn Metott is currently the Clinical Director at the Child Advocacy Center.  Dawn earned her master’s degree in Human Service Counseling at SUNY Oswego and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State since 2006.  She has a background in substance abuse prevention and counseling as well as creating various youth programming throughout Oswego County.  Prior to her current position, Dawn was a School Based Prevention Supervisor, Youth Court Coordinator and Social Worker.  She has held several positions throughout Oswego County and has lived and worked in this county her entire life.

Outside of work Dawn currently serves as a board member for the Parents of Special Children and is actively involved in helping with the special events they hold for children with special needs and families. 

Rachel Muntz

Rachel Muntz

coordinator@oswegocac.org

Rachel graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice in 2015. Rachel started as an intern in the Victim Advocacy Program in 2014, and was hired after recieving her degree. Rachel has years of expereince in providing advocacy services for child abuse survivors, commecial sexually exploited children and youth, and their parents/guardians. Rachel provides support and service referrals to families in crisis. Rachel also provides outreach and education to our community through speaking engagements, and providing training on The Commerial Sexual Exploitation of Youth and Children. Rachel is certified through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services to provide this training. Rachel's goals revolve around supporting survivors, preventing abuse and neglect of children an adolescents, and creating communitites that are educated and proactive in creating safe, friendlt environments for children and adolescents.  

Outside of work Rachel enjoys volunteering for various community agencies, and spending time with her family and friends. Rachel enjoys hiking, traveling, going to the beach, and Superhero movies. 

Tristen Johnson

Tristen Johnson

advocate@oswegocac.org

Before joining the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Tristen received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. It was this multi-systemic work that helped her realize her passion for Community Outreach, Advocacy, and Education.

As the Outreach and Prevention Advocate and Child Trafficking Coordinator, Tristen will be the community liaison and trainer for child abuse and exploitation prevention and intervention strategies in Oswego County. Her role permits her to work within the community to educate agencies, organizations, and institutions on the importance of child sexual abuse and preventive practices, such as the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children trainings, and relevant and timely child fatality prevention strategies. Tristen’s role as the Child Trafficking Coordinator will be to build and maintain the “Safe Harbour Critical Team”, modeled after the New York State Safe Harbour Law. She will serve as the point of contact for victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking- providing them with resources, empathetic best-care practices, and advocacy . Some of Tristen’s duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating and facilitating meetings and trainings, providing and giving guidance to programs or agencies that respond to human trafficking, and collecting data related to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and child trafficking.

Additionally, Tristen sits on a number of local boards, committees, and coalitions that help to inform and strengthen Oswego County and Central New York on critical outreach and prevention methods, strategies, and practices.

Sarah Weigelt

Sarah Weigelt

cac@oswegocac.org

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 the day to day operations of the office. Sarah enjoys reading in her spare time as well as spending time with her family.

Aimee May

Aimee May

forensicinterviewer@oswegocac.org

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. Outside of work Aimee enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

Crystal Hoban

Crystal Hoban

crystal.hoban@oswegocac.org

Crystal is a limited permit marriage and family therapist. She enjoys doing play therapy with children and sand tray work. Crystal enjoys hiking, running, and anything that includes being outside.

Sara Dopp

Sara Dopp

casemanager@oswegocac.org

      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.

Outside of work Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, various community events and outdoor activities, especially hiking.

Morgan Kiellach

Morgan Kiellach

morgan.kiellach@oswegocac.org

Morgan obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in family and community practice from Nazareth College. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Morgan is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to coming to the CAC she provided individual and family therapy to youth in foster care who experienced complex trauma. In her spare time Morgan enjoys traveling as well as spending time with her friends and family. 

Melinda Fatiga

Melinda Fatiga

melinda.fatiga@oswegocac.org

Melinda obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling Services (School Counseling) from SUNY Oswego. Before joining the CAC as a full time counselor, Melinda worked as a Mental Health Counseling intern for over a year at the CAC. Melinda also has worked as a counseling intern in multiple schools and settings in the county. She is currently a Permit Holder in Mental Health Counseling. In her spare time she likes to play board games and spend time with her family and friends.

Elizabeth Widrick

Elizabeth Widrick

elizabeth.widrick@oswegocac.org

Lizzie comes to us from Lewis County. There she was providing both group and individual counseling in the school systems to at risk students through Mountain View Prevention Services. Lizzie was raised in Castorland, NY and completed both her undergraduate and graduate programs in Rochester, NY through Roberts Wesleyan College. Her license is in social work as an LMSW, and she is currently working toward her LCSW. She enjoys using mediums such as art, poetry, music, and movement in therapy. She also works from an attachment-based and brain-based model of trauma treatment and includes caregivers in much of the therapeutic work done with her clients.

Shirley Kimber

Shirley Kimber

Shirley is a welcoming face to all the families that enter the Child Advocacy Center. She greets everyone with a smile and is available to help with families and staff.

Myia Hill

Myia Hill

myia.hill@oswegocac.org 

Myia obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from SUNY Oswego. As the Fund Development Director, Myia is responsible for philanthropic support so that the CAC can continue to carry out its mission. Myia has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and fund development serving previously as the Development Manager at the Oswego Health Foundation. 

Outside of work, Myia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.