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 here.

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

Erika Davis

Direct of Children's Mental Health

Jill English

Chief of Community Equity and Inclusion

Carey Haley Wong, Esq.

Chief Legal Counsel

Shun Radford

Chief Human Resource Officer

Rachel Roman-Lagunas

Director of Direct Representation

Steven Stolen

Chief Development and External Relations Officer

Board of Directors

Katherine Malarsky

President and Treasurer
Katz Sapper & Miller LLP

Tracy Betz

Immediate Past President
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Tom Sprague

Vice President
First Financial

Beth Bingman

Huntington National Bank

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.

Heather Johll


Shelly Langona

RJE Business Interiors

Bryant Reed

UPS & Pacers Behavioral Services, LLC

Advisory Board

Yvonne Shaheen

Retired, Long Electric

John Bruch

Katz Sapper & Miller LLP

John Corbin

Huntington National Bank

Jim Freeman

Retired, OneAmerica

Ron Gifford

RDG Strategies LLC

Greg Gotwald

Plews Shadley Racher & Braun

Jerry Hammond

Lewis Wagner LLP

Ontay Johnson

100 Black Men of Indianapolis

J. Miller


Tracy Betz

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Phil Terry

Monarch Beverages

Shannon Williams

The Mind Trust