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Staff Members

Roxanne Stevenson

Executive Director

Roxanne Stevenson was named Executive Director of The Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center in October 2011. She is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and direction of the day-to-day administrative operations, provides public education and community awareness presentations regarding child abuse issues and the purpose of the CAC, and develops fundraising and program expansion initiatives. Roxanne served in a variety of management roles for other non-profit organizations before joining the CAC, and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from LeTourneau University. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys horseback riding, golfing, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with her five grandkids who call her "G-Roxy".

Kimberly Lara

Program Director/Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Kimberly Lara joined the staff of The Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center in February 2013 as a Forensic Interviewer and Family Advocate. She was promoted to Program Director in 2016 and continues to serve as the center's Bilingual Forensic Interviewer. Kimberly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas in Denton and graduated Cum Laude from Tarleton State University with a Master's degree in Criminal Justice. Kimberly wears many hats for The Martin House CAC assisting with grant and statistical reports, personnel and program management, and ensuring children and families affected by abuse have the support and resources they need throughout the case investigation and prosecution process.

Jordan Beardsley

Forensic Interviewer

Jordan Beardsley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She joined The Martin House CAC team in September 2015 as Intake Coordinator and helped establish and organize the center's MDT Enhancement Program. In 2016, Jordan began training as a Forensic Interviewer and now conducts a major portion of child interviews at the center. Jordan continues to assist with the MDT Enhancement Program and the scheduling of forensic interviews for alleged victims in Gregg and Marion Counties. When not assisting team members or children at the CAC, Jordan is a volunteer mentor through the Partners in Prevention organization and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband.

Jaleesa Nelson

Child & Family Advocate

As Child and Family Advocate, Jaleesa Nelson is most often the friendly face that greets children and families arriving at the center for services. Jaleesa has worked for The Martin House CAC since February 2016 and provides critical follow-up support and assistance throughout the investigation and prosecution process of a child abuse case. Jaleesa attended The University of Texas at Tyler where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. While attending college, she worked with children at a daycare center, then gained experience as a substance abuse counselor intern in the prison system. In her spare time, Jaleesa enjoys being a sports mom and volunteering with the youth group at her church.

Christie Glenn-Moore

Intake Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer

In February 2017, Christie Glenn-Moore joined The Martin House CAC team as Intake Coordinator and Forensic Interviewer. Christie has strong connections with team members in Child Protective Services from Harrison, Marion, Panola, and Rusk counties due to her extensive experience working for the Department of Family and Protective Services in Investigations and Family Based Safety Services. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Development from Stephen F. Austin University and will continue utilizing her knowledge, experience, and skills in reviewing and tracking notifications of child abuse and coordinating and conducting forensic interviews for The Martin House. Christie and her husband have five fantastic children who keep the family pleasantly busy. Christie also enjoys her involvement as a Youth Director at her church.