Roxanne StevensonExecutive 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 has a 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 husband and seven grandchildren who call her "G-Roxy".
Jaleesa BrooksChild & Family Advocate
Jaleesa has worked for The Martin House CAC since February 2016 and provides families with 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 Bachelor 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. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in counseling. In her spare time, Jaleesa enjoys being a sports mom and volunteering with the youth group at her church.
Christie Glenn-MooreProgram Director
In February 2017, Christie Glenn-Moore joined The Martin House CAC team as a multi-disciplinary team Intake Coordinator and Forensic Interviewer. In October 2019 she was promoted to Program Director to help lead the CAC into it's next decade of service to children in crisis. Christie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Development from Stephen F. Austin University and worked for the Department of Family and Protective Services in Investigations and Family Based Safety Services before joining The Martin House. As Program Director, Christie will assist the Executive Director in personnel management and program development. She will continue to conduct forensic interviews as needed and will train new staff to meet the needs of more than 700 children served by the Center each year.
When not working, 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.
Misty PowerForensic Interviewer
Misty Kale Power joined the Martin House CAC team as a Forensic Interviewer in October 2017. Misty has a strong passion for ensuring child safety having worked with Child Protective Services in various surrounding counties with Family Based Safety Services prior to working at the CAC. Misty has also worked in a private school teaching children and currently enjoys volunteering/teaching children at her church. Misty attended Louisiana State University of Shreveport where she earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. While at LSU, she served as secretary for the History club and still enjoys anything related to history. Misty enjoys reading John Grisham books, prior criminal case studies, Shakespeare, studying different cultures, listening to NPR each morning for current events taking place in the domestic and foreign political spectrum, and spoiling her BIG dog at home.
Tracey Moore, M.S., CAMS-1, LPCTherapist
Tracey Moore joined The Martin House CAC on October 16, 2017. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and in 2015 she graduated with a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. Tracey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides trauma-focused cognitive-behavior therapy at the CAC. Before joining The Martin House CAC, Tracey worked with children ages 3-17 and their families who were dealing with trauma, a range of mental disorders, anger, and oppositional defiant behavior. Due to a growing concern about families dealing with conflict resolutions, she attended training to become a Certified Anger Management Specialist-I (CAMS-1) in 2017. "Counseling is one of the keys to the healing process for every child of abuse and trauma," explains Tracey, who leads the in-house counseling/intervention services provided to child abuse victims and non-offending caregivers/family members from Gregg, Harrison, and Marion Counties.
Rachel Spurgeon, LPCTherapist
Rachel Spurgeon joined the Martin House CAC team in November 2017. She graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Tyler. Before joining The Martin House team, Rachel worked as a therapist intern at the Smith County CAC and also provided crisis intervention and assessment for both a crisis hotline and the Andrews Center. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and archery.
Aleshia AlexanderChild & Family Advocate
Aleshia Alexander is a Certified Family Life Educator and earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice (UT Tyler) and a Master's degree in Human Services (Lubbock Christian University). She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Family Studies from Texas Women's University. After working several years in the probation and parole fields, Aleshia joined The Martin House CAC in October 2018 to provide advocacy support and referral services to families who are experiencing abuse or crisis. In her spare time, Aleshia is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Scott ToliverIntake Specialist/Forensic Interviewer
Scott Toliver joined The Martin House CAC in March, 2019, after a 27-year career at Child Protective Services, spanning investigations, Family Based Safety Services, conservatorship, supervision, and working for the State Office as a Child Safety Specialist, screening intakes for policy standards. Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) and did graduate work in clinical psychology at ETSU as well.
Scott and his wife have two children: one attends Texas A&M majoring in engineering, and a 13-year-old sports fanatic. Their furry children are two Siamese cats, Cleo and Lucy, and a Welsh Corgi named Bella.
Scott is active in his local church and enjoys offshore fishing and sailing in his spare time. Scott also enjoys coaching Dixie and USSSA baseball teams. He has served on various boards in Gregg county, and he and his wife currently serve on the Asbury House board of directors.
Karen BertoniBilingual Advocate/Forensic Interviewer/Community Outreach Specialist
Karen joined The Martin House CAC in September 2019 as an Advocate and Community Outreach Specialist and has also attended Forensic Interview training. Karen has over 10 years of experience as a Victim and Witness Coordinator for the Gregg County District Attorney's Office and was certified as a Professional Victim Coordinator by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) in 2017. Apart from working with children and their families, Karen has a passion for language and has provided services as a Spanish interpreter throughout her career in the field of prosecution and as an independent contractor. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 2004 and did graduate work at the University of Nebraska in the field of Comparative and International Politics. She is currently pursuing her Master Court Interpreter License.
A native of Paraguay, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and nature.
Sherika WhiteIntake Specialist/Forensic Interviewer
Sherika White joined the CAC team as an Intake Specialist/Forensic Interviewer in March 2020 after completing a fall internship with The Martin House in 2019. Sherika graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences with concentration in Human Development and Family Studies. Sherika is a Certified Family Life Educator who enjoys meeting new people, good music and singing, and creating new life experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and making memories with family and friends.
Katie AngelIntake Specialist/Forensic Interviewer
Katie Angel has a huge passion for ensuring children are safe and protected and was welcomed by The Martin House CAC team as an Intake Specialist/Forensic Interviewer in April 2020. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2019 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science. While Katie was attending college, she completed an internship at The Martin House in 2018. In her spare time, Katie likes to spend time with family and friends.
Rainy is a female Labrador/Golden Retriever, specially bred, trained, and certified by Canine Companions for Independence to work with her handlers at the CAC. Having joined the center in August 2017, Rainy is available to comfort, entertain, or just sit quietly by children during their time at the center before or after forensic interviews, medical exams, therapy sessions, or can accompany children to court who must testify against their offenders. Rainy's hobbies include playing fetch, rolling over to beg for belly rubs, and swimming in the pond at home.