Our Team

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is staffed by a highly-qualified team of 35 professionals including clinicians, social workers, advocacy specialists, licensed therapists/mental health experts, and forensic experts specially trained to implement trauma-focused, evidence-based practices.  Our team of marketing, development, public relations specialists, and trainers strive to raise awareness and funding in the community about child abuse.  Our team has a combined 143 years at Child Advocates of Fort Bend and over 380 years of professional experience in the field of child development, child abuse identification and treatment, advocacy, education, development and management. Our professionals have obtained degrees in psychology, child development, early childhood education, criminal justice, social work and management, with 50% earning one or more Masters Degrees.  As lifetime learners, the staff participates and presents at industry conferences and workshops every year to remain current in the latest modalities.


Ruthanne Mefford
Chief Executive Officer
B.A., Psychology; M.B.A.
P:  281-344-5103
E:  rmefford@cafb.org

Catherine Zapalac, CAP
Executive Assistant
P:  281-344-5175
E: czapalac@cafb.org

Jane O’Dell
Finance and Administration Director
P:  281-344-5101
E:  jodell@cafb.org

Angela Lewis
Accounting & Administrative Assistant
B.A., Finance
P:  281-344-5150
E:  alewis@cafb.org

Irene Wisner
Administrative & Outreach Coordinator
P:  281-344-5171
E:  iwisner@cafb.org


Metoyer Martin
Program Director – CASA
B.A., Criminal Justice; M.A., Sociology; MSW
P:  281-344-5122
E:  mellis@cafb.org


Aly Ferrante
Advocacy Specialist Team Leader
B.A., Public Relations
P:  281-344-5174
E:  aferrante@cafb.org

Leroy Hodge
Advocacy Specialist
B.S., Sociology; M.A., Theological Studies
P:  281-344-5126
E:  lhodge@cafb.org

Karen Jordin
CASA Program Assistant
B.S., Business Administration
P:  281-344-5258
E: kjordin@cafb.org

Renee Lukefahr
Advocacy Specialist
P:  281-344-5146
E:  rlukefahr@cafb.org

Lolita Robles
Courtesy CASA
B.A., Psychology; M.A., Social Work; MSW
P:  281-746-5686
E:  lrobles@cafb.org

April Shaver
Advocacy Specialist Team Leader
B.S., Human Development and Family Studies
P:  281-344-5201
E:  ashaver@cafb.org

Carol Thesing
Advocacy Specialist Team Leader
B.S., Criminal Justice
P:  281-344-5124
E:  cthesing@cafb.org

Jackie Townsend 
Collaborative Family Engagement Coach
M.Ed., Special Education
P:  281-923-9196
E:  jtownsend@cafb.org

Krystal Vann
Program Innovation Manager
B.S., Human Development and Family Studies
P:  281-344-5130
E:  khughes@cafb.org

Alli Waterwall
Advocacy Specialist
B.S., Criminal Justice
P: 346-327-3609
E:  awaterwall@cafb.org



Fiona Remko, LCSW-S
Certified PCIT Therapist
Program Director, Children’s Advocacy Center
B.A., Psychology; MSW
P:  281-344-5112
E:  fremko@cafb.org


Giselle Andujar, LMSW
Bilingual Children’s Services Coordinator
B.A., English; B.A., Psychology; MSW
P:  281-344-5262
E: gandujar@cafb.org


Amna Ahmed, LMSW
Children’s Services Coordinator
B.A. Liberal Studies; B.S. Psychology; MSW
P:  281-344-5265
E: aahmed@cafb.org

Carolina Coronel, LCSW
Bilingual Therapist
B.A., Psychology, MSW
P:  281-344-5263
E:  ccoronel@cafb.org


Ana Dlouhy, LCSW
TF-CBT Certified/PCIT Certified
Registered Play Therapist/Bilingual Therapist
B.B.S, Psychology; MSW
P:  281-344-5167
E:  adlouhy@cafb.org

Joe Driver
Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator
B.S., Criminal Justice; M.S., Criminal Justice Administration
P:  281-344-5232
E:  jdriver@cafb.org

Lianna Estrada
Data Specialist
B.S., Fitness & Human Performance – Exercise Science
P:  281-344-5234
E:  lestrada@cafb.org

Kristy Gutierrez
Manager of Forensic Interviewing
B.S., Criminal Justice; M.S., Administration of Justice and Security
P:  281-344-5134
E:  kgutierrez@cafb.org

Christina Henriquez
Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
B.A., Psychology
P:  281-344-5266
E: chenriquez@cafb.org

Jessica Hernandez, LPC, LMFT
Manager of Therapy Services
M.A., Family Therapy
P:  281-344-5159
E:  jhernandez@cafb.org

Melissa Johnson
Program Assistant
B.S., Elementary Education
P:  281-344-5168
E:  mjohnson@cafb.org

Renee Johnson
Criminal Court Advocate
B.S., Social Work
P:  281-344-5132
E:  rjohnson@cafb.org

Lauren Klosterboer, LPC – Intern
Intake Specialist/Therapist
B.A., Psychology; M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling
P:  281-344-5157
E:  lklosterboer@cafb.org

Lizbeth Ocampo
Bilingual Forensic Interviewer
B.A., Criminal Justice; M.S., Victim Services Management
P:  281-344-5118
E: locampo@cafb.org

Maggie McDougle
Forensic Interviewer
B.A., Sociology; M.S. Human Services
P:  281-344-5142
E: mmcdougle@cafb.org

Ophelia Mok, LCSW
Children’s Services Coordinator
B.A., Social Work; MSW
P:  281-344-5116
E: omok@cafb.org

Elena Petre, LMSW
Intake Specialist/Bilingual Therapist
B.A., International Development; MSW
P: 281-344-5164
E: epetre@cafb.org

Brenda Ramirez
Bilingual Forensic Interviewer/Children’s Services Coordinator
B.S., Psychology
P: 281-344-5161
E: bramirez@cafb.org

Heather Rashid, LMSW
Children’s Services Team Lead
B.A., Psychology; MSW
P: 281-344-5138
E: hrashid@cafb.org

Sasha Soileau
Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator
B.S., Criminal Justice
P:  281-344-5261
E:  ssoileau@cafb.org

Meghan Zeien, LMSW

B.S., Social Work; MSW
P:  281-344-5120
E:  mzeien@cafb.org

Laura Zelaya
Bilingual Services Specialist
B.A., International Relations & Spanish
P:  281-344-5256
E:  lzelaya@cafb.org


Development and Marketing

Anne Bulan
Communications Specialist
B.A., English; M.F.A.
P:  281-344-5110
E:  abulan@cafb.org

Jessica Jubin
Development Officer
B.S., Journalism
P:  281-344-5136
E:  jjubin@cafb.org

Dana Mersiovsky
Development Officer
B.A., General Studies
P:  281-344-5106
E:  dmersiovsky@cafb.org

Lisa Moore
Development Officer
B.A., Journalism
P:  281-344-5108
E:  lmoore@cafb.org

Deborah Spencer
Development Analyst
A.A., Art
P:  281-344-5174
E:  dspencer@cafb.org


Volunteer Recruitment and Training

Lindsey Castellanos
Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator
B.A., Psychology
P:  281-344-5259
E:  lcastellanos@cafb.org

Casey Davis
Volunteer Services Team Leader
B.A., Business Administration
P:  281-344-5172
E:  cdavis@cafb.org