CAC – MEET OUR STAFF

Mary Tatum
Director

Mary Tatum

Mary Tatum is the Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County (CAC-CC). Graduating from Penn State in 2006 with her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies she knew she wanted to help her local county. Before becoming the director of the CAC-CC, she obtained extensive experience working in the human services field for over 11 years. Ms. Tatum has worked with youth in Clearfield County as a Site Coordinator for Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Project S.O.A.R. Ms. Tatum has a keen understanding of mental and behavioral health and the importance of supporting families as they heal from various traumas. Tatum has years of experience providing adoption and permanency services to adjudicated children and youth throughout the Commonwealth. She believes in treatment for both the child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers.

During her time working in the social services field, she realized that she wanted to further her education. In 2011 she obtained her Master of Public Administration from Capella University. Mary came to the CAC-CC with years of supervisory and administrative background. Supervising and coordinating with multiple individuals over the past 11 years she has an exceptional ability to act as the Coordinator for Clearfield County’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT). She is currently working on her Doctorate of Public Administration through Capella University with an anticipated graduation year of 2021. Tatum is looking forward to continuing to provide support to children and families of Clearfield County.

She enjoys speaking to communities and schools about a variety of topics including understanding the signs and symptoms of child abuse, trauma and resiliency, victim service agencies and the benefits provided to the community, and careers within the investigative field. Are you interested in having Mary speak to your organization, school, club, or community? E-mail cac@cenclear.org for more details.

 

Makayla J. Brock
Case Manager

Makayla joined the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County in September 2018. Makayla provides case management services to children and their families that visit the CAC-CC.  Ms. Brock works to help families connect to treatment and services to help with the healing process.

Makayla graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2017, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies focusing on courses related to child welfare and development. Directly following graduation, Makayla worked for the Clearfield County Government Agency-Children Youth and Family Services, which heightened her desire to assist in the healing process of child abuse victims.

Makayla is dedicated to helping serve victims of child abuse in Clearfield County as a case manager of the CAC-CC and as an active member of the Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT).