Carole Swiecicki Elected to NCA Board of Directors

18 Aug Carole Swiecicki Elected to NCA Board of Directors

Picture 001        Effective May 31, 2015, the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) welcomed Carole Campbell Swiecicki, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors.  Dr. Swiecicki will serve a three-year term, with the option to be re-elected for a second three-year term in 2018.  As the governing body for the NCA, the Board of Directors assists in guiding the organization towards meeting its mission to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to child victims of abuse through Children’s Advocacy Center and Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

         Dr. Swiecicki is the Executive Director of The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) in Charleston, SC–an accredited member of the NCA.  Swiecicki is a clinical psychologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Her knowledge and experience in the field of child maltreatment intervention and prevention will bring significant added value to the leadership of the NCA, as will her connection to an accredited member of the organization.  “I am excited to join this distinguished group of professionals working to reduce the impact of abuse on children,” Swiecicki remarked.  “This will be an opportunity to share knowledge at a national level and to further improve outcomes for children here in the Lowcountry and beyond.”

        Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance, echoed Dr. Swiecicki’s statements, saying, “After many years of dedication to our organization and the children’s advocacy center network, we are thrilled to welcome Carole to our Board of Directors.  Her knowledge of the work we do, and her direct and current ties to our membership will be extremely valuable as we continue to lead the National Children’s Alliance into the future.”

        Dr. Swiecicki joins the following individuals on the NCA Board of Directors:

David Betz (John Deere) – President
Karen Farst (Center for Children at Risk) – Immediate Past President and Accreditation Chair
Beth Brandes (Consultant) – Vice President
Janet Fine (National Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Project) – Treasurer and Secretary
Ernestine Briggs-King (Duke University Center for Child & Family Health) – Strengthening
Practices Committee Chair
Karen Meyer (Welltok, Inc.) – Development Committee Chair
Carole Campbell Swiecicki (The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center)
Jenny DiJames (Alignment Government Strategies)
Kevin Dowling (CARES Northwest)
Justin Fitzsimmons (SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice and Statistics)
Alethea Miller (Hartford County Children’s Advocacy Center)
Adam Rosenberg (Baltimore Child Abuse Center)
Leanda Walker, LGSW (Hartford County Children’s Advocacy Center)

For more information about the National Children’s Alliance, visit www.nationalchildrensalliance.org.