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.
Courtney James, Therapist
Courtney used to be a therapist intern at the CAC and is excited to be back as a master level therapist, specializing in providing therapy for kids who have or are experiencing trauma. She received her master’s degree in human development counseling with a clinical mental health focus from Vanderbilt University. Courtney’s previous experience includes working at Omni Visions as their clinical therapist for their level 3 therapeutic foster care program in Clarksville, TN, providing therapy services for children at Explore! Community School in Nashville, TN, as well clinical experience at a group home with Youth Villages. Courtney works from a person-centered perspective and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency) Framework, Circle of Security, and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Courtney enjoys incorporating strength based and experiential work into sessions. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her Dalmatian, hiking, creating, and more recently paddle boarding.
Anna Collins, Therapist
Anna is a master level therapist who plans on pursuing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended Purdue University with Bachelors in both Brain & Behavioral Science and Human Development & Family Science with a focus in Child Development. She is receiving her Masters in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She has previous experience working on Joint Base San Antonio with military children and families. She is passionate about holding a safe space for children to heal after experiencing trauma and truly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and teens. Within the therapy office, Anna practices from a humanistic perspective and uses aspects of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness practices, and Play Therapy. Outside of her work, she enjoys being active through dance, hiking, and Crossfit as well as spending time with her mini dachshund, Henry
Kim Rodgers, Senior Therapist and Intern Program Coordinator
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.