As the Executive Director, Sheila has provided leadership, commitment, and hands-on management to the organization since 1994. As one of SKW’s original employees, she continues to be a familiar face. Sheila received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mississippi University for Women, and has received numerous certifications and attended trainings related to child abuse, crisis response, runaway and homeless youth, trauma-based services, and non-profit management. Sheila is committed to meeting the needs of children and youth in crisis, continuing to provide vision and leadership for the organization, clearly displaying a servant’s heart. She loves being a mom to her two teenage boys and spending time at the beach.
As the Clinical Program Coordinator, Natalie assists the staff in ensuring services are effective for each child and young adult. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Emotional Behaviors Disorders and Counseling, and brings over 10 years’ experience in mental health and trauma. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys working out, cooking, learning better ways to be healthy, spending time family, and reading a good book with a cup of coffee.
As Administrative Assistant, Paige Dendy Lamkin is no stranger to SKWFS. For 10 years she served as our Office Manager before being elected as the Clay County Tax Assessor/Collector in 2011. After not seeking re-election, she came back “home” to serve as our Administrative Assistant. Paige handles many jobs at SKWFS including our financial operations and human resources. She is a life-long resident of Clay County and attended Mississippi State University. Paige is married to Shane Lamkin and is the proud mother of one son, Nate Lamkin. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, watching the Saints play football and playing with her dog, Gumbo.
As Shelter Counselor, Kasy engages with our shelter youth in individual and group therapy, family team meetings, and coordinates all services for our RHY youth. She helps implement positive coping skills and treatment goals in her relatable approach to each individual youth. She is a graduate of Mississippi College and the University of Alabama with her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work. Originally from Jackson, Kasy is a diehard State fan, wannabe part-time chef, lover of the beach, and weekend adventurer.
Cynthia has been at SKW since the doors opened in 1990, starting as a direct care staff member before transitioning into her current role as Case Manager in 1991. She oversees intake and discharge of residents, medical needs, school enrollment and collaborates with social workers and school officials. A graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development, Cynthia has always called West Point home. She is a wife and mother of three, who loves to take pictures and spend time vacationing with her family.
Joann Petty, Annie Webber, Kawanda Foard, Virginia Tallie,
Parthina Rogers, Lou Ann Golden, Antinique Quinn, Creacy Fulton and Melanie Eacholes
As TLP Advisor, Genika engages with TLP youth by providing individual, family, and group therapy. She works with the youth daily by providing positive support, healthy coping skills, and an individualized treatment plan for each youth. She has an extensive background in utilizing different therapy models for the diverse population. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with her degree in Educational Psychology and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Genika enjoys spending time with her family/friends, crafting home projects, and traveling.
As our Transitional Living Program Life Skills Coach, Aaliyah Quarles encourages youth to practice independence by assisting them with everyday tasks, teaching them how to network within the community, and by providing life skill courses on various topics. Aaliyah is a native of Holmes County, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work through online courses. She has a son and loves dogs. Aaliyah has a passion for helping youth and children. She is determined to make a difference as a social worker.
Rashad Hosey, Shelia Bush and Anita Foote
As CAC Pilot Project Manager, Ashton oversees the MDT Enhancement Project that is a partnership with Child Protection Services and Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi. This project builds relationships with multiple disciplines involved with child abuse cases, ensuring cross reporting and a collaboration of case investigation. Ashton also conducts mandated reporting across the service area bringing awareness to the MS Manadated Reporting Laws. A West Point native, Ashton graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s in Educational Psychology. She is a wife and pet parent to three dogs and a cat, and enjoys unwinding with Netflix after work and eating lunch with her grandma every Thursday.
Penny serves as Forensic Interviewer for the Children’s Advocacy Center. She is originally from Grenada, and graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology. A licensed social worker, she began her career with the Mississippi Department of Human Services: Family and Children’s Services as a Child Protection Specialist and Resource Specialist. Penny was recognized as Social Worker of the Year for Mississippi Region IV North in 2008, and retired from MDHS in 2012. After retiring, she worked at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation as the Director of Social Services. Although still “retired,” Penny has a heart for children who have suffered from child abuse and hopes to be a part of bringing justice to them and their families through the CAC. Penny enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her very mischievous dog, Lucy.
As one of our Child Advocacy Center Advocates and therapist, Reagan works with youth and family members to identify and address mental health treatment related to trauma. She is the Multi-Disciplinary Team Facilitator for Choctaw and Clay Counties, assisting law-enforcement and Child Protective Services in collaboration with cross reporting child abuse cases. Reagan received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Miss. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Reagan loves being with her toddler. She enjoys their daily adventures at the park and watching their favorite movie, Monsters Inc., together on the couch.
As our Clinical Program Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Sara oversees the day to day operations of the Children’s Advocacy Center and assists with services offered to children and families. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Mississippi State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Sara comes to the CAC with experience in working with children and families, project coordination, grant management and team building. Sara resides in Columbus, MS with her husband and three children. She loves being with her family, especially taking family road trips together. She also loves to relax with her favorite music playing and a good book to read.
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