Rural & Remote Service Area Training Series
Recorded On: 06/23/2020
Learn to meet the Accreditation Standards in Rural & Remote service areas
Alyson McKenzie (Moderator)
Alyson MacKenzie is the Accreditation Coordinator at National Children’s Alliance, and manages the accreditation process for Child Advocacy Centers throughout the country. Previously Alyson was the Senior Program Associate of Accreditation at NCA as well as Program Associate at NCA, managing grants and membership for the Southern Region of the United States. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Human Service Management from Boston University. Ms. MacKenzie has years of experience providing training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country.
Accreditation Program Associate
Alyssa Todd worked as an Investigative Social Worker for Vermont CPS for almost five years, then moved to Philadelphia for grad school, where she continued to work with youth in foster care. She moved back to Vermont and became the Director and Forensic Interviewer of a small Associate Member center in Brattleboro, VT in 2012. In 2016 the Center became fully Accredited with NCA under Ms. Todd's leadership. During her time working at a CAC, her interests were mostly focused on Forensic Interviewing and Vicarious Trauma.
Membership Program Associate
Sarah Coker-Robinson is the NCA Membership Program Associate in the Member Services department. Her background is in political science and paralegal studies, but she has also had some experience in the non-profit world, working with undeserved youth in Wilmington, DE. She started at NCA in 2015, working in the Grants department then moved to the Membership department where she hosts the NCA Member Newsflash keeping you up to date on what is happening at NCA, plays an integral role in the review process for Associate, Affiliate, and Satellite applications, as well as helps members gain access to all member benefits, including our social platform + learning tool - NCA Engage!