Letter from the Executive Director

Carol CarrilloWhen a child is maltreated in Contra Costa County, we all suffer. As a community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our children are able to grow up in safe and healthy environments. In this regard, our website contains valuable information and resources that every family and community member can use to help keep kids safe. Various programs and tools are available to support parents, teachers, caregivers and other individuals who are responsible for the care and well being of children. Providing a healthy start for a child can be difficult. However, CAPC is here to help and support you every step of the way. Visit our Programs page for a list of vital resources. It takes partners like you to help protect children and break the cycle of abuse in our community. We welcome your partnership in helping CAPC enforce the fact that, “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” Warmest Regards, carolcarrillosign Carol Carrillo, MSW CAPC Executive Director

CAPC Team Members


Administrative Staff

Carol Carrillo, Executive Director Wilma Holgerson, Chief Financial Officer Elisa Heinrich, Finance Administration Manager Kara Vance, Communications Coordinator & Administrator

Program Staff

Cristina Hickey, Community Education Coordinator Rose Marie Wallace, Baby Bag Manager Suzanne Viani, Child Safety Educator Carol Shenon, Child Safety Program Manager Denise Bettencourt, Child Safety Educator Pamela Young, Child Safety Educator Rose Housley, Child Safety Educator Blanca Delgado, Child Safety Educator Julie Spragins, Child Safety Educator Lakisha Hill, Child Safety Educator

Nurturing Parenting Programs

Carol Carrillo, Supervisor (West County) Maggie Velasco, Supervisor (East/Central County) Rosario Conteras, Family Support Specialist /Educator Angela Gattis, Parent Facilitator Ansar Muhammad, Parent Facilitator Sonja Smith Hodge, Parent Facilitator Khaleedah Muhammad, Parent Facilitator Kendra Tramiel, Child Care Facilitator Sofia Orozco, Child Care Facilitator Denisha Clemmons, Child Care Facilitator Marcela Lopez, Child Care Facilitator Alicia Singh, Child Care Facilitator Ashley Hursh, Child Care Facilitator Nancy Hursh, Child Care Facilitator Ruth Sarmietz-Stanton, Child Care Facilitator Sara Sears, Caretaker Liasion

Parent Partners / Early Intervention Outreach / Youth Partners

Judi Knittle, Supervisor Cheryl Barrett, Parent Partner Venny Mondragon, Parent Partner David Mason, Parent Partner Gina Runquist, Parent Partner Heather George, Parent Partner Joan Morrow, Parent Partner Mary Lopez, Parent Partner Joanie Morrow, Parent Partner Katherine Kelly, Parent Partner Therris Cunningham, Early Intervention Outreach Specialist Sunita Frey, Early Intervention Outreach Specialist Sarah Thomas, Early Intervention Outreach Specialist Eric Wagoner, Youth Partner Johneshia Mullins, Youth Partner Latajhanique “Tajh” Lee, Youth Partner Jodi Maspaitella, Mental Health Advocate

Volunteer Staff

Mary Flott,  Fundraising/Grants Consultant Jackie Carson, Community Education Volunteer


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— Dr. Seuss

Success Stories

A Changed Life

The Child Abuse Prevention Council has saved my life and I feel as if it has saved the lives of my children and transformed their destiny. This is the depth and power in which the Child Abuse Prevention Council has impacted my life. ~Lakisha Hill

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Nurturing Parenting Class Concord A Success

I thought I would never be like my parents but before I knew it I was acting out the same behaviors I learned from them. I learned how to stop the cycle of abuse. ~Parent Class Graduate

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