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Our Team

Meet the experts behind our agency

We see big potential in every moment and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique culture ensures that we have the very best staff at every level of operation. Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the agency.

Shelly Bohannon

Shelly Bohannon

Executive Director

Mollie Swafford

Mollie Swafford

Development Director

McKenzie Price



Program & Strategy Director

Bobbi Britto, LPC-S

Clinical Director

  • Demi Saucedo Forensic Interviewer
  • Addison Royal Forensic Interviewer
  • Robert Auth Forensic Interviewer
  • Lucy Gordon Forensic Interviewer
  • Yvette Smallwood – MDT Coordinator
  • Jill Hoyler – MDT Coordinator
  • DeAnne Oliver – Family Advocate
  • Alondra Harris Family Advocate
  • Leslie Chavez – Support Services Supervisor
  • Sarahbeth Hale – Outreach Specialist
  • Deana Miller – Data Entry Specialist
  • Natasha Jimenez – Data Entry Specialist
  • Cami Harper – Family Greeter
  • Debbie Oliver – Financial Administrator

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Application

Kara Gaut

CEO, Children's Home Healthcare

Roxanne Grabbe

President Elect
Assistant Vice President of Commercial Loans, Amarillo National Bank

Randy Gray

Past President
Store Director, United Supermarkets

Kaitlin Zamora

Assistant News Director, News Channel 10

Rob Parker

Senior Vice President, First United Bank

Rachel Anderson, MD

Pediatrician, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Bryan Bateman

CEO, Physicians Surgical Hospitals, LLC

Ethan Douglass

Vice President of Lending, First United Bank

Wes Dyess

Systems Analyst, Ardent Health Care

Samantha Espino

Associate, Underwood Law Firm

Ken Funtek

Assistant Chief of Police, Amarillo Police Department

Matt Garrison

Physical Security Officer, Bell Helicopter

Marco Gonzalez

Account Manager / LPC - A

Brett Harbert

Sr. Protection Services Consultant, Xcel Energy

Amy Rhoades

First Assistant District Attorney, Randall County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Justin Sanders

Assistant District Attorney, 47th District Attorney's Office

Kent Sappenfield

Project Superintendent, Western Builders

Sandra Tudon

Principal - Sanborn Elementary, AISD

Shannon Ward

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Natalie Waters

High Risk Analysis Senior Specialist, Pantex

Tim Williams

Retired, Randall County Sheriff's Office

Advisory Boards

Advisory Board of Directors Application

Clarendon 111 W. 4th

Clarendon, TX 79226

Dumas 210 E. 7th Ave.

Dumas, TX 79029

Hereford 218 W. 3rd

Hereford, TX 79045

Pampa 315 N. Ballard

Pampa, TX 79069

Pictured Top Left: Marco Gonzalez, Kent Sappenfield, Bryan Bateman, Tim Williams, Matt Garrison, Brett Harbert, Randy Gray, Ethan Douglass

Bottom Left: Sandra Tudon, Natalie Waters, Samantha Espino, Kara Gaut, Roxanne Grabbe, Kaitlin Zamora, Rachel Anderson, Amy Rhoades

Not Pictured: Wes Dyess, Ken Funtek, Rob Parker, Justin Sanders,  Shannon Ward,

1st CAC in Texas

Our History

In 1984, the Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention, formed by agencies serving children in the Texas Panhandle, recognized that the system in place to address child abuse was, in many cases, re-victimizing the very children it was intended to help.

Children were being bounced from professional to professional to tell and retell their story thus evoking stress, in some cases the children were interrogated instead of questioned.

Court cases were often lost due to a lack of comprehensive case management practices. Under the guidance of The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center, law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services, medical professionals and the judicial system came together in a memorandum of understanding, establishing the first Case Review Team in the state of Texas.

In 1989, The Bridge opened as the first Children’s Advocacy Center in the state of Texas. In 1994, Bridge staff assisted in the establishment of Amarillo Area CASA. In 1997 The Bridge hosted a press conference where Phil Gramm announced the passage of the Sex Offender Tracking and Identification Act. In it’s 25th year, The Bridge opened its fourth satellite office in Clarendon, Texas. With offices in Pampa, Dumas, and Hereford, Texas, The Bridge is able to offer services to rural regions of the Texas Panhandle.

Infographic showing the difference between CAC and without CAC