Heroes in Child Advocacy
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.
Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate
Ms. Everhart is an expert forensic interviewer who works directly with children who may be victims of crime or other maltreatment. She provides a comfortable environment for children to tell their stories of abuse through a trauma informed and research based methodology. She works directly with investigative agencies during the investigation and is able to provide expert testimony in court on behalf of children. Ms. Everhart also acts as a family advocate where she provides support and resources to the non-offending caregivers of child victims. She is a graduate from Colorado State University Pueblo where she earned two bachelors degrees in Political Science and History, she also earned her minor in and certificate in Homeland Security. Ms. Everhart has been working with victims of crime and at risk youth for the past 5 years.
Resource Development Coordinator
Luann recently joined the Pueblo Child Advocacy team because of strong mission affinity. She earned a BS in Computer Science Technology and is ABD to complete a MBA. She has dedicated herself to nonprofit work in public television, Scouting, hospice, and population health. Her resume provides evidence of more than 25 years of experience in the full scope of development to support organizational growth, program outreach, and mission delivery. Put simply, she connects donors with our mission.
Luann has served on numerous Boards and has served a variety of committees for community organizations. As a Medical Corps Volunteer, Luann and her dog, Alice, are in training to become a therapy dog team working at sites in Pueblo County, giving comfort and companionship to children and adults.