Tory DeCaire

Tory DeCaire

Executive Director
torydecaire@oswegocac.org

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.gazitano@oswegocac.org

Justin Rudgick

Development Finance Director
justin.rudgick@oswegocac.org

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.  In his spare time, Justin enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with the family. 

Aimee May

Aimee May

Advocate Supervisor & Forensic Interviewer
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.

Melanie Smith, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor
melanie.smith@oswegocac.org
Olivia Sokolic

Olivia Sokolic

Advocate & MDT Coordinator
familyadvocate.oliva@oswegocac.org

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. 

Tara Keough

Tara Keough

Advocate Outreach & Prevention
advocate@oswegocac.org

Tara is a graduate of Siena College where she obtained Bachelor Degrees in American Studies and History. Tara went on to work directly with youth struggling with complexities of trauma, emotional difficulties, and mental health challenges within a residential treatment environment. Following many years in Albany, NY, Tara moved back to her hometown in Syracuse, NY where she continued to provide youth-driven support and services to childhood as a children’s care manager. Tara is currently in graduate school at the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work, where she concentrates specifically trauma-informed practices and human rights perspective.

Outside of work, Tara enjoys watching history documentaries and British crime shows on Netflix, spending time with friends and family, trying the latest fast food, and reading articles, books, & memoirs regarding a range of social issues.

Sara Dopp

Sara Dopp

Advocate Case Manager
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, LMSW

Therapist
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, LPMHC

Therapist
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.

Sarah Weigelt

Sarah Weigelt

Fund Development Specialist
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 as well as assisting with Fund Development. Sarah enjoys reading in her spare time as well as spending time with her family.

Brittany King

Brittany King

Client Services Representative
brittany.king@oswegocac.org

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.  Outside of work she is generally spending time with her two dogs, taking dance and fitness classes at Creation Studio, or attending hockey games with her family.