Heroes in Child Advocacy
Dena Rodriguez, MSW
Dena holds a Master's Degree in Social Work with a Macro Concentration. Dena is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. 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.
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 20 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.
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.