Kathryn Norbeck, Executive Director
Kathryn has been with the 23rd CAC since October 2017. A native of Clarksville, TN Kathryn attended Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. After obtaining her B.A. in International Studies, Kathryn moved to Washington D.C. where she worked in intelligence. Kathryn worked with the Joint Warfare Analysis Center as an International Relations Specialist and then as a defense contractor at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Defense Economic Intelligence Analyst and later at the FBI as a Counter Terrorism Analyst. After marrying and having her first child she moved home to Clarksville to be nearer to family. Before joining the 23rd CAC team, she worked for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN. Kathryn lives in Clarksville with her husband, Ron, a real estate agent, and their two children.
Jessica Tigert, Sr. Forensic Interviewer
Jessica graduated in 2006 with a Child Development degree from Texas Women’s University. Jessica worked with the Department of Children Services working as a CPS worker in the South Central Region from 2007-2009. Jessica then worked for the Juvenile Court of Marshall County as a Youth Service Officer from 2009-2012. Jessica then moved to Dickson and began working with the Department of Children Services for Dickson County from 2012-2013. She worked in depth in that position with the 23rd CAC and when the Forensic Interview role came available she was able to move to that role. Jessica has been at the Child Advocacy Center since June 2013 and now acts as the Senior Forensic Interviewer. Jessica is married to Jason Tigert since 2007 and has a 9-year-old daughter.
Morgan Bowen, Forensic Interviewer
Morgan has been with the 23rd CAC since December 2016, when she was hired as a Family Advocate. Morgan provided advocacy services to over 500 victims of abuse until October of 2018 when she transitioned into the role of a Forensic Interviewer. Morgan has been a Dickson County resident since birth and graduated from Dickson County High School. In December of 2016, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in social work at Austin Peay State University. Morgan is married and when she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two Great Danes, shopping, and taking trips to the beach.
Jessica Wright, CPIT Coordinator
Jessica is the Child Protective Investigate Team Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District. Jessica’s duties include receiving and tracking each case through every aspect of the investigation, coordinating multi-disciplinary team meetings, and participating in community education and outreach activities. Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services in Youth and Family Administration from Purdue University Global and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at Purdue University Global. Jessica is trained in many areas such as Youth Mental Health First Aid, ACES, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, and Cultural Competency. Jessica and her family relocated to Tennessee from Illinois. Outside of work Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling to historic sites.
Matoka Roberts, Sr. Family Advocate
Matoka joined the Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District as a Senior Family Advocate in August 2018. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. Matoka comes with previous experience as an intern with another Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford County and then hired as the Drug Endangered Children’s Coordinator. From there, Matoka expanded her experiences by working for the Department of Children’s Services in CPS where she investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect for three years. Matoka is married with a 4-year-old daughter.
Lori Fravel, Family Advocate
Lori was brought on by the Child Advocacy Center as a Family Advocate in July of 2018. Since then she has helped approximately 70 families that have come through the Child Advocacy Center. Lori has been a resident of Dickson County since birth until recently where she now resides in Cheatham County. She is a graduate of Creek Wood High School and is currently enrolled in school to earn her degree in social work. When she is not at work, Lori enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Khrystal Dupre, Therapist
Khrystal is a master level therapist responsible for providing services to children and adolescents suffering from trauma. She serves two counties (Stewart and Houston) out of the five counties served by the 23rd CAC. Khrystal collaborates with school counselors and other community partners to develop goals the will better fit the needs of the children and adolescents in these counties. Prior to relocating to Middle Tennessee she worked with adults and children suffering from mental illness. A native of Barataria, LA., Khrystal graduated from L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero, LA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. Khrystal is currently continuing her education at Freed-Hardeman University studying to receive her Doctorate in Behavioral Health. She is trained in evidence-based intervention such as, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Khrystal has been trained on Mindfulness and Somatic interventions. Khrystal serves on the Board of Directors at Compass Behavioral Health. When she is not working she loves to read, play competitive games, and travel back to Louisiana to visit family.
Laura Boyle, Therapist
Laura is a master level therapist and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Laura provides therapy services for the 23rd CAC working to support all five of the 23rd Judicial District counties. Laura’s experience includes six years working in community mental health at LifeCare Family Services/OmniCommunity Health in Nashville, TN. She has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Laura is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from Trevecca University in Clinical Counseling with a specialization in Teaching and Supervision. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Kim Rodgers, Therapist
Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (with Mental Health Service Designation), and received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. Previous experience includes working at the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville, TN (formerly RASAC), having a private practice in Dickson, TN, and working at Milestones at Onsite (trauma adult residential program) in Cumberland Furnace, TN. Her passion is children and trauma, and she is excited to be working at the CAC and doing what she loves every day. In addition to being a therapist at the CAC, Kim also supervises our internship program. Her training includes play therapy, sand tray work, TF-CBT, EMDR, and brainspotting. Kim lives in Dickson County, and enjoy spending time with family and attending her kids’ sports activities.
Crystal Laxton, Administrative Assistant
Crystal came to the 23rd CAC in July 2018. She has worked as an office professional for over 20 years. She accumulated her office skills and knowledge through hands on experience and her many years in the clerical field. She has worked in several different types of office settings; veterinary office, dental office, a non-profit retail store, and business office. Crystal is a mother to three adult children; Kristin, Dustin, and Raven. She is also the proud Gramma to her two grandsons, Landon and Jaxon. In her spare time, Crystal likes to cook, read, and even do some gardening. She is an optimist and always tries to keep a positive attitude.