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. 

Sarah Bianco

Sarah Bianco

coordinator@oswegocac.org

Sarah is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelors Degree in Child and Family Studies. Sarah went on to work for child protective services in Onondaga County where she was based at the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center. 

As a family advocate at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Sarah will provide assistance and support to families through every step of the process beginning when the family first steps into the center. She will remain a constant source of support for the families as they navigate the child protection and criminal justice systems.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Tara Keough

Tara Keough

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.

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. 

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.

Olivia Sokolic

Olivia Sokolic

familyadvocate.olivia@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. 

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.

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.