Board of Directors

We are incredibly grateful for our volunteer Board of Directors who spend countless hours providing guidance and support of our mission. 


Linda Wastyn



Kasey Kelly 

First Vice President

Monica Smith

Second Vice President

Jane Bahls



Tom Thoms


Jerry Drucker

Exec. Committee Member

Kristin Glass

Mary Macumber-Schmidt

Luis Moreno

Tracy Poelvoorde

Jon Sexton
Mary Ann Stoffel 

Beth Ann Stratton


Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee provides support and guidance for our mission and to our board of directors. We appreciate their knowledge and expertise. 

Rakesh Alla

Gene Blanc

Richard McClean

Matt McCombs

Joe O'Rourke Sr.

Mike Thoms



We are fortunate to have a dedicated and committed staff! Learn more about members of our team here


Mark Mathews, M.A. Ed

Executive Director

Jeni McGuire

Director of Finance and HR

Michael Terry, LCSW, LISW

Director of Programs

Brooke Hendrickx

Director of Development and Communications

Community Education 

24/7 Dads

Basic Training for New Dads

Prevention Education

Families First

Second Step

Parenting Classes

Children Exposed to Violence Conference

Alyssa Acton

Program Manager

Community Education

 Heather Lamb 

Prevention Education Specialist

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate Program


Daniel Williams 

CASA Coordinator

All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network

Georgia Stear

AOK Network Coordinator


Healthy Families Program and Doula Services

Sam Mathew

Healthy Families Program Manager


Debra Bozik, LMT, CBE, CD (DONA)

Doula Program Coordinator 


Rebecca Collis

Family Support Specialist

Jessica Smith

Family Support Specialist

Natividad Keim

Family Support Specialist

Cassie Talbot

Family Support Specialist


Tina Greer, CD (DONA)


Shawna Lodge


Joanna Duffy-Manning


Tonya Williams


Safe From the Start

Emily Cummings

Program Manager

Safe From the Start

Paula Jaeger

Child Therapist

Catherine Bass

Child Therapist

Charlene Brants

Administrative Assistant



Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center


Kadie McCory, MPH

Program Manager


Jenna Wagner

Family Advocate and Medical Coordinator

Rebecca Valladares, MA, LPC 
Forensic Interviewer and Community Educator

Mikayla Cardenas

Family Navigator



 Since 1977 Child Abuse Council has been a community leader in PREVENTION programs. We focus on the earliest years in a child's life to ensure a strong start for a healthy future.

The Child Abuse Council does not investigate child abuse cases, although we do partner with DCFS and DHS in both Iowa and Illinois. We work instead to eliminate child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse Council was organized in 1977 through the efforts of citizens and professionals concerned about child abuse and neglect in the Quad Cities. Our philosophy has always been one of community effort and cooperation. We have a local commitment to Prevent Child Abuse Illinois and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and have many programs and services that help children and their families.


The Child Abuse Council is a bi-state, regional, non-profit agency with more than 40 years' experience providing child abuse prevention, education and treatment programs for children and families in the bi-state metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Our goals for every child served are (1) a safe and nurturing home; (2) a secure parent-child relationship; and (3) an environment supporting successful growth and development.


The Child Abuse Council is the Quad Cities’ only child abuse prevention agency dedicated to  keeping children safe and building strong families with an emphasis on children aged zero to five years. We provide effective, holistic services by approaching child abuse prevention utilizing a public health model through three distinct paradigms:


  • Universal Prevention, through which the entire community is provided with education and support necessary for building nurturing families

  • Secondary Prevention, through which families are engaged with targeted, specialized support to keep children safe

  • Tertiary Prevention, through which children and families are provided with resources essential to healing from trauma, while teaming with skilled professionals to prevent recurrent abuse and neglect. 


The Child Abuse Council leads community efforts to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention. 



All children in our community will be raised in a safe, nurturing family environment.


  • Children and families have the right to live without violence or neglect

  • Child abuse affects everyone

  • All children and families deserve to be valued and treated with dignity, respect and love

  • All members of the community share responsibility for our children

  • Parenting skills are learned

  • All families can benefit from assistance and support

  • All families have strengths and abilities


  • We will increase unrestricted funding to ensure stability, support essential administrative costs and invest in new ventures

  • We will make wise decisions about how and when to initiate, maintain, collaborate or discontinue programs

  • We will effectively communicate and promote the organization's mission and programs to the community

  • We will not waiver from our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention


  • We value each person and treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • We value professionalism-we conduct business as a team.

  • We value encouragement and affirmation of each other's strengths and abilities. 

  • We value the fact that we, as individuals and members of the organization, conduct ourselves with the highest ethical standards. 

Contact Us

Moline Office

524 15th Street

Moline, IL 61265

Phone: 309.736.7170

Fax: 309.736.7150



Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center

1600 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine IA 52761
Phone: 563.264.0580
Fax: 563.263.2117


Media Inquiries



Fidelity, Reporting and Transparency

Child Abuse Council has received Platinum status on GuideStar, the premier nonprofit ranking website. The organization is now part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for leading the way in social change by demonstrating a commitment to measuring progress and sharing results.  GuideStar Platinum is the highest ranking available, and it has only been achieved by a very select set of organizations. Achieving a Platinum Level Profile demonstrates Child Abuse Council’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Learn more about our outcomes on our Impact page.