Karrie Damm

Karrie Damm

admin@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.

Carol

Carol Gazitano

carol.gazitano@oswegocac.org

Carol gradated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy in 2011. She is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She has been a counselor at the CAC for almost four years. Carol really enjoys being able to help children and families in their healing process following a trauma.

Rachel Muntz

Rachel Muntz

coordinator@oswegocac.org

Rachel graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice. Rachel started as an intern in the Victim Advocacy Program in 2014, and was hired as a part time advocate soon after. 5 months later, Rachel was promoted to the position of full-time advocate. Rachel is also the program coordinator/advocate for The Oswego County Child Fatality Review Team. Rachel is a certified EMT-B and enjoy working on an ambulance. Rachel has been volunteering working with children in a variety of settings for about 8 years.

Jessica Westberry

Before joining the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Jessica was a Skill Builder at Hillside Children’s Center, Youth and Families Come First Program, for three years. Her time at Hillside was very productive and educational and has given Jessica skills that we feel will be very beneficial in her new role.
As the Outreach and Prevention Advocate and Child Trafficking Coordinator, Jessica will be the community liaison and trainer for child abuse and exploitation prevention and intervention strategies in Oswego County. Jessica's role as the Outreach and Prevention Advocate permits her to work within the community to educate agencies and schools on the importance of child sexual abuse and preventions, such as the Darkness to Lights Stewards of Children trainings, and child fatality prevention strategies such as safe sleep initiatives, etc. Jessica's role as the Child Trafficking Coordinator will be to build and maintain the “Safe Harbour Critical Team.” She will serve as the point of contact for victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Some of Jessica's duties will 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.