About Us

Child Advocates helps protect children who are victims of child abuse and/or neglect. We are their voices, directly representing some of them in court, fighting for equality and equity for all children in the community, and standing up for children’s rights.

You can read more about our mission.

Meet Our Team

We are passionate about our work with and on behalf of children. Meet our dedicated team.


Cynthia K. Booth, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Phyllis Armstrong, Esq.

Vice President of Program Operations

Felicia Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Jill English

Chief of Community, Equity, and Inclusion

Carey Haley Wong, Esq.

Chief Legal Counsel

Rachel Vilensky

Director of Direct Representation

Sophie Foster

Director of Children's Mental Health Program
Chief of Engagement, Engagement, Development, NonprofitChief of Engagement, Engagement, Development, Nonprofit

Ontay Johnson

Chief Engagement Officer

Angela Cain

Chief Communications Officer

Board of Directors

Katherine Malarsky

President and Treasurer
Katz Sapper & Miller LLP

Tracy Betz

Immediate Past President
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Beth Bingman

Huntington National Bank

The Honorable David Dreyer

Retired, Marion County Superior Court Judge

Scott Duncan

PNC Bank

Jaclyn Gessner

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Monique Gordy

Alpha Kappa Alpha & Community Health Network

Rhonda Harper

Citizens Energy Group

Demetrice Hicks

Children's Bureau, Inc.

Shelly Langona

RJE Business Interiors

Bryant Reed

UPS & Pacers Behavioral Services, LLC

Kenneth Riggins

Kenneth L. Riggins Attorney at Law