Heroes in Child Advocacy

Dena Rodriguez, MSW

Executive Director

Dena holds a Master's Degree in Social Work with a Macro Concentration. Dena is a PhD Canditate in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Managment. She has over 10 years of experience working in non-profit agencies and working with victims of crime/abuse of all ages. Dena provides oversight of the program, writes grants/reports, maintains the financials of the organization, implements policies and procedures and represents the Center's purpose, mission, and goals. In addition, Dena is a Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Facilitator.


Keith Madkins

Director of Services

Mr. Madkins serves as a full-time Director of Services overseeing the Family Advocacy, Forensic Interview, Prevention Services, Bookkeeping, volunteers & interns. Mr. Madkins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, served in the U.S. Air Force and was a certified Texas Police Officer. With over 15 years of management experience, Mr. Madkins manages and develops direct service employees and facilitates multidisciplinary teams that are critical in the advocacy for children of abuse. He is responsible for supporting the organization in fund development to increase financial sustainability, and serves as a Forensic Interviewer and Family Advocate.


Nancy Vigil

Family Services Coordinator

Nancy has devoted her time working with child victims and their caregivers for over 25 years. She provides emotional support and advocacy services for the families who visit the Center and coordinates visits between the family and the multidisciplinary team members. Nancy coordinates specialized case reviews and medical exams.


Chelsie West

Resource Development Coordinator/ Family Advocate

Ms. West recently joined the team at the Center in February of 2019. With a degree in English from Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Ms. West has 10 years of marketing experience and 6 years experience of grant writing and awarding applications. Ms. West comes to the Center with a proven success record. Ms. West has two roles: 1. Resource Development Coordinator; which is focused on fundraising, grant writing and community outreach and 2. Family Advocate, providing initial and follow-up support, referrals, and services to families who have been clients of the Center. This dual role allows Ms. West to have direct contact with programs and services, allowing for first-hand accounts used in grants, media and publicity. 


To Be Determined

Family Advocate & Forensic Interviewer




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 Pueblo Child Advocacy Center

301 W. 13th Street   Pueblo, CO 81003

         Office: 719-583-6332

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—  Caregiver