Who We Are


Elida Murray - Executive Director
Amanda Evans, MA, ATR-BC, LPC - Child and Adolescent Counselor/Trauma Art Therapist
Crystal Long- Forensic Interview Specialist
Lisa Donovan- Forensic Interview Specialist
Heather Charlesworth- Child and Family Advocate
Amanda Zekany - Child and Family Advocate
Jackie Hendricks- Administrative and Operations Manager

Board Committees

Executive (including Policy)
Resource Development/PR & Marketing
Board Development/Nomination

Board of Directors

Carolyn Wagaman, Community MemberPresident
Cindy Small, Gettysburg Foundation   - Vice President
Cathy Harner, Community Member - Treasurer
Esther Waybright, Community Member - Secretary
Elida Murray - Executive Director

Stephen Higgs, Cumberland Township Police Department
Andrea Singley, Attorney
Brian Sinnett, Adams County District Attorney
Jeanette Slimmer, RN, CSN, MSN, MEd, Gettysburg Area School District
Irene Powell - Community Member
Harry Hartman - Gettysburg Times
Cindy Keeney - Victim Witness Program
Sara Finkey - Adams County Children and Youth
Wendy Heiges - Community Member
Dawn Heiges Hoffman - Community Member
Thomas Fortnum - Gettysburg School District
Kelly Margetes - Adams County Assistant District Attorney
Chrissy Redding - County of Adams/ Fiscal

What is a Multidisciplinary Investigative Team?

A Multidisciplinary Investigative Team responds to child abuse allegations and includes:

  • Children and Youth Services
  • Cultural Services
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Law Enforcement
  • Victim Witness Staff
  • TrueNorth Wellness Services
  • Medical Services
  • Children's Advocacy Center Staff 

Our team of Adams County professionals meets monthly to review complex abuse cases and learn about new service resources and innovative intervention techniques.